UCD Sutherland School of Law
 UCD’s new law school building

UCD Sutherland School of Law

An Scoil Dlí Sutherland UCD
Roebuck Castle
UCD Sutherland School of Law
• Baseline – an old building
dating in parts from 13th
century
• Previously a nursing home
• ...
Genesis of the new school
• Leadership gift – Peter
Sutherland
• Project: circa 5,000 m2 new
building for 1,500 students &...
Process
• Pedagogy & architecture
research review
• Started with the design process
• Close collaboration with
architects,...
© MoloneyO’Beirne
Architects
© MoloneyO’Beirne
Architects
© MoloneyO’Beirne
Architects
© MoloneyO’Beirne
Architects
Searching for inspiration
• Reference sites
(Northumbria, LSE, LMU, Sydne
y, UNSW & NUS Singapore)
• “Bricks and Bytes” (1...
Auditorium, UNSW Law

Lyons Architects
PhD rooms, UNSW Law

Lyons Architects
Service Counter, Sydney Law

FJMT Architects
Service Counter, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
“Social hub”
bridge,
Sydney Law

FJMT Architects
Moot Court, Sydney Law

FJMT Architects
Some key concepts

• Offices and teaching spaces in
two distinct blocks linked by an
atrium
Mitchell + Associates (landscaping)

MoloneyO’Beirne
Architects
Gardiner Atrium, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Upper Break-out Space, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Upper Break-out Space, Sutherland
(reverse view)

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Some key concepts

• Atrium café and south-facing
plaza
Café Area, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Café Area, Sutherland (wide view)

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Some key concepts

• Flexible spaces
A & L Goodbody Lecture
Theatre, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Ceremonial moot bench, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Some key concepts

• Moot courtroom co-located with
clinical boardroom – Clinical
Legal Education Centre
Working Moot Court: Arthur Cox Clinical
Legal Education Centre, Sutherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Observation corridor

• A preparation room
• Two practice rooms
• An observation corridor
MoloneyO’Beir
ne Architects
MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
Some key concepts

• Swivel seating in 200-seat
lecture theatre – easy switch to
50 x 4
Mason, Ha
yes &
Curran
Theatre, S
utherland

MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
MoloneyO’Beir
ne Architects
Mark O’Neill (KSN Project Management), John O’Dowd (UCD Law), Barry Doyle
(MoloneyO’Beirne), EndaConaty (UCD Buildings), I...
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UCD Sutherland School of Law: a presentation to the 2013 Irish Law Teachers Association Conference

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This is an edited version of a presentation given by T John O'Dowd (UCD Sutherland School of Law) to the 2013 Irish Law Teachers Association Conference at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast on the design process for the UCD Sutherland School of Law, Dublin which opened in October 2013.

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  1. 1. UCD Sutherland School of Law  UCD’s new law school building UCD Sutherland School of Law An Scoil Dlí Sutherland UCD
  2. 2. Roebuck Castle
  3. 3. UCD Sutherland School of Law • Baseline – an old building dating in parts from 13th century • Previously a nursing home • On periphery of campus
  4. 4. Genesis of the new school • Leadership gift – Peter Sutherland • Project: circa 5,000 m2 new building for 1,500 students & 60 staff • Principles – flexibility, light, sociability
  5. 5. Process • Pedagogy & architecture research review • Started with the design process • Close collaboration with architects, project managers, buildings office etc
  6. 6. © MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  7. 7. © MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  8. 8. © MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  9. 9. © MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  10. 10. Searching for inspiration • Reference sites (Northumbria, LSE, LMU, Sydne y, UNSW & NUS Singapore) • “Bricks and Bytes” (10-12 March 2010, Philadelphia)
  11. 11. Auditorium, UNSW Law Lyons Architects
  12. 12. PhD rooms, UNSW Law Lyons Architects
  13. 13. Service Counter, Sydney Law FJMT Architects
  14. 14. Service Counter, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  15. 15. “Social hub” bridge, Sydney Law FJMT Architects
  16. 16. Moot Court, Sydney Law FJMT Architects
  17. 17. Some key concepts • Offices and teaching spaces in two distinct blocks linked by an atrium
  18. 18. Mitchell + Associates (landscaping) MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  19. 19. Gardiner Atrium, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  20. 20. Upper Break-out Space, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  21. 21. Upper Break-out Space, Sutherland (reverse view) MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  22. 22. Some key concepts • Atrium café and south-facing plaza
  23. 23. Café Area, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  24. 24. Café Area, Sutherland (wide view) MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  25. 25. Some key concepts • Flexible spaces
  26. 26. A & L Goodbody Lecture Theatre, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  27. 27. Ceremonial moot bench, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  28. 28. Some key concepts • Moot courtroom co-located with clinical boardroom – Clinical Legal Education Centre
  29. 29. Working Moot Court: Arthur Cox Clinical Legal Education Centre, Sutherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  30. 30. Observation corridor • A preparation room • Two practice rooms • An observation corridor
  31. 31. MoloneyO’Beir ne Architects
  32. 32. MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  33. 33. MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  34. 34. Some key concepts • Swivel seating in 200-seat lecture theatre – easy switch to 50 x 4
  35. 35. Mason, Ha yes & Curran Theatre, S utherland MoloneyO’Beirne Architects
  36. 36. MoloneyO’Beir ne Architects
  37. 37. Mark O’Neill (KSN Project Management), John O’Dowd (UCD Law), Barry Doyle (MoloneyO’Beirne), EndaConaty (UCD Buildings), Imelda Maher (UCD Law)
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