People / Kevin Bates

BArch (Hons), MRIAI, RIBA, Architect ARB

Kevin is a Director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects, with 25 years’ national and international experience and is a recipient of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Triennial Gold Medal Award which is the highest honour in Irish Architecture.  

Kevin specialises in the design of complex, innovative healthcare, science, and research buildings and he leads the healthcare sector across the practice. He has played a key role in the design and delivery of award-winning projects such as the University College London Hospital Grafton Way Building, the National Forensics Mental Health Service in Dublin, and the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, recognised as Europe's leading research centre in integrated Information and Communications Technology.

Kevin established and managed STW's Middle East office from 2010 to 2014 and was Design Director in our London Practice from 2014 to 2021, securing STW's place on the University of Oxford's Framework for large-scale projects.

He is passionate about supporting and guiding the next generation of architects and has been a visiting tutor in Schools of Architecture in Cork and Waterford and King Saud University in Riyadh. He has also chaired the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award and in 2016 was a UCD Alumni guest speaker celebrating the contribution UCD architecture graduates have made in London.

Other Experience

  • Kevin has presented at the European Healthcare Design Congress and the UK-China Oncology Congress. He is also a member of Architects for Health (AfH) and attends regular international Healthcare Design conferences such as Cancer Care by Design and IHEEM.
  • Awarded the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland Triennial Gold Medal for excellence in design for the Poustinia Project (as Architects Bates Maher). Presented by the President of Ireland, the RIAI Gold Medal is the highest accolade that a building can be awarded in Ireland
  • Received the Architectural Association of Ireland's Downes Medal and RIAI & RIBA Regional Awards as well as having the Poustinia Project selected for exhibition at the prestigious Mies Van der Rohe Award
  • Visiting critic at UCC & WIT Schools of Architecture and The School of Architecture in King Saud University, Riyadh

Recent Projects