Overview

Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural studio established by Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke in 2006. A strong emphasis is given to a critical design process - we resist predetermining architectural solutions to a client's brief prior to a thorough investigation of each project's unique circumstances.

Our approach creates buildings and spaces that maintain a close relationship between the context of the project and the client's requirements. Carmody Groarke undertakes process-led work of widely varying typologies in the UK and abroad for private, commercial and public sector clients.

In 2010 Studio East Dining won the globally prestigious Emerging Architecture Award by The Architectural Review. This year Carmody Groarke is the recipient of the RIBA Regional Award and the RIBA London Small Project Award, both for their Filling Station.





Competitions & Awards

2013

Shortlisted for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize
RIBA Regional Award for The Filling Station
RIBA London Small Project Award for The Filling Station

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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)

2009

European Prize for Urban Public Space for Skywalk

2007

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

2006

New York Prize, The Van Alen Institute New York – Winner. Inaugural Research based prize organised by VAI and published by Princeton Architectural Press

2005

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

2004

The Biannual Burnham Prize, Burnham Fellowship – Winning Entry. Chicago Architectural Club, Open International Two Stage Competition


Exhibitions & Lectures

2013

Lectures

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin - 'Change in Economy and Arts'
Kent School of Architecture

Exhibitions

Musée d'Art Moderne - 'Linder Femme / Objet'

2012

Lectures

Cambridge University Department of Architecture
Sheffield University School of Architecture National Architecture Conference - 'Experience', Brisbane
Camberwell College of Arts - 'Into the Fold' discussion about exhibition design
V&A Museum - Carmody Groarke in discussion with Lucy Bullivant
The Lakeland Arts Trust - Public lecture Kendal, Lake District

Exhibitions

Barbican Art Gallery - 'Everything Was Moving'
Design Museum - 'Digital Crystals'
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Commendation in the Architecture Prize for the Windermere Steamboat Museum model
Architecture Centre - 'Scale and Ambition: AJ Small Projects' Gormley Studio exhibited, Bristol
Barbican Art Gallery - 'Bauhaus: Art as Life' major retrospective exhibition
'Galápagos' touring exhibition - Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Thailand Creative & Design Centre - "Everything Forever Now" British Council exhibition
Salone Internazionale Del Mobile - Installation at Rinascente, Milan


2011

Lectures

University of Canberra School of Architecture

Exhibitions

The Louise Blouin Foundation - 'Modern Painters present The October Issue Exhibition"', London
The Victoria and Albert Museum - 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990'" major retrospective exhibition
"Block Party" touring exhibition for the Crafts Council - Design Junction, Victoria House, London
Somerset House - 'Masters of Italian Fashion' , London
The London College of Fashion - 'Yohji Yamamoto at Work'
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Studio East Dining exhibited
The Garden Museum - 'The Gardens of Tom Stuart Smith', London
The Wellcome Trust - 'DIRT- The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life', London

2010

Lectures

Rome Tre University

Exhibitions

Design Museum - 'Drawing Fashion', London
Barbican Art Gallery - 'The Surreal House', London

2009

Exhibitions

'Time Scale', British School at Rome, Rome

2007

Exhibitions

'New Practices London', Centre for Architecture, New York


Selected Publications

2013

Local Engagement + British Architects, Architecture + Urbanism (A+U), February issue 509 13:02, 1.2.13

2012

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, 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

2011

Wallpaper* 150, Wallpaper*, 1.9.11
Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial - review, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 10.7.11

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

Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Carmody Groarke.

Whilst there are no current vacancies, we are continuously searching for talented people to join our team.

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