Scott Tallon Walker Architects has a unique heritage with its origins going back as far as 1928. Since then the practice has built up an unrivalled level of experience across all construction sectors and has gained a reputation for outstanding quality in design, project management and client service. The numerous awards we have received are testament to the high level of esteem that our fellow construction professionals hold us in. The practice is proud to have had an unwavering adherence to a classical design philosophy, expressed in a modern architectural aesthetic, and we have an enviable reputation for producing finely detailed and precise buildings. Modern architecture is rooted in technology and the practice is renowned for its clear design principles and immaculate construction detailing. This has resulted in clear, legible buildings, as relevant today as they were in the past when constructed.
Innovation is a fundamental aspect of our approach to architecture and the practice is constantly developing or refining innovative technologies and systems for use in building design. In the past we have developed, in conjunction with suppliers and contractors, sophisticated construction systems such as curtain walling (as far back as the 1960s with the RTE Television Building), atria (the Civic Offices in Wood Quay contained the largest internal garden space in Dublin when completed in 1995) and twin-wall facades (the McCann FitzGerald headquarters and the Commissioners of Irish Lights headquarters were the first twin wall facades in Ireland to completely enclose the internal office space). A substantial number of these innovations were driven by the sustainable agenda and the practice has a record in sustainable design going back as far as the 1960s. We believe the design of buildings will play an important role in the biggest challenge of the 21st century – tackling climate change and reducing energy usage – and we are ideally positioned to understand and exploit new technologies in an effort to further develop the sustainable agenda and reduce building energy usage.
The Art of Architecture
Architecture is not just about technology however. Scott Tallon Walker Architect’s involvement with the arts, both visual and performance, goes back to the 1950’s and continues to this day. Our collaboration with both established and promising artists is well known and we see ourselves as providing an essential role in the promotion and encouragement of the arts sector in Ireland.
A unique aspect of our work is the disparate range of commissions: from major new commercial headquarters, through highly specialised buildings, to small intimate structures that are considered works of art in themselves.