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06 May 2010

Architects get busy building new careers

Architect Florian Leavy makes hats and chairs, fellow practitioner Maeve Staunton is in Cambodia studying important works of modernist architecture and architect Derek Trenaman is building a straw-bale house in Sligo. All three...

12 April 2010

Architects left debts of over €10m

Murray O’Laoire, the award winning firm of architects that closed down last month, has left debts of more than €10 million. The company was involved in a number of high-profile projects, including Thomond...

01 April 2010

Architects’ contribution must be recognised

The Government needs to take the crisis in architecture seriously if more liquidations are to be avoided Sean O’Laoire has been a friend of mine for many years. His father Dónal was my...

29 March 2010

‘Armageddon’ for architects as new projects grind to a halt

The collapse last Friday of such a prominent architectural practice as Murray O’Laoire shows how bleak the outlook is for many professionals in the construction sector – not just architects, but also engineers,...

04 February 2010

Two thirds of Irish architects made redundant in past two years

Almost two thirds of architects and architectural technicians in Ireland have been made redundant in the past two years, according to a recent survey. Recruitment consultant Hays said that, since 2007, 59 per...

09 October 2009

Architect laid off 40 over last month

Murray O’Laoire Architects let 40 people go over the last month as the slowdown in construction and State contracts continued, writes Barry O’Halloran. The practice confirmed yesterday that it had to cut its...

06 June 2009

An extension to the pain

Job losses that would make headlines in other sectors are happening every day in Irish architectural practices – and it’s not over yet. Architects and interior designers Douglas Wallace went into liquidation last...

31 March 2009

400 jobs lost in Northern Ireland architects’ practices

An estimated 400 jobs have been lost in architect practices in Northern Ireland over the last 12 months The figure represents 20 per cent of the workforce, with staff either being made redundant...

18 January 2009

Severe downturn in work for architects

Architectural and engineering firms have been shedding qualified professionals, technicians and senior executives in the past three to six months at an alarming rate. Some, like Dublin architecture firm O’Mahony Pike (OMP), have...

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