Carmody Groarke
Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural studio established by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke in 2006. Since its formation the practice has gained a strong reputation for cultural, institutional and arts projects. Their work responds to time and place and spans a range of timescales from temporary pavilions to permanent memorials. Notable examples are the recentl completed RIBA Architecture Gallery, Studio East Dining (a temporary pavilion completed in 2010) and the Windermere Steamboat Museum (due to be completion in 2017).A strong emphasis is given to a critical design process; Carmody Groarke resists predetermining architectural solutions to a client’s brief prior to a thorough investigation of each project’s unique situation. This process results in buildings and spaces that maintain a close synthesis between the context of the project and the client’s requirements.Many projects have been developed in close collaboration with a variety of partners including sculptors, visual artists and designers. These collaborations have helped develop richness and depth to many projects.Carmody Groarke has won many of their projects through open international architectural competitions including the Coney Island Parachute Pavilion, National Library of the Czech Republic, 7 July Memorial and most recently the Windermere Steamboat Museum. Since establishment in 2006 the studio has been recognised by architectural awards including Civic Trust Regional and AJ Small Projects Awards, the Building Design ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’ (YAYA), the Architectural Review ‘Emerging Architecture Award’, and the D&AD ‘Yellow Pencil’ Awards for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design. Their projects have also received several RIBA National, Regional and Special awards.