Scott Tallon Walker

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Scott Tallon Walker
Industry Architecture, Construction
Founded 1931
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Key people
Niall Scott, Chairman[1]
Michael Tallon, managing director[2]
Dr. Ronald Tallon[3]
Peter Dudley[4]
Eoin O'Morain[5]
Bryan Roe[6]
Padraic Halligan[7]
David Cahill[8]
Donal Blake[9]
David Flannery[10]
Ronan Phelan[11]
Services Architect, Interior Design, Healthcare Design, Urban Design and Planning
Website www.stwarchitects.com

Scott Tallon Walker is an architecture practice with its head office in Dublin, Ireland and further offices in London, Galway and Cork. It is one of the largest architecture practices in Ireland. Established in 1931 as Scott and Good, becoming Michael Scott Architect in 1938, and Michael Scott and Partners in 1957 before changing to the current Scott Tallon Walker in 1975. Scott Tallon Walker and its earlier incarnations developed a reputation for modernism.

History[edit]

The firm was started by Michael Scott, one of Ireland's foremost architects of the 20th Century,[12] with Norman D. Good and was called Scott and Good. The firm initially developed a reputation for designing hospitals.[13]

In 1938 Michael Scott broke his partnership with Norman D. Good to form 'Michael Scott Architect'[14] During the Second World War the firm survived on small commissions, and following the war went on to work for the Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ), the national transport company, and designed such buildings as Donnybrook Bus Garage (together with Ove Arup, who set up Arup's first overseas office in Dublin at the request of Michael Scott[15]), and Dublin Central Bus Station (Busaras).

In 1957 the firm was recast as 'Michael Scott and Partners', with Ronnie Tallon and Robin Walker becoming partners in the practice. The design work from this period becoming more modern, influenced by Robin Walker's previous experience of working with Le Corbusier in Paris and studying under Mies van der Rohe in Chicago, and resulted in buildings such as the RTÉ Radio Building, the Bank of Ireland Headquarters in Baggot Street (1968–1978) and the former P.J. Carroll's Factory (1967–69) in Dundalk, County Louth, which has also recently been added to Ireland's list of protected structures.[16] In 1975 the firm was renamed 'Scott Tallon Walker' following the retirement of the company's founder, Michael Scott, and the firm was awarded the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal.[17] Robin Walker retired from the company in 1982.

In December 2010, Dr Ronnie Tallon was awarded the James Gandon Medal, a new lifetime achievement award from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. In the citation he was called "one of the most influential Irish architects of the last century".[18]

Notable buildings[edit]

Aviva Stadium
Busáras in 2008

The company has been responsible for many influential and recognisable buildings in Ireland, such as the Dublin central bus station, known as Busáras, completed in 1953, which was one of the first buildings of the modern style in Ireland. The firm attempted to bring art and architecture together, commissioning art to be incorporated in their buildings such as at Busáras). The artists Patrick Scott and art critic Dorothy Walker both worked for the firm, and played a significant part in its architecture.[19] The firm also worked with Louis le Brocquy and commissioned work from him and his wife Anne Madden.[20]

The Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on the site of the old Lansdowne Road site, was designed by Populous in collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects. The sustainably-built stadium features a host of green building features that enable it to integrate into its site while making the most of available resources. Designed as a sweeping crystalline bowl, the stadium harvests rainwater to irrigate the field, reuses waste heat for hot water, and is topped with a transparent roof that allows daylight to suffuse the interior spaces.[21]

Buildings with awards[edit]

Other notable projects[edit]

Other projects[edit]

  • Lapps Quay Hotel and Office Development, Cork Lapps Quay Hotel and Office Development
  • Entrance Pavilion, Dublin Zoo Entrance Pavilion, Dublin Zoo
  • Royal Marsden Hospital Radiopharmaceutical Production Unit Royal Marsden Hospital RPU
  • Royal Preston Hospital Radiopharmaceutical Production Unit Royal Preston Hospital RPU
  • University College Cork – Tyndall National Institute UCC – Tyndall National Institute
  • GIP Cyroi R&D and Incubator Building, Reunion Island GIP Cyroi R&D and Incubator Building
  • International Financial Services Centre, Dublin – A&L Goodbody IFSC A&L Goodbody
  • Citibank Headquarters, Dublin Citibank
  • Fingal County Council Civic Offices, Dublin Fingal County Council Civic Offices
  • National Stadium of Ireland & Abbotstown Masterplanning
  • Church of Christ the King, Brentwood, London
  • Donnybrook Bus Garage (damaged by road widening)
  • Ritz Cinema in Athlone adjoining the road bridge
  • Bank of Ireland Headquarters, Baggot Street, Dublin
  • Factory Co. Louth
  • Ulster Bank, Suffolk Street. (destroyed.)
  • Bank at St. Stephen's Green opposite College of Surgeons.
  • Office Building, corner of St. Stephen's Green and Harcourt Street.
  • O'Reilly Institute, Trinity College, Westland Row.
  • Science Buildings, Trinity College, Lincoln Place.
  • O'Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield.
  • Engineering Building, University College Dublin, Belfield.
  • Canteen Building, University College Dublin, Belfield.
  • Four Provinces Ballroom, Harcourt Street, Dublin. ( Demolished.)
  • Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf.
  • Lisney office Building, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.
  • Houses at Silchester Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

References and sources[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "'Nial Scott'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  2. ^ "'Michael Tallon'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  3. ^ "'Dr. Ronald Tallon'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  4. ^ "'Peter Dudley'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  5. ^ "'Eoin O'Morain'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  6. ^ "'Bryan Roe'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  7. ^ "'Padraic Halligan'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  8. ^ "'David Cahill'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  9. ^ "'Donal Blake'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  10. ^ "'David Flannery'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  11. ^ "'Ronan Phelan'". Scott Tallon Walker website. 
  12. ^ "Michael Scott Architect (1905–1989) – Irish Architecture". Archiseek. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  13. ^ "Michael Scott Architect (1905–1989) – Scott & Good – Irish Architecture". Archiseek. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Michael Scott Architect (1905–1989) – Geragh – Irish Architecture". Archiseek. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  15. ^ "Michael Scott Architect (1905–1989) – Donnybrook Bus Garage – Irish Architecture". Archiseek. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  16. ^ Irish Times 4 December 2010
  17. ^ The Sunday Times 12 February 2006
  18. ^ RIAI news release 2 December 2010
  19. ^ "A Vision of Modern Art in Memory of Dorothy Walker – Irish Museum of Modern Art". Absolute Arts. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  20. ^ "Tapestry designs". Anne-madden.com. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  21. ^ "'Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin'". Inhabitat. 
  22. ^ "Aviva Stadium". Scott Tallon Walker Architects. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  23. ^ "The Gibson Hotel, Point Village". The Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  24. ^ "St. Patrick's Place Development, Cork". RIAI. 1 March 2011. 
  25. ^ "AAI Awards 22–2007". Architectural Association of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "2008 – Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin". Scott Tallon Walker Architects. 11 March 2011. 
  27. ^ Architectook.net
  28. ^ "Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland: 1999: East Point, Fairview: Scott Tallon Walker". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. 
  29. ^ "Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland: 1996: Dublin Civic Offices: Scott Tallon Walker". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. 
  30. ^ "RIAI Irish Architectural Awards: 1994: UCD Biotechnology Centre: Scott Tallon Walker". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  31. ^ "RIAI Gold Medal: Busarus: 1953–55". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  32. ^ "RIAI Gold Medal: 1959–61: RTÉ Studios: Michael Scott & Partners". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  33. ^ "RIAI Gold Medal: 1962–64: G.E.C. Factory: Michael Scott & Partners". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  34. ^ "RIAI Silver Medal for Housing: 1965–67: House at Summercover: Michael Scott & Partners". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  35. ^ "RIAI Gold Medal: 1968–70: UCD Restaurant Building: Robin Walker, Scott Tallon Walker". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  36. ^ "RIAI Silver Medal: 1971–73: Architrect's House: Ronald Tallon". The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  37. ^ "The library that has 'oomph'". Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  38. ^ "SCONUL Library Design Award". Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  39. ^ Architecture Now 23 February 2011
  40. ^ Architecture Foundation Open House
  41. ^ "Modern classic inspired by Mies". The Irish Times. 3 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  42. ^ Phoenix Park website
Sources
  • Dorothy Walker (1997) Modern art in Ireland. Dublin: Liliput, ISBN 1-874675-96-1.
  • John O'Regan (2006) Scott Tallon Walker Architects: 100 Buildings and Projects 1960–2005. Dublin: Gandon Editions, ISBN 0-946641-52-8.
  • Michael Scott: Architect – in (Casual) Conversation with Dorothy Walker. Dublin: Gandon Editions (December 1996), ISBN 0-946641-51-X

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