Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Enter Projects
Patrick Keane has lived and worked on five continents, and has allowed his global travels to translate back into the workplace. He uses his experience and knowledge to introduce forward-thinking approaches in design, fusing new technology with local skill sets and regional arts and crafts.
Patrick achieved his Bachelor degree in Environmental Design at the University of Western Australia before setting his sights on the University of Princeton in the US, graduating with a Masters in Architecture.
He founded Enter Projects in 2005. Now called Enter Projects Asia, he has led the team to create noteworthy projects, always gaining attention from the public and the design community, both locally and globally. Design highlights include the Edgecliff Medical Centre and Lot.1 café, bar and restaurant, both in Sydney, Australia; and in Bangkok, Thailand, the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit serviced apartments, Spice & Barley gastro lounge, and Vikasa yoga studio. The last project was winner of Dezeen’s Leisure and Wellness interior of the year in 2020, and was a winner in Interior Design New York 2020’s Best of Year Awards.
Since Patrick relocated to Asia, he has directed the firm to engage in wellness initiatives, using every project as a launch pad for innovation, sophistication and strong sustainable agendas. These projects are now receiving global acclaim for their eco-masterplanning, architecture interior services.
Patrick explains his approach: “Architecture is not for the faint-hearted. Our aesthetic has to be contemporary, as our work seeks to have continued relevance. A designer needs be part of the spirit of the age, and part of modern culture, in order to represent trends in thought, reference the past and be optimistic for the future.”
Aside from the architectural practice, Patrick set up Project Rattan in the lockdown of 2020. The initiative reinvigorates Thai crafts that are severely under threat from the importation of inferior plastic products.