Scott Tallon Walker

Scott Tallon Walker have been appointed following a design competition to begin work on a new Student Centre for Maynooth University and Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU). The centre will serve as the hub for student life on the campus and is part of the next phase of Maynooth University’s campus development plan. The plan is aimed at providing the critically important campus buildings and infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs of students, staff and the wider community.

The new student centre will serve as a home-from-home for students and a focal point for student life. The new building will open in early 2021 and serve as a hub for MSU, clubs, societies, events, and a wider variety of activities that help to create that special sense of belonging that is so important to the Maynooth student experience.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects have also designed the University’s Library, Iontas and School of Education buildings – the Student Centre will create a distinctive destination on campus that is welcoming, vibrant, friendly and inclusive. The Student Centre will be built and operated to the highest sustainability standards, including an innovative ‘outdoor living room’ under a sustainable canopy, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor space and creating a unique space and resource for student life.


Michael Earley and Liam Farrelly of Scott Tallon Walker Architects presented a case study on the use of BIM on Trinity Business School at the CITA Digital Transition Series on Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Adrian Ryan (Arup) and Celine O'Connor also presented on Structural Engineer and Contractors perspectives.

Further details including videos and presentations are on our Blog.


Congratulations to Mathew Kernan (QUB) ; Rachel Loughrey (UCD) ; Rebecca Jane McConnell (QUB) and Mark Phelan (UCC) ; joint winners of the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award for Architecture 2017.

The awards were presented at the RIAI Annual Conference in the RDS on Saturday (7th October) by RIAI President Carole Pollard and Ronan Phelan of Scott Tallon Walker.

An exhibition of all entries in the main hall created a stimulating shared forum for the discussion of student work.

The competition, now sponsored by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, is a relaunch of the RIAI Travelling scholarship award and aims to promote the study of contemporary architecture and to foster architectural excellence among the student body.

STW would like to thank the RIAI and members of the jury panel this year: Chairperson Eddie Conroy, County Architect, SDCC; Roisin Heneghan Director Heneghan Peng and Ronan Phelan, STW Director, for giving so generously of their time.


STW’s David Flannery & Philip Jackson attended the 3-day Aacademy of Urbanism Congress in Aarhus Denmark, which was followed by a focused workshop in Copenhagen facilitated by the City’s Architectural, Planning and Economic department.

The Annual Congress was again an inspiring, thought-provoking opportunity to exchange ideas and hear leading-edge thinking from urbanists from around the globe. It utilised the assembled expertise of the Academicians to tackle live local issues through hands-on workshops, walking tours and discussions.

Both Aarhus and Copenhagen displayed some of their innovative solutions to affordable housing, docklands regeneration, cloud burst flooding, public space standards, human & walkable cities and, of course the creation of superb bicycle infrastructure.

The delegates benefited from participation and provocative key note presentations by Jan Gehl and Rob Adams, both giant figures of new urban thinking.

‘David and Philip are sharing their knowledge across STW, particularly with our urban planning and housing teams. They also welcome opportunities to disseminate lessons learned across our client base.

We are excited that Cork will be the 2018 Congress venue and look forward to welcoming the delegates and having an active participation in that event through our Cork office.


After 3 years of planning and 19 months in construction, the 45,000-capacity redeveloped stadium opened its doors on 19 July 2017, and hosted the All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final on 22 July 2017.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, is a state of the art multi-purpose facility that will provide entertainment for the citizens of Cork and Ireland and world class facilities for players and visitors.

Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid is officially launched, and in addition to Aviva Stadium, eight GAA grounds make up the 12 venues on the long list to host games at the tournament. The GAA venues that make the list, alongside the nation’s four main rugby grounds, are Croke Park, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Pearse Stadium, Casement Park, Fitzgerald Stadium, MacHale Park, Nowlan Park and Celtic Park.

STW is delighted to have been the architects to the stadium and part of the ongoing successes of the GAA in Cork and Munster.

The Irish Times - Cork's Páirc Ui Chaoimh 'could be the new Croke Park or Aviva' - residents

Irish Examiner - Páirc Uí Chaoimh a jewel in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid

The Irish Times - Páirc Uí Chaoimh could host four Rugby World Cup games in 2023


As part of Galway Architecture at the Edge Festival, NUI Galway hosted a recital by the RTE Con Tempo Quartet in the atrium space of the newly completed STW designed Human Biology Building. The architecture of the new building was discussed by STW between the orchestral pieces.

The Human Biology Building at NUIG is carefully knitted into its surroundings on campus. The design recognises the strict geometry of the early campus grid buildings, and extends this with a tall colonnade linking alongside the canal, to the new square which it creates outside “Aras Na Mac Leine” (the student centre). At the same time, a subtle splay in plan, marries the new building equally with the earlier listed buildings, and establishes a new geometry for the further development of future phases.

The project incorporates undergraduate medical teaching facilities, including lecture theatres, a mortuary, anatomy and physiology laboratories, as well as postgraduate research focused on a large bio-resource unit and the central microscopy facility of the university.

This complex brief is accommodated in a seemingly simple building form, which combines functionality, sustainability and economy and creates a unique internal atrium space which will be the focus for the medical faculty in NUIG.


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