Scott Tallon Walker shortlisted at the 2022 World Architecture Festival Awards


STW the only Irish firm shortlisted in the festival’s healthcare global sector award category

Scott Tallon Walker (STW), one of Ireland’s leading architecture and design companies, has been shortlisted in two categories at the World Architecture Festival Awards, the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to the architecture and development industry, which will take place in Lisbon this November.

With the National Forensic Mental Health Service in Dublin nominated in the ‘Completed Buildings: Health’ category and for ‘World Festival of Interiors’; and The University College Hospital Grafton Way Building in London nominated at the ‘Completed Buildings: Health’, STW is the only Irish architecture firm to be shortlisted in the festival’s global healthcare sector award category.

“We are honoured to be nominated in the world's largest architectural awards hosted at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Innovation is at the core of all of our designs, and these nominations are a testament to our excellence in delivering state of the art healthcare facilities. NFMHS in Dublin and UCLH in London both use cutting-edge technology to deliver a comforting environment for patients and staff, further positioning STW at the forefront of healthcare design innovation. The Grafton Way Building showcases our skill in delivering highly complex advanced radiation therapy on a large scale and is the latest in a series of cyclotron facilities we have delivered in the UK and Europe. We are delighted to have delivered these projects in line with our ethos and commitment to sustainable design and carbon reduction.”

Sheila Carney, STW Practice Lead UK at Scott Tallon Walker

“We are delighted that two of our most important healthcare projects are nominated at this year’s World Architecture Festival. Both deliver on our commitment to create innovative, thoughtful, and adaptable healing settings that minimise their impact on the environment. In addition to providing state-of-the-art care, the buildings aspire to enhance the patient experience through the use of colour, light and direct connections to nature. Functional clarity, intuitive wayfinding and positive distraction are key ambitions in alleviating stress and providing comfort to patients, visitors and staff. The completed buildings are testament to the skill and commitment of our staff and the strength of our relationships with our clients and design partners.”

Kevin Bates, Healthcare Sector Lead at Scott Tallon Walker

For more information on these projects please contact our Healthcare Lead Kevin Bates or our UK Practice Lead Sheila Carney. 



Kevin Bates
Kevin Bates is STW's Healthcare Lead

Sheila Carney
Sheila Carney is lead director of our London studio. She plays a pivotal role in expanding STW’s presence in the UK market.

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