Scott Tallon Walker

Civic & Cultural


Scott Tallon Walker Architects have designed some of Ireland’s most important civic and cultural buildings: from the National Theatre at the Abbey, the award winning Dublin City Council headquarters, to the design of a suitable setting for the Papal visit. The practice embraces and designs the broadest range of public buildings, including theatres, pavilions, monuments, civic offices, churches, stadia and community centres.

We recognise the challenges associated with the design of civic and cultural buildings: the importance of issues such as transparency, sustainability, accessibility and urban regeneration.

We encourage and explore the shared relationship between Art and Architecture. The practice has progressed a number of sculpture-led public projects including two collaborations with the sculptor Michael Warren: Tulach a'tSolais (The Mound of Light), a beautifully crafted monument in a rural landscape; and a proposal to replace Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street , Dublin’s principal historic thoroughfare.

Over the last 20 years, we have been responsible for the masterplanning of Dublin’s Gate Theatre buildings and have designed a series of building projects that encompass extensive works of conservation, refurbishment and design enhancements. Each of these adaptive projects has been vital to the survival of the Gate Theatre and to its continued artistic and commercial success.

"The Gate's architects, Scott Tallon Walker, evolved an inspired plan, which, at a stroke, resolved all these difficulties in a stunning new design that enhances not only the theatre but Parnell Square as a whole."

Michael Colgan , Director, Gate Theatre .

Scott Tallon Walker enjoys and develops sensitive and considered solutions for every brief, creating a built environment for all to engage with.