B.Arch. Hons. (UCD), RIAI, AIA, AKB (Berlin), RIAI Conservation Grade 3
Karen McEvoy was educated at University College Dublin School of Architecture before gaining international experience in New York, Paris and London. In 1996 she co-founded Bucholz McEvoy Architects with Merritt Bucholz following their successful entry in the international competition to design a new low-energy Civic Headquarters for Fingal County Council in Ireland. Since then the company has grown, and enjoys a reputation leading for high quality/ low energy design in both the public and private sectors. The practice is based in Dublin, Ireland, and provides full architectural services together with urban design, master-planning, interior design, conservation architecture, landscape design and infrastructure / ecological design. The ethos of the office is one of a sustainable holistic design approach, which permeates all the projects and research of the practice.
Karen is a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Architects Association Berlin (AKB). She has taught at DIT School of Architecture, University College Dublin and SAUL (School of Architecture University of Limerick. Karen has been visiting professor at Harvard University GSD, and guest lecturer at various schools of Architecture in Europe and USA (including Cornell University, Cooper Union NYC, and the University of Buffalo).