Scott Tallon Walker
 
 
 
 
 

Heritage

Practice Background

The origins of Scott Tallon Walker date back to 1928 when Michael Scott founded the original architectural practice with Norman D Good. During this period the firm developed a sterling reputation for its excellent design approach to healthcare, major projects at the time included Tullamore Hospital and St. Ultan’s Hospital. The Pavilion Building (1939) was also designed by the firm during this period for the World's Fair in New York. PD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Early Years

The Second World War and its aftermath heralded a new period for design in Ireland and under Michael Scott’s mentorship the firm went on to produce some of the finest examples of modern architecture in Europe. Commissions included such landmark buildings as Geragh (1939), Michael Scott’s home in Sandycove, and Córas Iompair Éireann’s Headquarters Building, Busaras (1953) in Dublin. These buildings have been lauded as some of the finest examples of the modernist aesthetic in international architecture to this day, and both Busaras and Geragh have gone on to be listed as protected structures in Ireland.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Emergence of
Scott Tallon Walker

In 1958 the firm was recast as Michael Scott and Partners, with Ronnie Tallon and Robin Walker becoming partners in the practice, with the company later renamed as Scott Tallon Walker Architects in 1975. The design work from this period has been noted as uncompromisingly modern, Dr. Ronald Tallon and Robin Walker’s modernist vision yielded some of the finest examples of this, including  the RTE 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. Our firm have won many awards including four gold medals from the RIAI and the prestigious Royal Gold Medal from the RIBA for our contribution to the field of architecture.

Aesthetic vision is a key part of the firm’s philosophy, and to this end, our practice has built up strong links and associations with the art world, which has included active involvement in the art exhibition ROSC. Our firm has engaged in the selection and commissioning of art pieces, which sensitively complement and enhance the architecture we produce for our clients. Artists we have worked with previously include Patrick Scott, Patrick Heron, Louis le Brocquy and Michael Warren.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scott Tallon Walker Architects Today

The firm has continued its tradition of excellence and has cultivated a well respected reputation for producing carefully designed and aesthetically pleasing buildings, which not only meet the expectation of our clients but exceeds them. The practice has grown steadily both in terms of size and experience. We now have offices located not only in Dublin, but also London, Cork and Galway.

Our practice has established itself as one of Ireland’s foremost architectural firms, with over 130 employees based in our studios. The firm is led by the Chairman, Niall Scott, Managing Director Michael Tallon and eleven partners. There are fourteen associates in all. Founding partner Dr. Ronald Tallon maintains an active role in the practice.

Our firm is now a third-generation architectural practice, which has a proven and impressive breadth of experience. We do not simply see ourselves as a reputable well established firm, but a firm that is constantly evolving and embracing the changes and challenges with which we are presented through innovation and collaboration.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Heritage Projects

 
 
 
 

Abbey Theatre
1958
Bord Failte
1959
Kire Factory
1960

RTE TV Building
1960
Moneystown Church
1961
Douglas House
1962

National Bank
1962
Dun Laoghaire Industrial Estate
1963
GEC / Ecco Factory
1963

O'Flaherty House
1963
Walker House
1963
Central Remedial Clinic
1964

RTE Restaurant Building
1964
CBS Monastery (Oatlands)
1965
RTE Administration Building
1965

Wesley College
1965
Ireland House
1966
RTE Radio Building
1967

UCD Restaurant Building
1967
Bank of Ireland Headquarters
1968
Lisney Headquarters
1968

St. Columba's College
1968
Constant Chemicals Factory
1969
TCD Arts & Social Science
1969

Chester Beatty Library
1970
Van Gollen Fine Arts Factory
1970
Travenol Laboratory
1971

Tretorn Factory
1971
Horgan House
1972
NUI Galway Science Bldg and Library
1972

O'hEocha House
1972
Old People's Housing Ballyfermot
1972
Wesley House
1972

Dept of Defence Headquarters
1973
Gaeleo Factory
1973
Hetherington Mews House
1973

Le Brocquy House
1973
PMPA Headquarters
1973
Trinity College Dublin Sports Building
1973

Scottish Provident
1974
Arts Building, St. Patrick's College
1977
Hallmark Cards Factory
1977

Leeds & Northrup Factory
1977
RTE Studios and Offices, Cork
1977
ABN Ambro Bank
1978

Amdahl Factory
1978
AnCO Training Centre
1978
Montrose House
1978

Port and Docks Board Headquarters
1978
Warren Studio
1978
Church of St. Laurence O'Toole
1979

Papal Visit
1979
Russell Court Development
1979
TCD Science & Engineering
1979

Gilbey's of Ireland
1980
UC Cork Photovoltaic Unit
1981
Beijing Hotel Project
1982

Kew Gardens Competition
1982
Spanish Embassy Chancery
1982
Guinness Hop Store
1983

IDA Units
1983
Newman Chapel
1983
Paris Opera House Competition
1983

UCD Industry Centre
1983
Light Source
1984
Our Mother of Divine Grace Church
1984

ESB Regional Offices
1986
Galway Shopping Centre
1986
CDP Office Development
1987

Custom House Quay Competition
1987
NUI Galway Marine Studies
1987
St. Katherine's Dock Housing
1987

Bradan na Mara Teo
1988
NUI Galway Sports & Students' Union
1988
Sealark Warehousing
1988

The Pillar Project
1988
Fyffes Warehouse Santry
1989
UCD Staff Housing
1989

Forest Park Development
1990
Fyffes Offices and Warehouse
1990
IFSC South Block Offices
1990

NUI Galway School of Engineering
1990
NUI Galway Student Housing
1990
Plassey Science Park Building
1990

Golf Clubhouse
1991
Vangen Warehouse
1991
National 50m Swimming Pool
1992

RTE Services Building
1993
Sligo IT - Business Innovation Centre
1995
Liffey Bridge Competition
1997

Xerox Project Global Offices
1998
Millenium Park
1999
Grand Egyptian Museum
2002

Gorey College of Art
2003