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Murray O’Laoire Architects

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,...

26 March 2010

Murray O’Laoire Architects goes into liquidation

The Directors of Murray O’Laoire Architects Limited (MOLA) has announced that the company is going into liquidation. The firm is unable to meet its current financial obligations as a result of cumulative bad...

04 February 2010

2001 – Student Centre, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects Murray O’Laoire Architects won a limited competition for the design of this Student Centre in 1991. The Student Centre caters, in the main, for the leisure, recreational and entertainment...

11 November 2009

1989 – King John’s Castle Visitor Centre, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects An interpretative centre sits over what was formerly the eastern curtain wall. The centre, described as the ‘Learning Wall’, bridges an archeological dig of the former wall and bastion,...

11 November 2009

1989 – Tourism Office, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The tourist office is a modern structure evoking a nautical image, with a light elegant suspended structure and a transparent building, which allows visual contact with the river. Over...

29 October 2009

Turnover expected to drop 35% at leading architectural firm

The managing director of one of the State’s best-known architectural firms, Murray O’Laoire, has confirmed that the company is set to make a loss this year with a projected 35 per cent drop...

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

O’Laoire, Sean (b.1946)

Studied architecture at University College Dublin, graduating in 1970, and for a Master’s degree in Urban Design at the University of California in Los Angeles. Worked in Italy, Britain and America before returning...

04 June 2009

Competitions offer hope to Irish architects

With architects in Ireland facing a daily struggle for survival, and little prospect of improvement in the short to medium term, it’s heartening to see that Murray O’Laoire won joint third prize in...