Originally from Galway, Paul Dillon is a Registered Architect. He is a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and the Architectural Association of Ireland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and a Masters of Architecture from California State Polytechnical University, Pomona. He won The Richard Neutra Design Award for his Master's Thesis and has served as a juror for schools of architecture, and architectural competitions on a number of occasions. He established paul dillon architects on returning to Galway and the practice is currently working on a small number of challenging everyday projects. This commitment to the process of building has been recognised with numerous international publications, as well as an AAI Award for Site 7, Briarhill Business Park, an RIAI Award for the Drive Through Restaurant, and RIAI Commendation Award for Carnaun National School.