Aya Kihara Paul

Position: Architect
Qualification: B.Eng, M.Eng, M.Sc, ARB, AABC

Aya joined Richard Griffiths Architects in January 2008 after working on various projects involving the conservation and adaptation of historic buildings at Andrew Townsend Architects in Oxfordshire.

She started her architectural study at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan and was awarded a Bachelors degree (1998) and a Masters degree (2000) in Engineering. She pursued her interest in the re-use of old buildings and studied Architectural Materials Conservation at Bournemouth University where she obtained a Masters of Science degree in 2002.

She has been an architect registered with the ARB since 2006, and accredited on AABC register.

Projects for which she has been involved at RGA include the following:

Clissold House, Stoke Newington, London

Major refurbishment of 18th century Grade II* listed former country villa used as park cafe and lettable rooms for Hackney Council. The works included landscaping in the vicinity of the house, re-roofing zinc roof, stone and brick masonry repairs, joinery repairs, internal refurbishment and alterations, and insertion of accessible facilities such as passenger lift and changing places WC. It was HLF funded project.


St Alfege Church, Greenwich
Stone repairs to East Portico, internal joinery repairs and floor cleaning for 18th century Grade I listed church by Hawksmoor.


Portsmouth Cathedral
Repair works to the eastern roofs for Grade I listed Cathedral. The works included re-roofing of tiled roof, repairs to leadwork, copper clad dormers and asphalt roofs (HLF funded).


Hampstead Burial Ground, London
Repair works to the tombs dealing with variety of materials (some Grade II listed), Columbarium structure, brick boundary walls, and improvement of the footpaths (HLF funded).


All Saints' Church, Faringdon, Oxon
Contemporary single storey extension to 12th century Grade I listed church in a historic market town in Oxfordshire.


St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith
Construction details for a major modern church hall extension to 19th century Grade II* listed St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith. (RIBA award 2012)


Various condition surveys
Worksop Priory Gate House, Nottinghamshire (14th century, Grade I listed)
College of Arms, London (17th century, Grade I listed)
City of London Freemen’s School (18th century, GradeII* listed)

Aya Kihara Paul