Researchers at UCD

Paul Arnold


School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162757


Honours and Awards

Year: 2007.
Title: RIAI Conservation Silver Medal


Association: Royal Institute for the Architects of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Royal Institute of British Architects, Function/Role: Member
Association: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland , Function/Role: Fellow


Committee : Historic Buildings Committee, Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
Committee : Board of Examiners, Professional Practice Examination
Committee : Conservation Medal Jury
Committee : RIAI Conservation Accreditation Examination Board

Other Activities

Heritage Council
1996-2005 Member of the Architectural Standing Committee, responsible for the
development of policy for the identification and protection of the architectural heritage
and evaluation of projects for grant aid. In addition, the Heritage Council has a role in
evaluating the works to historic buildings in the ownership of local authorities.
Participation in the work of the Heritage Council on behalf of the Architecture
Committee, included reviewing, with Department of Justice officials, works being
proposed for courthouses, legislation, policy reviews concerning the State's role in
architectural heritage protection, acquisition policy for the State of historic properties,
review of the impact of rural housing on aspects of heritage. Member of the
Ecclesiastical Committee.
An Taisce: the National Trust for Ireland
Paul is a former member of the governing Council and former Chairman of the Built
Environment Group, which deals on behalf of An Taisce with building and urban planning




Research Interests

Dublin City Council has commissioned Paul to investigate the survival of vernacular buildings within the city. The study has identified modest and unusual small buildings surviving alongside more polite architecture. This study is on-going
The Heritage Council commissioned Paul to conduct a study into the issues related to Sustaining Places of Worship. The report has been circulated to stakeholders for review.
Paul was commissioned to contribute to the DOEHLG publication on Energy in Traditional buildings.

Paul was commissioned by The Heritage Council (with McHugh O'Cofaigh Architects) to
undertake a study of the building regulatory environment within which the management
and repair of historic buildings takes place.