PAC Studio, June 2017
From left to right:
Graham Petrie, Peter Crowley, Niall Fitzgerald, Gavin Doheny, Brian Guckian, Alan Connolly, Jessica Lange, Aoife Considine, Mark Chester
GRAHAM PETRIE, Director
BSc(Hons), PG Dip.Arch, MRIAI, RIBA, ARB
Graham studied at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen and practiced for six years in the UK before moving to Ireland in 1999. Prior to founding PAC Studio, Graham was project director with Bucholz McEvoy Architects in Dublin and before that, a project architect for Glenn Howells Architects in the UK. Graham is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland and the Architects Registration Board/ Royal Institute of British Architects.
Within PAC Studio, Graham is responsible for client liaison and performance on all projects, environmental design and research, as well as general business management and development. His experience over a wide range of projects is particularly focused on the integration of environmental considerations within the design process, from energy, construction or material technologies to considerations of climate, user comfort, building fabric and landscape. Graham has also led the environmental design studio within the School of Architecture, University of Limerick (SAUL) since 2007.
PETER CROWLEY, Director
B.Arch Sc, Dip.Arch, MRIAI
Peter studied at Dublin Institute of Technology and during this time he spent periods working in both the Netherlands and Ireland. Prior to forming PAC Studio, Peter worked as a project architect with Bucholz McEvoy Architects for seven years. Peter was awarded the RIAI Deirdre O’ Connor Medal for Professional Practice in 2005 and is a member of the RIAI. He currently tutors in the 4th Year Architecture Studio at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT.
Peter is focused on the professional delivery and design development of all projects within the studio, with an emphasis on clear communication with the client and the wider design and construction team. This is fundamental to all of our collaborations, with the emphasis firmly placed in maintaining good relationships with both our clients and users of the finished projects over the long term.
BRIAN GUCKIAN, Associate
BSc (Hons), B.Arch, MRIAI
Brian studied Architecture between 2002 and 2008 at the Queen’s University, Belfast and University College, Dublin. During this period, he also spent time working for Bucholz Mc Evoy Architects and EDEN Architects, Dublin, Ireland.
Brian joined PAC Studio in July 2008 with a particular focus on the management of production and processes within the Studio. As an associate to the practise, Brian is responsible for ensuring the drawing and document production on all projects follows our quality assurance procedures, whilst developing research work in terms of innovative use of materials and construction techniques. Brian is also responsible for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme within the Studio, developing and expanding the skills and knowledge base for our team.
JESSICA LANGE, Project ArchitectB.Arch (Hons), CEPH, PG.Dip (Applied Building Repair And Conservation), MRIAI
Jessica studied Architecture between 2004 and 2010 at Dublin Institute of Technology. During this period, Jessica also gained valuable experience working in a number of renowned offices in Ireland and notably in Melbourne, Australia.
Jessica joined PAC Studio in January 2011, with a particular focus on conservation research and Passive Haus design strategies. Jessica is currently working towards a postgraduate degree in Building Conservation within Trinity College, Dublin, with keen interest in the conservation and preservation of 20th Century Architecture in Dublin.
ALAN CONNOLLY, Project ArchitectH.Dip Int Arch, BSc Arch (Hons), B.Arch, PG Dip Arch, MRIAI
Alan studied Architecture between 2001 and 2010 at the University of Greenwich in London, Waterford Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick. During this period he developed his experience working with Joseph Doyle Architects and Architecture Republic. Alan achieved his professional qualifications in Architecture in 2012 from University College Dublin, he also holds a Higher Diploma in Interior Architecture & Design from the Institute of Technology Sligo where he studied between 1999 and 2001.
Alan joined PAC studio in July 2014 bringing extensive experience in the fields of residential, retail, commercial and urban design projects. Alan has with a keen interest in sustainability, whilst his project delivery across commissions of every scale from bespoke one-off projects to major public works is a key aspect of his role in PAC. Alan has particular interest in the field of environmental design and has excellent skills in Building Information and Energy Modelling; he established PAC BIM technology infrastructure in 2014.
AOIFE CONSIDINE, Project ArchitectBSc Arch (Hons), M.Arch, MRIAI
Aoife studied Architecture between 2001 and 2008 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and the Mackintosh School of Art and Design, Glasgow. Aoife has previously worked with Paul Keogh Architects in Dublin, Cullinan Architects in London, and has also worked in both Sydney, Australia and New York. Aoife achieved her professional qualifications in 2014 from University College Dublin, and established Imeall Architecture, a Galway practice
Aoife joined PAC studio bringing this range of interests to our team, including particular skills in research to bear, in the role of project team leader within much of the public commissions we have through the Office of Public Works. Aoife’s particular interests in research and data visualisation have been a core part of developing our working processes in the studio.
GAVIN DOHENY, Architectural Graduate
BA (1st Class Hons)
Gavin graduated with First Class Honours from the School of Architecture, University of Limerick (SAUL) in 2012. During this period, Gavin was actively involved in a number of research projects, including the Pilot Schools Inventory for the Department of Education and the publication of ‘The University of Limerick – a History’ with David Fleming. Gavin also represented the University on an exchange to Nanjing and Shanghai in 2011 .
Gavin joins PAC Studio in 2015, following a spell working in Chicago with both Dirk Dennison Architects and doorthirteen architects. Gavin has worked on a wide range of project types and scales across the United States; his skills in BIM, model making, representation and design will be a valuable addition to the PAC Team.
NIALL FITZGERALD, Architectural Graduate
Niall graduated from the Dublin School of Architecture, in 2015. During this period, Niall was actively involved in the Publications Committee, and an integral member of the Industria Exhibition team – this exhibition included Niall’s thesis proposal for a Brettstapel factory in Waterford, a form of timber construction using format timber panel construction.
Niall worked with Barker Shorten Architects in London during his studies, as well as time spent a foreman on construction projects in Ireland. Niall joined PAC Studio in 2015, with a particular interest in our method of relating construction methods to modelling techniques (both physical and virtual) in the studio.
NIC PETRIE, Office Manager
BSc, PG Dipl. Business Management
Nic administers the business management and day to day accounting for the studio, as well as developing marketing strategies and copyrighting of office documents with the directors.
MERLO KELLY, Conservation Architect
B.Arch, MRIAI, MUBC Grade III Conservation
Merlo brings particular her particular talent and skills in conservation work to our projects when required and is a long term collaborator and friend of the studio.
Collaborators since 2007