"Beautifully crafted and sensitively executed, this project takes the spaces of the existing buildings, revitalises them and secures their future as living, breathing elements of the city. It offers a vision of what can be done with our underused and undevalued stock of historic urban buildings." Jury citation, 51 A,B&C Dawson Street, 2020 RIAI Awards.
"The house is everything we had hoped it would be: a great combination of respecting its historic character and making a modern family home. Working with Paul, Rachael and their team was a great experience; they kept to budget and programme, and we always felt involved." Client citation, Belgrave Road, Rathmines. RIAI Awards.
"Paul Keogh and Rachael Chidlow were enlisted, and soon the Edwardian original was transformed into a contemporary home: the two-storey, over basement, cedar-clad rear extension sits seamlessly with the original footprint." Ten Houses we fell for in 2019 - Oakley Road, Ranelagh. The Irish Times - November 28th 2019.
"It was great to see the RIAI recognising the work done in restoring the buildings on Dawson Street....it has transformed the junction of Dawson Street and Duke Street and greatly enhanced the streetscape in general." Donough Cahill, Executive Director, Irish Georgian Society.
"This beautifully designed house by PKA - a practice with a record of contemporary versions of traditional Irish buildings - is well constructed, with high insulation levels, a low-energy heat-recovery system, wood-burning stoves and solar panels." The Irish Times. Robin House, Foxford, Co. Mayo
"Classic examples of merit that normally goes unrewarded…It is reassuring that these rooms are so ordinary…both of them are to do with normality and the essence of things." David Chipperfield / AAI Awards Citation - Two garden rooms, Dublin.
"Modern and forward-looking, his designs may yet reach to the sky; one of those rare enough architects who draws, and therefore finds solutions in these of the line." Who's Who in Ireland - The Influential Irish
"The design and the mix of uses that the architect has achieved within the constraints of heritage legislation and building regulations are an exemplar of how protected structures can be adapted to the demands of today without losing anything of their historic character or architectural quality". Dawson St Remodelling. RIAI Awards 2000.Cient citation.
"RIBA fellow members are ambassadors for the profession who have made a real contribution to architecture and the community, and who represent the diversity, talent and dynamism of architecture and the built environment." Royal Institute of British Architects fellowship award to Paul Keogh, June 2018.
"Thank you for providing such a great insight into the complexities and challenges of re-use and urban renewal; its a super project". Ms Nikki Matthews, Senior Architecture Advisor, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
"I had a strong relationship with the architects, who proved time and time again their great ability to combine a client's wish-list with practical necessities. I'd love to enjoy it all over again!" Client citation, Bar na Don, House in Glandore, RIAI Regional Awards
"Having regard to....the high quality of the architecture and urban design proposed....the Board made its decision…." An Bord Pleanala grant of permission for OPW Heuston Gate Development, 2013.
"This is a delightful project..the scale and proportion of the housing show a fluency of style that adds value to this community project...." RIAI Awards citation - St. Vincent de Paul Housing Gorey
"An extremely well considered building of modest and well handled materials, which respects its setting and enhances the surrounding environment." RIAI Awards Citation - Old Borough School and Parish Centre, Swords
"Paul Keogh Architects gave a full and personal commitment to the project.....Care and attention to detail was evident in all aspects of the restoration....We have finished with a marvellous facility full of air and light..." Paul Clifford, Director of Services, Monaghan County Council