Andrew Clancy of Clancy Moore Architects is the recipient of the Kevin Kieran Award 2011-2013

The Arts Council and the Office of Public Works are pleased to announce 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.  The research will take two stages, the first will involve partnerships with archaeologists and the National Museum of Ireland and will engage with the history of building on the Island of Ireland.  The second stage will involve development and testing of these forms of construction and will involve partnership with Industry and it is intended that aspect of the materials testing be carried out at SPACE and Queen’s University Belfast.  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.
Claire Doyle, Head of Architecture at the Arts Council said: ‘The Arts Council is delighted to offer the Kevin Kieran Award to Andrew Clancy. Andrew shows a deep commitment to his proposed area of research and we believe it will have a significant impact on the development of architecture in Ireland’.
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.’ Editor’s Note
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.