Gopal Naidoo

Life Sciences Sector Lead, Director

Having demonstrated leadership, project management, and project delivery excellence on a range of projects, Gopal is widely recognised for his ability to bring consensus to the table for design and construction matters alike. He leads RKD’s Life Sciences sector with specialist expertise in design for third-level research. As a recognised thought leader, Gopal contributes to the RIAI on the BC(a)R Code of Practice, the delivery of GCCC Forms of Contract, and he sits on the RIAI Practice Committee.

Core Expertise

  • Third Level Research
  • Building Control
  • Assigned Certifier
  • Brief Development
  • Design Process Management



  • PG Dip Arch, University of Kwa-zulu Natal, Durban, 1999
  • B Arch, University of Kwa-zulu Natal, Durban, 1997
  • MRIAI, Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 2006