Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural practice founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke. The practice has developed a reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, heritage and residential projects.
Completed projects include the New Architecture Gallery at the Royal Institute of British Architects headquarters, the permanent memorial to the 7 July London bombings, Frieze (London) Art Fair 2011-2013, Maggie's Cancer Care Centre Clatterbridge Merseyside, an artist studio for sculptor Antony Gormley and a contemporary gallery for White Cube at Glyndebourne.
Current projects include: the new Windermere Jetty Museum the Lake District, an extension of the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, a major renovation of Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, a new Members Room for the V&A, a hotel in Devon, a new studio for artist Julian Opie, the Welcome Building for the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, several private houses and a private art gallery.
The practice has earned recognition, winning several international architectural competitions and awards for completed projects. The first monograph of the practice was recently published in the Spanish periodical, 2G.
Kevin studied architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Canberra University, Australia. In London he worked with David Chipperfield Architects before establishing Carmody Groarke. He has lectured internationally about the work of the practice and taught at several architecture schools, including the Bartlett (University College London) 2010-2011 and The Royal College of Art 2011 - 2012. Kevin is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Stuttgart.
Andy studied architecture at The University of Sheffield and worked at several architectural studios, including David Chipperfield and Haworth Tompkins, before establishing Carmody Groarke. He has taught at several architecture schools including the Bartlett (University College London) 2010-2011 and The Royal College of Art 2011 - 2012. Andy is currently a visiting Professor at The University of Sheffield and the University of Stuttgart, and will be leading one of the 2016 Summer Studios at the Porto Academy of Architecture.
Ana Maria Ferreira
2G No.72 Carmody Groarke, 29.8.2015
'The gallery in a field’, Hugh Pearman, The Sunday Times, 31.5.2015
'Carmody Groarke architects: Temporary structures, permanent ideas', Emma Cullinan, The Irish Times, 28.5.2015
'Opera house: Carmody Groarke create an aria in timber for Glyndebourne's summer seasons', Wallpaper*, 20.5.2015
'RIBA Gallery, Carmody Groarke', Hugh Pearman, Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, 1.3.2014
'Local Engagement + British Architects', Architecture + Urbanism (A+U), February issue 509, 1.2.13
'The pop-up buildings that leave a legacy', Tim Walker, The Independent, 1.10.12
'Barometer: design', Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 20.7.2012
'Station to Station', Edwin Heathcote, Wallpaper*, 1.7.12
'Best Practices', Brian Carter, Azure Magazine, 1.6.12
'Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican', review, Ellis Woodman, The Telegraph, 4.5.12
'Crujías dislocadas', Arquitectura Viva, 4.4.12
'Standing Tall Against The Odds', Natalia Rachlin, Wall Street Journal, 13.4.2012
'A Temp Job', Inês Revés, Frame, 1.3.12
Wallpaper* 150, Wallpaper*, 1.9.11
'Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial' - review, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 10.7.11
2006 - 2010
'Emerging Architecture', Architectural Review, 1.12.10
'London Underground | Designers to Watch', Deyan Sudjic, New York Times, 30.12.10
'The best architecture of 2010', Rowan Moore, The Observer, 12.12.10
'Body of Work', Edwin Heathcote, MONUMENT magazine, 1.12.10
'Emerging Architecture', Architectural Review, 1.12.10
'Architecture 10: RIBA Buildings of the Year', Tony Chapman, Merrel, 1.12.10
'Studio East Dining by Carmody Groarke', Will Hunter, Architecture Review
'Design Vanguard', Architectural Record, 1.11.10
'The Young Turks Building a New Future', Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, 4.10.10
'Scaffolding and Steamed Sea Bass', Edwin Heathcote, The Financial Times, 26.7.10
'Studio East Dining', Rowan Moore, The Observer, 20.6.10
'Welcome to the mad house: A monument to the world of the surreal', Tom Lubbock, The Independent, 14.6.10
‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series with accompanying exhibition, The Catalan College of Architects, Girona, Spain
'Chair 182', in collaboration with Joe Pipal, 'Wallpaper Handmade' exhibition, 2015 Salone di Mobile, Milan, Italy
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Beach Club and Spa in Thailand exhibited
'Describing Architecture', Curated by Antóin Doyle, participant, City Assembly House, Dublin, Ireland
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, commendation in the architecture prize for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Studio East Dining exhibited
2006 - 2010
'Time-Scale', solo exhibition. Part of the 'London Rome: Work in Process' programme by the British School at Rome and The Architecture Foundation, 2009
'Skywalk', temporary exhibition in Montague Place for the British Museum, 2008
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, two exhibited entries, 2008
'New Practices, London', one of six selected shortlisted practices showing at the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, New York, 2007
'Regents Place Pavilion', for British Land plc at Regent’s Place, London, 2007
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, two exhibited entries. Shortlisted for the Insight Newcomers Award, 2007
National Library of the Czech Republic Exhibition of Competition Entries, the Klementinum Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007
Sheffield Festival Centre Exhibition of Competition Entries, The Workstation, Sheffield, 2007
‘Architectural Iron & Steel in the 21st Century’ Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, USA
‘Future Voices’ lecture, University of Sheffield School of Architecture
TiLE Conference, Museum of London Docklands
‘Technique and Processes’ lecture series, Girona, Spain
'London School of Architecture Show and Tell series', The Design Museum
'NEWNOWNEXT Agents of Change', lecture series, Dublin, Ireland
'TALKS about architecture', lecture series at the Garage Rotterdam, the Netherlands
'Doughnut: The Outer London Festival', The Architecture Foundation
'In conversation with Kate Goodwin', as part of the Royal Academy's Architecture Patron Events
'Architecture at Museo De Las Artes', Guadalajara, Mexico
‘Pabellones y proyectos efímeros’, Guadalajara International Bookfair with the British Council, Guadalajara, Mexico
'Reindo Unido Mexico', Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Guadalajara, Mexico
'Architour Leading Young Architects Conference', Shanghai, China
'Oxford Architecture Society' (OxArch), Oxford Brookes University
'In conversation with curator Catherine Ince and graphic designers APFEL', at the Barbican exhibition 'Bauhaus: Art as Life'
University of Trier, Germany
'Public art and the built environment', a panel discussion curated by Lisson Gallery, Venice Architecture Biennale
'Commerce and Architecture', discussion with Andy Groarke, David Hills and Patrick Lynch, at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Bookshop
'Change in Economy and Arts', Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Kent School of Architecture
'Contemporary Art Society', as part of Clerkenwell Design Week
'British Architecture Now', discussion at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Winchester Discovery Centre, as part of the RIBA Winchester Lecture Serie
'Piran Days of Architecture', 31st International Architectural Conference in Piran, Slovenia
'Value the Social: A voice for the future of practice', New London Architecture Conference
'Consequences', London MET CASS lecture series
Cambridge University Department of Architecture
Sheffield University School of Architecture
'Experience' National Architecture Conference, Brisbane, Australia
'Into the Fold' discussion about exhibition design, Camberwell College of Arts
'Carmody Groarke in discussion with Lucy Bullivant', Victoria & Albert Museum
The Lakeland Arts Trust, Public lecture, Kendal, Lake District
University of Canberra School of Architecture
2006 - 2010
Rome Tre University
Carmody Groarke works on a diverse range of commissions in the UK and abroad for private, cultural and institutional clients.
The Architecture Foundation
The Barbican Art Gallery
The Crafts Council
Contemporary Art Society
Department of Culture Media and Sport
The Design Museum
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Economic Development Corporation New York
Frieze Art Fair
Lakeland Arts Trust
Natural History Museum
New London Architecture
Royal Institute of British Architects
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Parks
The Science Museum Group
Transport for London
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Wellcome Trust
Winner of the RIBA North West Award for Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge
Winner of the RIBA North West Small Projects Award for Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge
Winner of a Pro-Tem Award Civic Trust Award for Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge
Winner of the AJ Small Projects Award for Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge
Shortlisted, AJ Retrofit Award for RIBA Architecture Gallery
Shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize
RIBA Regional Award for The Filling Station
RIBA London Small Project Award for The Filling Station
Joint winner of the 2012 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for The Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial
Winner of an invited competition to design the new London headquarters for the Contemporary Art Society.
Commendation in the 2012 Architecture Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model.
Winner of an invited competition to design a new permanent gallery for the Royal Institute of British Architects at their Portland Place Headquaters, London.
Commendation at the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award for Antony Gormley's new-build artist workshop.
Winner in open International RIBA Competition for the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District.
"Yellow Pencil" at the D&AD Awards in Spatial Design for Studio East Dining Pavilion.
"Silver Pencil" at the D&AD Awards in Exhibition Design for The Surreal House at The Barbican Art Gallery.
Shortlisted in open International RIBA Competition with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects for the new £12M new-build Belfast Expo.
Discover Story Telling Centre wins a Museums & Heritage Award for Design Excellence.
Studio East selected for 2010 Observer Top Ten Buildings of the Year
Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award Winner 2010 (Studio East Dining)
Selected for Architectural Record "Vanguard Issue" (Top ten emerging global practices)
Nomination for The 2010 Stephen Lawrence Prize (7 July Memorial)
Two nominations for the RIBA CABE Public Space Award ( 7 July Memorial and Regents Place Pavilion)
European Prize for Urban Public Space for Skywalk
YAYA (Young Architect of the Year) Award - Winner
RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition, Sheffield Festival Centre – Winning Entry
New Practices London, International Award for The Festival Centre in Sheffield
UIA Open International Two Stage Competition, National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic – Second Place
RIBA European Award Nomination, Henry Street Offices, Ireland
New York Prize, The Van Alen Institute New York – Winner. Inaugural Research based prize organised by VAI and published by Princeton Architectural Press
Coney Island Parachute Pavilion – Winning entry. The Van Alen Institute Open International Competition on behalf of Economic Development Corporation of New York
Kielder Observatory – Shortlisted entry. RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition
The Biannual Burnham Prize, Burnham Fellowship – Winning Entry. Chicago Architectural Club, Open International Two Stage Competition
Thank you for your interest in working at Carmody Groarke.
There are currently no positions available. However if you would like to send your portfolio to us, we will keep any short listed applications on file for potential openings.
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