Leinster House-Oireachtas buildings

Dublin 2, 2001

The decision to complete the Deane scheme for the corner of the complex was taken having considered the
alternative solution of doing nothing and of completing the screen in a modern idiom. Careful recording and
research into classical systems of proportions allowed a definitive composition to be achieved. The ground floor
loggia is in part a reconstruction of the original loggia, and now functions as a significant entrance to the extended
complex. In 2007 this project was shortlisted for the RIAI Silver Medal 1999-2001 and received an RIAI
award in 2000.

This project was a collaboration with both the Office of Public Works and Dolan and Donnelly Architects and comprises a number of different aspects:
1) the integration of new offices for the T.D.s within the existing Oireachtas buildings at Leinster House
2) the creation of a new collonade and new stone facades to Leinster House ( in part a completion of the 19th century scheme)
3) the stone repair and restoration to the neighbouring National College of Art and Design.

The reconstruction of the main staircase and its extension to t basement level allowed the stairs to continue to function as the main stairs of the enlarged complex. The reorganisation of services away from the vaulted ceiling in the basement allowed this to function as a main connecting gallery between the new complex and the existing house. New structures are held clear of the Henry Aaron Baker facade of the old College of Art sculpture gallery.