Andrew Clancy of Clancy Moore Architects is recipient of the Kevin Kieran Award

The Arts Council and the Office of Public Works has announced that architect Andrew Clancy of Clancy Moore Architects, Dublin as the recipient of the Kevin Kieran Award 2011-2013. The award, worth €50,000 over two years, is designed to support architectural excellence and innovation through assisting the artistic formation and career development of an architect.

Andrew Clancy graduated from UCD in 2001. Having worked as an architect since then, he jointly established the firm of Clancy Moore Architects with Colm Moore in 2006. The award will enable research into place-specific forms of construction as a means to develop innovative models of collaboration between design professionals and the building industry. This process will present alternative models for architectural practice, which hope to enhance the quality of architecture and extend its influence in the creation of the built environment.

Pat Cooney, State Architect and Principal Architect at the Office of Public works said: “Once again the Kevin Kiernan award affords the opportunity for engagement with stimulating and innovative thinking in the creation of architecture. The research project to be advanced by Andrew Clancy into place-specific construction and its potential within the whole industry is most promising”.

The Kevin Kieran Award is a partnership between the Arts Council and the Office of Public Works, offering an emerging architect an opportunity to develop and deliver a research project worth €50,000 over two years, and subsequently to design and run a building contract for the Office of Public Works. The award was established in 2002 to honour the memory of Kevin Kieran, architect, distinguished academic and former consultant to the Arts Council.