Scott Tallon Walker Architects have gained extensive experience in the design and construction of educational facilities throughout Ireland and the UK. We are highly attentive to evolving brief requirements of teaching technologies and are at the forefront of design innovation. The variety of projects the practice has worked on is considerable and the resultant buildings provide state-of-the-art learning environments for a wide variety of subjects including the sciences, arts and humanities, research, computer applications, information technology, etc. The practice has also completed a number of libraries and information resource centres for Higher Education / Further Education institutions.
When designing such facilities, and in order to provide stimulating, inspirational and effective environments in which to learn, the typical issues that we address include:
- Innovative, effective and enjoyable work and study space
- Solitude versus collaboration
- Privacy versus transparency
- Fixed versus flexible
- Sustainable low energy concepts
- Sense of community: minimising boundaries
- Encouraging communication and collaboration
- The role of social space
In Ireland, the practice has been responsible for the design and procurement of educational buildings at each of the country's higher education establishments.