Scott Tallon Walker




Ronan Phelan


Founder Member, Irish Green Building Council
Committee member, RIAI Building Regulations implementation task force


Ronan is a Director of STW. He joined the practice after an international career working on high profile projects including La Defense tower in Paris and the masterplan for the reconstruction of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

Ronan’s expertise in the design and fitout of high quality commercial buildings spans public and private sector clients. His most recent commission is the challenging refurbishment of a listed modernist office building - originally designed by the practice in 1970 – to achieve a LEED Platinum rating without compromising the architectural integrity of the iconic structure.

Ronan was responsible, from inception to completion, for the Point Village District Centre in the Dublin Docklands. This 7 storey over triple-basement scheme comprises a 252 bedroom hotel, 6 screen multiplex cinema, 10,000sqm of offices and 20,000sqm shopping centre – one of the largest mixed use schemes ever constructed in Ireland.

Ronan has also delivered several specialist data and telecommunications centres, including a National Network Management Centre and a National Data and Webhosting facility for Eircom, Ireland’s leading telecommunications provider.

Ronan’s continued interest in public buildings include theatre spaces, local authority civic offices, masterplanning the transformation of a large university library and humanities building to meet modern pedagogical needs, and the competition winning proposal for an international James Joyce Cultural Centre (Ulysses Centre) in an 18th century Dublin mansion.

As STW’s ‘sustainability champion,’ Ronan was instrumental in the implementation of our ISO:14001 accredited Environmental Management System, and leads in-house sustainability workshops which seek to improve the environmental performance of every project undertaken by the practice.


Key Projects

Ulysses Centre, Newman House, National University of Ireland, Dublin
Miesian Plaza, Former Bank of Ireland Headquarters
Point Village
CIE Mixed Use Scheme Dublin
Enterprise Ireland Masterplan
Gate Theatre
Eircom Network Management Centre
Eircom Web Hosting Building
Enterprise Ireland, Foyer and Entrance design
Fingal County Council, Civic Offices
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital A&E