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Deirdre Keeley


Address: 44 Merrion Grove, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin




Tel: +353 879413251

Work experience


September 2013 - May 2016

Mesh Architects, Pavilion House, 31/32 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2


- Project / Conservation architect on various residential conservation and refurbishment works in Dublin and surrounding areas

- Preparation of successful conservation grant applications (Two no. Built Heritage Investment Scheme grants 2016 with Dublin City Council & Meath County Council, Structures at Risk Grant 2016 with Dublin City Council)

- Preparation of successful An Bord Pleanala appeal submissions


July 2013 – present

Dathanna Architecture


Co-founder of Dathanna Architecture with Alan Connolly


March 2012 – July 2013

OPW EU Presidency and Planning Office, Dublin Castle State Apartments, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 


- Site architect based in Dublin Castle with responsibility for designing, procuring and project managing a series of building and renovation projects leading up to EU Presidency.  Deirdre was the Architect member of Operational Working Group in Dublin Castle managing the EU Presidency, with key responsibility for preparing all drawings for all EU events (ministerial meetings, conferences, gala dinners, site operations etc).

November 2009 – March 2012

OPW Conservation Unit, OPW Head Office, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath 


Collaborating on a number of projects including:

- Abbotstown House – Proposed headquarters of the Irish Sports Council (ISC) / National Sports Council Development Authority (NSCDA) [February 2012 – April 2012] Conversion and extension of existing house and former laboratory buildings into headquarters for the ISC / NSCDA

State Apartments, Dublin Castle, - Electrical upgrade works [May 2012– October 2012] Involvement in construction stage of a large programme of electrical upgrading works to upgrade M&E services in Dublin Castle for the EU presidency 2013.

- State Apartments, Dublin Castle, - Accessibility Works and Fabric and Services Upgrade [2011 – March 2012] Involvement at detailed design, tender & construction stages of a programme of works to provide universal access to the State Apartments (which include the installation of a new universally accessible passenger lift car and which also included upgrading works to M&E services & fire compartment upgrading works)

- Houses of the Oireachtas Complex, Dublin 2 - (private)

- Green Street Courthouse - Works to the Historic Fabric


September 2007 – February 2009

Paul Arnold Architects,38 Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin 8


Collaborating on a number of projects including:

- Isolde’s Tower, Dublin 2

Preparation of feasibility study of the presentation, conservation and maintenance of a National Monument

- Julianstown Church, Julianstown, Co. Meath

- Clane Parish Centre, Clane, Co. Kildare

- New Ross Courthouse


May - August 2006

Scott Tallon Walker Architects, 19 Merrion Square, Dublin 2


- Liaising with design team on completion of feasibility study for office

development on St. Stephens Green.

- 3D modelling of design studies for various projects 


May 2004 - August 2005

Fitz.Gerald and Associates Architects, 87 Harcourt St, Dublin 2


Collaborating on a number of projects including:

- Killeen Castle - detailed surveys

- Residential development, Edenderry, Co. Offaly (to planning stage)







Autodesk Revit 2014

Vectorworks 2013

AutoCAD 2013

SketchUp Pro

Maxwell Render


Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe InDesign

2010 - present

2010 - present



Dublin Institute of Technology


           Professional Energy Skills in nZeb


Dublin Institute of Design


            Revit and Level 2 Building Information Modelling



Trinity College Dublin 

2011 – 2012 

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Building Repair and Conservation (P Grad Dip ABRC)  


University College Dublin, Dublin


Professional Diploma in Architecture (P.Dip Arch) 


University College Dublin, Dublin

2005 - 2007

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)



University College Dublin, Dublin

2001 - 2004

Bachelor of Science [Architectural Science] (B.Sc. Arch) 

Honours and Awards


Attingham Summer School 2015

           Sansovino Scholarship recipient

           Arts Council Travel and Training Award recipient



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