“ Our Library extension opened in 2013 and has had a transformative impact on the lives of staff and students. The project achieved all of the challenging goals included in the brief and exceeded user expectations. It caters seamlessly for a broad spectrum of learning, research and cultural needs. The project has attracted attention from library professionals all over Ireland and indeed the world with guests from Russia, the USA, Australia and all across Europe coming to view this innovative yet practical project.
“ I wish to convey our congratulations and thanks to you on the role you played in the successful delivery of the new Mater Emergency Department which opened to the public on Sunday last. The feedback on the new facility has been overwhelmingly positive. The staff have expressed their happiness at being in a nice environment that is conducive to working well and giving a good service to the patients. Patients can be seen in a medically fit environment, and one patient commented 'it's like a hotel' ! The calm atmosphere is such a change to the one that existed previously.
“ It is truly a most elegant building, beautifully designed. If ever ‘form followed function’ this is it! But even more, the quality of the detail design and the superb finish, particularly the concrete, are of a very high standard.
“ 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..
“ Many congratulations on winning the two prizes for the recent building work at Tyndall as announced today by the Cork Marketing Partnership. The prizes are a tribute to your professionalism, dedication and teamwork, and thoroughly deserved.
“ The completion of this project brings to fruition a key objective of amalgamating the Commissioners of Irish Light’s operations on a single site in a modern, purpose built, headquarters and engineering maintenance facility. It is a historic development for the Commissioners of Irish Lights as it continues its service delivery to the mariner in the 21st century from a state-of-the-art facility in Dun Laoghaire. The feedback from those working in the building and those visiting has been extremely positive.
“ The extension has transformed and will continue to transform the working lives of actors, directors and staff of the Gate Theatre whilst providing an architecturally significant building in this somewhat neglected area of Dublin.
“ The architects have successfully met the criteria laid down in a number of ways including the creation of an interior that works around the principles of transparency, openness and light.
“ Chacun reconnaît aujourd’hui la grande qualité technique et architecturale du bâtiment : les scientifiques qui occupent les locaux, mais aussi les nombreux visiteurs sont unanimes.
“ City Quarter has achieved our expectations; it is fully let, is recognised as a seminal development for the development of Cork City, is well received by our tenants, the public and has already acted as a catalyst for further Dockland development in the city. The product is fantastic, a credit to all involved, from STW and Associate Consultants. You have set a new level for building design in Cork.
“ Only through a comprehensive design analysis and review system, Scott Tallon Walker Architects met the accommodation brief and provided a fresh, contemporary, high quality, sustainable and innovative facility that reflects the role we as GPs wish to encourage within the healthcare system and in the community as a whole.
“ The centre was opened by Mary McAleese, the President of Ireland, in April 2007, and has been a great success, with all users feeling refreshed by the architecture, welcomed by the facilities and comfortable in the unassuming style of accommodation that complements the setting of the church building on the site.
“ Scott Tallon Walker designed a building complex which greatly exceeded the aspirations of the brief. Scott Tallon Walker’s attention to detail was exemplary.
“ Scott Tallon Walker's design provides exciting shared spaces so as to encourage maximum opportunity for networking with the core objective being to create a busy and vibrant business environment.
“ Our compact facility nestles on the slopes of a modern university science and medical park, sensitively complementing neighbouring buildings. The result is a visual triumph, satisfying conflicting functionality yet presenting a place of work where people and technology blend well. This was achieved, we believe, by an architect who simply listened carefully, gave considered forethought before producing this design and building success. The complex is hailed as the gold standard against which similar emerging units in the EU are now being measured. We congratulate Scott Tallon Walker and the design team in this most imaginative and well integrated result.
“ From the outset, this project was a challenge with restricted site footprint and adjacent buildings, however even with such restrictions, Scott Tallon Walker overcame the challenges and delivered the project on time and within budget.
“ It was very important to us in embarking on this project that we would end up with not just a landmark building but also one which would be practical in terms of its functionality and design (including interior fitout design) and built to the highest standards. All of this was achieved to everyone’s satisfaction within a very tight timeframe and, most importantly, within budget.
“ Architecturally, it works very well - particularly the internal courtyard and roof-top landscaping - Scott Tallon Walker do produce a good product.
“ ....the project from the point of view of UCD has been an unequivocal success both in its design, execution and in-use performance. Architecturally it is accepted that the building has made a landmark addition to our campus.