Scott Tallon Walker

"Through its siting, mixed use and considered use of appropriate technologies, this inner city building invigorates a difficult site and seamlessly integrates all aspects of sustainability on a wider socio- economic scale. From re-use of an existing building, to the sourcing of local materials and the impact on the local community it serves as a model of well mannered urban redevelopment with solid environmental concerns integrated into the design." - RIAI Award Jury Citation

Located on a prominently elevated Victorian terrace to the north side of Cork City, St Patrick's Place presents a confident modern design, in harmony with surrounding heritage, avoiding a pastiche solution commonly adopted in such a context. With careful selection of materials, crafted detailing, and sympathetic proportion, it presents a well considered composition to both Wellington Road and the lower city wide context to the south.

Providing quality showroom, office and living accommodation, it includes model solutions in sustainability, and is a welcome addition to this historic part of Cork City. The development potential of the site was realised with innovative use of a car lift, providing access to a double semi basement. Articulating the structural solution with detailed stone pilasters and facia’s, a vertical rhythm is created. The main entrance is announced in composition by extending the stair core to break the parapet line, an eco of the dominant gable of the existing building to the west. The design creates a balance between the aspiration of maximised daylight to the modern working environment, and that of the punched brick facades of the adjacent architecture.


Minister for the Environment John Gormley officially opened the new Department of the Environment offices in Wexford on Friday 18th June. Part of the Government’s decentralisation programme, the new offices already have more than 180 staff working on the new campus, with forty additional workers due to transfer over the next three months. The 6,500sq m curved building is on a wedge-shaped site sloping towards the Slaney estuary and was designed to be eco-friendly.

Minister John Gormley congratulated architects Scott Tallon Walker and Peter Dudley, the lead architect. “I have responsibility for promoting environmental sustainability, regulating building standards and promoting architectural quality. This building gives physical expression to these policies…High quality architecture and urban design have a real place in the pursuit of sustainability. I believe this building shows how we get it right when we invest in good quality design and high building standards.”


The Public Choice Award is an important part of the RIAI Annual Irish Architecture Awards. The public are invited to vote for their favourite building from the 55 on this year's shortlist. The building which receives the most votes will be the winner. Voting closes on Friday 18 June. The Public Choice Award will be announced on 21 June 2010 as one of the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2010.

The RIAI is the Regulatory and support body for Architects in Ireland. The RIAI works to maintain and develop an environment in which good architecture and a quality built environment can be delivered by architects to the social, cultural, economic and environmental benefit of Ireland.

St Patrick's Place located on a prominently elevated terrace to the north side of Cork City, in an Architectural Conservation Area, this mixed use development presents a confident modern selection of materials, crafted detailing, and sympathetic proportion, it presents a well considered facade to both Wellington Road and the city wide context to the south.

The new development at St. Patrick's Place, Cork was shortlisted for the 2009/2010 Green Awards in the Sustainable Building category.


Scott Tallon Walker Architects is pleased to announce the launch of their new website

In collaboration with Redbox Media and Salter Baxter, we have redeveloped our website. The new website is a strategic medium which provides us with the best opportunity to portray the unparalleled expertise our people and the diversity of our projects to the widest audience possible.

The website is optimised for a broad range of browsers including hand held browsers such as iPhones. New and exciting forms of media including Vimeo, Flickr, Twitter and Linkedin are being employed to communicate the work of Scott Tallon Walker Architects.


Aviva Stadium, formally Lansdowne Road Stadium reopens its doors on 14th May 2010 with an all seated capacity of 50,000. The design is the result of a joint partnership between Populous (formally HOK SVE) and Scott Tallon Walker Architects.

The stadium consists of a continuous curvilinear shaped stand enclosing all four sides of the ground. The South, East and West stands has four tiers of seating for spectators. The bottom and top tiers provides the main volume of spectator facilities. The second tier provides facilities for premium ticket holders and the third tier provides facilities for corporate boxes. There are 10,000 seats at premium level and a further 1,300 at box level. The North stand comprises of one low level seating tier, to reflect its proximity to the residential properties at that end of the ground.

The redeveloped stadium has been designed to provide superb facilities not alone for spectators but also for players, the media and the many support personnel needed to stage all events.


At Scott Tallon Walker, we have always recognised that those who work with us are our most valuable asset. Since 1928, people from all corners of the world, have found a creative home for their talents at 19 and 20 Merrion Square Dublin; a welcome that has grown to all of our regional offices. Working side by side, in the pursuit of architectural excellence, has forged many a friendship lasting a lifetime.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are now on Linkedin and many of our current staff are already listed on Linkedin. The facilities which are available on Linkedin are available as a professional platform for those that have left our company, and wish to remain in contact with existing or past staff members.

We have been digging through the archives and have published some Archive Photographs which are now available on Flickr. The Scott Tallon Walker Flickr page is a wonderful resource where you can find current images of Scott Tallon Walker staff and their buildings. Of particular interest on our Vimeo site is Poetry of Vision, which was the title given to the innovative series which was initiated by the architect, Michael Scott. Also published is a documentary titled 'Michael Scott – A Changing Man', highlighting Michael Scott's contribution and vision to Ireland's 20th Century cultural heritage.

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