www.depaor.com

dePaor is an architectural practice based in Ireland. Established in 1991 by Tom de PAor, the practice seeks for design to communicate spatially and in detail regardless of programme or location. Underpinned by a conviction in the creative design process and international in its outlook, the work illustrates a concern with perception, construction and tradition. Innovative, strategically small and without specialisation, the practice is interested in architectural design across the scales and from first principles. With a concern for environmental, social and economic sustainability, the work is informed by sensitivity to context, the material experience of construction and light. 
The portfolio has been internationally recognised, with multiple industry awards since the visitor building at Ballincollig, Co. Cork, a commission won in 1991. The practice has expanded its expertise to a diverse range of projects in the public realm culminating most recently in an art house cinema complex in Galway, Ireland. Its public client list includes Cork County Council, Dublin City Council, Galway City Council, the Office of Public Works of Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, the Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of England, Centro West Midlands Rail, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the Hillside Gallery Tokyo and La Biennale di Venezia. The work of the practice has been extensively published and exhibited internationally including pavilions at the Venice Biennale on five occasions.

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Pálás Galway, Ireland

© Peter Maybury

National Sculpture Factory Cork, Ireland

© Aidan O'Shea

Clontarf Utility Building Dublin, Ireland

© Dennis Gilbert

Irish Pavilion Venice Biennale 2008

© D McGrath

International Pavilion Venice Biennale 2010

© Alice Clancy

Pumphouse A13 London, England

© Douglas Atfield

The Irish Pavilion Venice Biennale 2000

© Dennis Mortell