Dr. Steve Larkin

Lecturing in Architectural Design Studio

Steve Larkin is a practicing musician and architect. He studied architecture at University College Dublin and graduated in 2002. He became a member of the Royal Institute of Architect of Ireland in 2005 and established Steve Larkin Architects in 2007. Since then the practice has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards and commendations including the RIAI Best Emerging Practice Award 2012, RIAI Best House 2012, AAI Awards in 2012 and 2013 and the Architectural Review International House Award 2012. The practice was an Irish nominee for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2013. Steve is an Assistant Lecturer in Architecture at Dublin Institute of Technology and a Lecturer in Architecture at Queens University Belfast. He was an EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r Research Fellow at RMIT Europe 2014 - 2015. He received his PhD at RMIT in 2017 for his practice based research, Interiorities in Oral Cultural Landscapes, under the supervision of Richard Blythe, Jo Van Den Berghe and with special assistance from Leon van Schaik.

Qualifications PhD, RMIT University Melbourne 2017

MRIAI. Member of Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland 2005

BArch, UCD. Bachelor of Architecture 2002

B Sc (Architectural Science), UCD. Bachelor of Architectural Science 1998 

Member of the Editorial Board of Architecture Ireland since 2013

Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland since 2005 

Academic Experience PhD Postgraduate Researcher at RMIT University Melbourne 2013-2017

Marie Curie ITN Research Fellow, RMIT Europe 2014-2015

Lecturer in Architecture, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queens University Belfast since 2016

Pro-Rata Assistant Lecturer, School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology since 2015

Hourly Paid Assistant Lecturer, School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology 2008-2015

Senior Lecturer (Education), School of Architecture and Engineering, Queens University Belfast 2013-2014

Stage 03 Design Studio Coordinator, Queens University Belfast 2012-2013

Hourly Paid University Tutor, School of Architecture and Engineering, Queens University Belfast 2009-2013 


Invited Critic

Guest Critic, School of Architecture, University College Dublin Since 2012

Guest Critic, School of Architecture, Waterford Institute of Technology Since 2011

Guest Critic, School of Architecture, University College Cork Since 2010 

Exhibitions and invited Lectures

Invited Lecture, Teaching Practice, Northumbria University School of Architecture 2017

Invited Lecture (Work and Research of Steve Larkin Architects), Kingston University London 2017

Invited Lecture (Work and Research of Steve Larkin Architects), University College Cork 2017 ADAPT-r Exhibition, Exhibitor, University of Westminster, London 2016 MakingResearch¦ResearchingMaking, Exhibitor, Aarhus School of Architecture 2015

Nine Lives Exhibition, Emerging Irish Architects, Exhibitor 2015

Keynote Speaker at 2015 Australasian Student Architecture Congress, Melbourne, Australia 2015

Keynote Speaker at London Design Museum, New Now Next, Irish Architecture Foundation. 2015

Soundspace Series, SONIC, Queens University Belfast. 2015

Recomposing The City Conference, Dublin City Council, Dublin 2014

Houses of the World 2013 Exposition, Ljubljiana, Slovenia. 2013

RIBA, Award Winning Irish Architecture curated by RIAI. 2013

Shanghai, Award Winning Irish Architecture curated by RIAI. 2013

57”10 Architecture Society, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen 2013

ASA, Dublin Institute of Technology 2013

Connecting Territories, Obel Belfast, The work of ten innovative architects in UK and Ireland 2012

UCD, Schools Competition Entry, Design of Post Primary Schools in Ireland 2012

RIAI Lecture, Dublin, House at Bogwest 2012

Inspirational Homes, Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Ethics and Aesthetics in Architecture 2012 Inspirational Homes, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, MADE exhibition 2012

ArcSoc, Queens University Belfast 2012

UCD – Y2 Windows, School of Architecture, UCD, The window in architecture 2012

Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, MADE exhibition 2011

Craftitecture Pavilion at Electric Picnic, Tradition in Contemporary Practice 2011

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2, MADE exhibition 2011

Mendrisio School of Architecture, Switzerland 2011

RIAI Lecture Series, Sounding Boxes Research Project 2010

UCD “Now What?” Exhibit, Smithfield Market, Sounding Boxes 2009

UCD “Now What?” Exhibit, School of Architecture, UCD, Sounding Boxes 2009

Practicing Recording and Performing Traditional Irish Musician, 1996-2016

Principle Architect, Steve Larkin Architects Ltd., 33-34 Vicar Street, Dublin 8 Since 2007

Founding member of Strand Studio, Co-op for young architects, 65 Great Strand Street, Dublin 2 2007

Architect, Donaghy and Dimond Architects, 41 Francis St., Dublin 8 2002 to 2006

Assistant Architect, Shay Cleary Architects, 18 Palmerston Park, Dublin 6 2001

Assistant Architect, Allies and Morrison Architects, 62 Newman St., London 1999-2000

Assistant, Paul Keogh Architects, 1 Johnson Place, Dublin 2 1998-1999 

Publications / Exhibitions Journals

Rock Steady, a Review of the new Coastguard Station Doolin by Steve Larkin, pgs 102-105, Irish Arts Review, Spring 2015.

Sunday Times, 16 Dec 2012, House at Bogwest by Stephen Best. 2012

Building Design, UK, Nov 2012, House at Baile Eamoinn, Steve Larkin Architects Nov 2012

Architecture Ireland, Nov 2012 House at Bogwest, Steve Larkin Architects. Nov 2012

AMC, France, House at Bogwest, Steve Larkin Architects 2012

A10, Holland, Sept 2012, House at Bogwest, Steve Larkin Architects. Sept 2012

Hinge, Japan, House at Bogwest, Steve Larkin Architects. Aug 2012

AR House Awards Publication, London, House at Bogwest, Steve Larkin Architects. Aug 2012

Architecture Ireland, July 2012, RIAI Awards 2012, Steve Larkin Architects. July 2012

Self Build and Renovate, forthcoming, RIAI Best House Award 2012. 2012

Sunday Times, RIAI public choice awards nominations. June 2012

A10 July / Aug 2008 - ‘house for musicians’ with Donaghy and Dimond Architects. Aug 2008

Architecture Today no. 176 March 2007 - ‘house for musicians’ with Donaghy and Dimond Architects. March 2007

Blueprint no. 273 Nov / Dec 2008, ‘house for musicians’ with Donaghy and Dimond Architects. Nov 2008

Select Autumn/Winter 2007 - ‘house for musicians’ with Donaghy and Dimond Architects. Autumn 2007


Books

adapt-r, ISBN: 978-0-9933986-5-0 by Adapt-r 2016

4 books, Case Studies and Communities of Practice by ADAPT-r published 2016

Intentions, In Conversation with Colin Mac Suibhne, DIT Yearbook 2016 published by DIT 2016

Contemporary Irish Architecture, Ireland, ISBN: 978 0948037 597 by Gandon Editions. Due

Interrogating Portrush, pg 13-27 by Steve Larkin. Portrush, Architecture for the North Coast published by Ulster Tatler Group ISBN9780950409214 2013

AAI Awards 2013, House at Baile Eamoinn by S Larkin Architects, published by Gandon Press. 2013

AAI Awards 2012, House at Bogwest by S Larkin Architects, published by Gandon Press. 2012

RIAI Annual Review 2012, Best Emerging Practice 2012 published by RIAI. 2012

RIAI Annual Review 2012, House at Bogwest published by RIAI. 2012  



PhD Postgraduate Research Fellow at RMIT Europe, Interiorities in Oral Cultural Landscapes. since 2013

EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r PhD Research Fellow. 2014-2015 

Nominated for AR international pop-up architecture award 2017 for ‘Big Red’ 2017

Commissioned to design Irish Pavilion ‘Big Red’ for Inaugural Country of Focus at London Design Festival 2015 2015

EU Marie Curie ITN ADAPT-r research fellowship for PhD Research at RMIT University 2014-2015

Deis Recording Bursary for Kevin Rowsome and Steve Larkin, Music Recording and Research, Arts Council 2013

Nominated for Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. 2013

AAI Award (Architectural Association of Ireland), House at Baile Eamoinn 2013

Highly Commended, Architectural Review International House Award, London, House at Bogwest 2012

RIAI Best Emerging Practice Award (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland), Steve Larkin Architects 2012

RIAI Best House Award (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland), House at Bogwest 2012

Highly Commended at RIAI Best House Awards (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland), House at Baile Eamonn 2012

AAI Award (Architectural Association of Ireland), House at Bogwest 2012

Deis Recording Bursary, Steve Larkin and Mick Kinsella, Commercial Recording, Arts Council 2009 


Measures of Esteem

Invited Jury Member, RIAI 2015 International Awards for Excellence in Architecture. 2015

Invited Jury Member, RIAI 2013 International Awards for Excellence in Architecture. 2013

Invited Jury Member, DCU International Architecture Design Competition, RIAI. 2013

Invited Jury Member, National Concrete Society Awards. 2013