Paul Kelly

Lecturing in Architectural Desing Studio, Design Technology and History Theory & Criticism

Paul Kelly divides this time between Teaching and Practice, He is a Lecturer in Architecutre and a director of FKL architects - FKL have lectured and have been exhibited nationally and internationally and have received a number of national awards and have been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe European Architecture Award. FKL curated conceived and designed the Irish entry for the Venice Biennale 2006, SubUrban to SuperRural, comprising theoretical projects by nine architects on the issue of sprawl. FKL were participants at the inaugural Lisbon Architecture Triennale with d-void, in 2007. In 2009 FKL initiated the Shadowland project examining how architects can look at solutions to Ghost states.

Diploma in Architectural Technology DIT

Bachelor of Architectural Science (First Class Honours)

Diploma in Architecture DIT (First Class Honours)

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 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


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

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

Sustainable Building Systems

Passive Environmental Design

The work of Craig Ellwood Architect in the Context of California Modernism

The influence of Minimialist Art on Contemporary Architecture Practice

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