Alice Casey is an Irish architect, educator and co-founder of TAKA Architects. She graduated from the Technological University in Dublin in 2003, and, after working in Ireland and the UK, co-founded her Dublin-based practice with Cian Deegan in 2007.
TAKA have earned international recognition through awards and publications, winning the Peter Davey Prize at the AR Emerging awards in 2019. Best known for their domestic architecture, they have also created public works and exhibitions, including the Merrion cricket pavilion in 2014 and the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in both 2008 and 2010.
Attention to texture and materiality is central to their practice, evident in the perforated brick facade of a house added to a Victorian terrace in Dublin 2009, and the clever mirror-lined interior of a house built in 2011 in the suburb of Firhouse. This interest in texture extends to drawing: the tactile embroidered architectural drawing of Middleton Park Lodge – a project shortlisted for AR House in 2021 – was featured in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show.
Casey holds a PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and has taught at a number of institutions, including UCD and Queens University Belfast. She currently teaches the architectural master's and professional diploma programmes at TU Dublin.