Paul Kelly Dip Arch Tech, B Arch Sc, MRIAI



  • Diploma in Architectural Technology DIT.
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (First Class Honours). 
  • Diploma in Architecture DIT  (First Class Honours).  

Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies

  • Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
  • Member of the Architectural Association of Ireland. 
  • Vice President of the AAI 1995/96.
  • President of the AAI 1996/97.
  • Member of the RIBA
  • Member of the council of the RIAI in 1997, 2004 and 2005
  • Member of the RIAI CPD advisory Group 1998 – 1999
  • Member of the board of Architecture Ireland 2001 – 2007 


  • Member of the Board of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios 2004 - 2011

Academic Experience Experience


  • External Examiner School of Architecture UCD 2013
  • Tutor at The Dublin School of Architecture 2005 – 2011
  • External Examiner School of Architecture UCD 2009 – 2011
  • External Examiner School of Architecture Cesuga 2009 and 2011
  • Unit leader 5th Year UCD 2003
  • Part Time tutor at the department of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street 1993 - 2000
  • Visiting Design Critic at the School of Architecture UCD 1995

Practice Experience

  • Architect with Corrogan Soundy Kiladiti - Windsor 1989-1990
  • Associate Architect in the practice with McGarry NíÉaniagh Architects, Drogheda: 1990-1998
  • Senor Architect with O'Mahony Pike Architects 1998 – 1999
  • Director with FKL architects 1999-present


  • 2006 SubUrban to SuperRural, Ireland at the Venice Biennale, 10th International Architecture Exhibition 
  • 2007 1000x European Architects, featuring Baldoyle Library
  • Young Eurpean Architects, featuring, S3, Brick House and Baldoyle Library 1990 AAI Awards Catalogue featuring Youth Hostel in Leitrim
  • 2005 40 under 40 publication to accompany the exhibtion at the V&A and traveling around Brittan
  • Detail magazine, Germany - featuring the Brick House
  • Architecture Ireland - featuring 4 St James Terrace
  • Abstract magazine, Belguim – featuring the Brick House
  • 2004 Practicing Architecture monograph designed by FKL architects in associa tion with the RHA to mark the exhibition at the Gallagher gallery designed by FKL architects featuring 5 architectural practices
  • RIBA Journal, England – featuring Library at Baldoyle 
  • 2003 Mini House Book 3 Houses Rathmines
  • Architecture + Detail , Germany featuring the S House
  • Architecture Today – England, featuring the S House
  • A+U, Japan  - featuring Residential terrace Rathmines
  • 2002 Architecture Today, England – featuring S3
  • Architecture Ireland – featuring S house
  • Architecture Ireland – featuring S3
  • 2001 AAI Awards Catalogue Featuring Brick House, Dublin
  • Irish Architectural Review - featuring Wolfe Tone Square Competition entry
  • S3 Book a monograph on the building by FKL architects published by Strand Street Press, designed by FKL architects
  • 2000 AAI Awards Catalogue featuring Baldoyle Library and Area Office, Dublin
  • 1999 AAI Awards Catalogue featuring Apartment building in Amiens Street, Dublin
  • 1998 DIT department of Architecture and Town Planning Journal
  • 1997 Monument Architecture and Design (Australia)- an eighteen page article assessing the impact and contribution of the work of Group 91 Architects in Temple Bar
  • 1996 Hauser Dream House Competition entry
  • Fís exhibition Catalogue
  • 1995 Japan Architect No. 17 featuring Glass Teahouse Competition
  • Tales from Two Cities catalogue
  • AAI Awards Catalogue featuring the house in Gifu
  • 1994 Japan Architect No. 13 featuring House in Gifu
  • 1992 Japan Architect No. 6 featuring Yokohama Urban Design Project
  • 1991 AAI Awards Catalogue featuring Room with a View project
  • Smithfield Competition Catalogue


  • 2005 40 under 40 winner and exhibition at the V&A London FKL architects
  • 2002 Artist’s Retreat Martin Valley FKL architects First Prize 
  • 2001 Monaghan Civic offices Competition FKL architects Short-listed
  • 2000 Kildare Civic Offices Competition FKL architects Short-listed 
  • 1999 Arts Heritage Gaeltacht and The Islands - competition for a new head quaters for the government department. FKL architects
  • 1999 AAI Awards for excellence in Irish Architecture (FKL architects Special Mention)
  • 1998 Wolfe Tone Square Competition (FKL architects Second Place)
  • 1998 DIT Knocksink Sustainable Building Competition (in collaboration with Peter Cody, Michelle Fagan and Gary Lysaght) Special mention
  • 1998 Liffey Pedestrian Bridge a project for the Millennium
  • 1997 House Design Competition in Bolton, England. Shortlisted from an entry of 120
  • 1996 Dream House Competition, Dortmund, Germany
  • 1995 House Design Competition in Ena, Japan. Competition theme “The Blossoming of a Women’s Vision”
  • 1994 International competition for the Port Terminal building in Yokohama (In collaboration with Michelle Fagan, Gary Lysaght and Ralph Bingham)
  • 1994 Exhibited in the “20/20” chair exhibition of chairs for £20 designed by 20 architects in their twenties
  • 1993 House Design Competition in Gifu, Japan. Competition theme “To fulfil a Women’s Dream”
  • 1992 Berlin Spreebogen Competition (as a member of d-Compass)
  • 1992 Yokohama 3rd Urban Design Competition. Second Prize (as a member of d-Compass). Chief Assessor Fumihko Maki
  • 1991 Powers Gold Label Smithfield Competition. First Place (as a member of d-Compass). Chief Assessor Henri Ciriani


  • 2015 AAI Award, Social Housing Shangan Avenue, Ballymun, Foreign Assessors Kevin Carmody, Oliver Wainwright
  • 2011 AAI Special Award, A house, Dublin, Foreign Assessors William Curtis, Tony Fretton, Jo Taillieu
  • 2010 Hauser Award, Third Prize, A house
  • 2009 RIAI Awards, Shortlisted for Precast House and A House
  • 2008 Hauser Special Mention, Private House Dublin
  • 2006 AAI Special Mention Reuben Street Apartments and Martin Valley Artist’s Retreat, Blarney, County Cork
  • 2005 RIAI Award 4 St. James Terrace, Dublin
  • 2004 AAI Award Brick House, Dublin, Foreign Assessors Aaron Betsky and Paul  Robbrecht
  • 2003 AAI Award Baldoyle Library and Area Office, Foreign Assessors Deyan   Sudjic and Louisa Hutton
  • 2002 FKL Architects selected for Special mention AAI Awards
  • 2001 AAI Special Award for 3 Houses at Rathmines, Foreign Assessor Florian Biegel
  • 1994 Participated in the ‘Tales from two Cities” exhibition, featuring the work of young emerging Irish and Scottish Architects. The exhibition travelled from Edinburgh to Dublin and on to Berlin and London
  • 1994 House in Gifu, Japan selected for a special mention Architectural Association of Ireland (in collaboration with Deirdre Whelan). Assessor Willem-Jan Neutlings 
  • 1991 “Room with a View” selected for an Award by the Architectural Association
  • 1990 Youth Hostel in Leitrim selected for exhibition by the Architectural Association of Ireland (in Collaboration with Ralph Bingham) Foreign Assessor  Esteve Bonnell


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