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Neasa Hourigan attended a 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge organised by TrinityHaus and the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) in association with the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre.

The 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge will invited design professionals in Ireland, from a range of disciplines, to take part on teams of approximately 8 people. Engineering and designer teams were challenged to come up with ideas to allow disabled people to get around Dublin city, writes John Reynolds STRONG COFFEE, intense collaboration and a wide range of ideas and opinions fuelled Dublin’s first 24-hour Universal Design Challenge last Friday and Saturday, and the capital’s streets might soon become a little easier to navigate as a result.

Five diverse teams of web and product designers, architects, engineers, design students and partners discovered that the city presents a surprising number of obstacles to those with disabilities who are trying to get from A to B.

Scott Tallon Walker are qualified BER and BREEAM assessors and are currently overseeing the application of BREEAM Healthcare to our ongoing healthcare projects.


David Flannery, Ronan Phelan, Philip Jackson & Waikeen Ng attended the World Architecture Festival held in Barcelona on 4th – 6th November 2009. David and Waikeen presented the Cobh Urban Design Feasibility Study.

Following a tender process, Cobh Town Council appointed a team led by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in October 2008 to prepare the "Cobh Urban Study Feasibility Study".

The Draft Cobh Urban Design Feasibility Study is available at:


The extension to the Gate Theatre by Scott Tallon Walker and M&P Construction was Highly Commended in the €2 million to €10m million category at the 10th annual OPUS Architecture and Construction Awards, which took place on the opening day of Plan Expo, 3 November 2009 in the RDS, Dublin.

The Gate Theatre is located in part of the Rotunda Hospital complex (1712–1795), an 18th century landmark building and Protected Structure in Dublin’s City Centre.

The project for the New Wing (2007-2008) provided a Rehearsal Room that can double as a small venue; improved get-in facilities; and additional storage and office space. The project involved the removal of several unsightly additions from the 1950’s and 1980’s and the restoration of parts of the North and Eastern elevations including a fine tripartite window and staircase.

The scheme is a modern addition to the classical facade composed of simple geometric forms clad in granite to match the existing buildings. The new addition engages with the existing building yet remains visually distinct from it. The juxtaposition of new and old is clearly articulated with subtle changes in plane and simplicity in detailing. The project was completed for the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Theatre.

The OPUS awards are the only Irish awards that combine both architecture and construction, with winning designs incorporating striking architecture with high standards of workmanship. Scott Tallon Walker Architects is a registered practice under the RIAI Accreditation Scheme for Conservation Architects and Practices, and carries out all its work on Protected Structures under the direction of its in-house accredited conservation architects, in compliance with the provisions if the ICOMOIS Charters.


Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan T.D, officially opened the Government funded Tyndall National Institute’s new state-of-the-art research building designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects.

Tyndall National Institute New Laboratory Building on Flickr

Tyndall National Institute New Laboratory Building on

The Tyndall National Institute was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC) to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research. The objective was to create a world class research institute, which would become a focal point of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ireland, to support industry and academia nationally and to increase the number of qualified graduate students for the ‘knowledge economy’.


STW have recently been appointed to the Framework of Consultants for University College London Hospital.

In 2009 UCLH achieved the rating of number one Hospital in the UK, scoring 100 per cent on latest patient surveys.

Following the OJEU procurement procedures for such Frameworks, STW scored highest among all submissions of the final six companies selected to tender.


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