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William Dimond

Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162747
Email: william.dimond@ucd.ie

Biography

Will Dimond is an architect in private practice and teaches design studio in the School Architecture in UCD. He graduated in Architecture from UCD in 1992 following an earlier degree in languages at Bristol University.  He worked with O'Donnell and Tuomey Architects until 2001 as an Associate during which time he worked on the Furniture College, Letterfrack, the Glucksmann Gallery and Ranelagh School (RIAI Gold Medal).
  

In 2001 he established Donaghy and Dimond Architects with Marcus Donaghy. The practice has an interest in sustainable design and the craft of place making, and has won numerous awards for its building projects. The work has been published internationally and exhibited both in Ireland, Europe and the USA.  In 2012 the practice was shortlisted for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award. Recent work includes a new building and refurbishment project for a Model School at Inchicore in Dublin.


Will has taught at undergraduate and graduate level and is currently coordinator for the Middle School programme and the Third Year design course where the focus is on public space and the architecture of the institution.  He has also run a thesis research group for a number of years under the theme of Continuity. He has lectured on the joint UCD/NCAD Spaces for Learning module, and has been a visiting critic at schools of architecture including Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology and the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: BSI Swiss Architecture Award - Shortlisted
Year: 2012.
Title: AAI Award - Laneway Wall Garden House
Year: 2011.
Title: Irish Architecture Award - Laneway Wall Garden House - (also Best Extension in Ireland award)
Year: 2011.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Flitch
Year: 2010.
Title: AAI Award - House Garden Graft
Year: 2010.
Title: Irish Architecture Award - Commended - House Garden Graft
Year: 2010.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Commended - Flitch
Year: 2009.
Title: Irish Architecture Awards - Highly Commended - Domus House
Year: 2008.
Title: OPUS Award - Heritage Category - House in Gardiner Place
Year: 2007.
Title: OPUS Award - House for Musicians, Donegal
Year: 2006.
Title: Irish Architecture Award - Kitchen Garden Party Wall
Year: 2006.
Title: AAI Awards - Special Mention - Kitchen Garden Party Wall
Year: 2006.
Title: AAI Award - City House and Workplace
Year: 2005.
Title: ICS Awards - Special Award - Kitchen Garden Party Wall
Year: 2003.
Title: Irish Joinery Awards - Highly Commended - Reconfiguration of a Villa

Associations

Association: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Royal Institute of British Architects, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Donaghy and Dimond Architects (2013) Altering the Dwelling. [Invited Lecture], Royal Society of Architects in Wales - The Place of Home, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff , 14-NOV-13 - 15-NOV-13.

Committees

Committee : RIAI Design For Education Committee

Employment

Employer: Donaghy and Dimond Architects
Position: Director
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: O'Donnell and Tuomey Architects
Position: Associate

Education

Year 1992 Institution: UCD
Qualification: BArch Subject: Architecture
Year 1990 Institution: South Bank University
Qualification: BA (First Hons., Grade 1) Subject: Architecture
Year 1984 Institution: University of Bristol
Qualification: BA Subject: Languages

Languages

English:
German:
Italian:
French:
 

Outreach Activities

Guest Critic

School of Architecture, CESUGA, La Coruna 2011
Fourth Year dissertations
Third Year studio
Thesis interim reviews 

Journals Edited

The Irish Review: Co-Editor.

Other Activities

Exhibitions
BSI Architectural Award 2012
Querini Stampalia, Venice, as part of Biennale
Projected drawings and images

BSI Architectural Award 2012
School of Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Drawings and images on panels

Slow Architecture and Place 2010
On 107B barge on Grand Canal moving between the Shannon and the Liffey
Curated by Mike Haslam
Display case containing photographic images, card  models and material samples
Drawings and text engraved on plywood

Homework - Research by Design  2005
UCD School of Architecture, travelling after to N American universities
Curated by John Tuomey - on theme of Space, Garden, Structure
Drawings and images in folio, hardwood models on windfall hardwood base 
 
Invited Lectures
Royal Society of Architects of Wales 2013
Annual Conference on The Place of Home
Lecture at conference masterclass with other presentations by Peter Salter, Richard Weston and Pierre d'Avoine

Material Connections 2012
UCD School of Architecture

AAI Public Lecture 2011
Trinity College Dublin
City House and Workplace with other presentations by John Tuomey and Sheila O'Donnell

AAI Public Lecture 2009
Trinity College Dublin
On Practice

Royal Academy of Arts 2009
Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London
On collaboration between architect and musician, with Steve Larkin and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh 

RIAI Southern Region 2008
University College Cork
On Practice 

 
Examiner
ARAE Architects Register Assessment Examination
Examiner for studio design project annually since 2010 
Invited Critic
School of Architecture, University College Cork  
Third Year Reviews  2007

School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology
Third Year Reviews 2009
Thesis Design Reviews 2011

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff
Second Year Reviews 2013 
Competition Jury
Irish Concrete Society Awards 2012 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2014) 'House Garden Graft' In: Sean Antoin O Muiri (eds). Dublin Architecture. Cork: Gandon Editions. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Susan Cogan (2014) 'City House and Workplace' In: Sean Antoin O Muiri (eds). Dublin Architecture. Cork: Gandon Editions. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2013) 'Recasting' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Deary (eds). New Irish Architecture 28. Cork: Gandon Editions. [Details]
Marcus Donaghy and William Dimond (2012) 'House for Musicians, Kitchen Garden etc' In: Nicola Navone (eds). BSI Swiss Architectural Awards. Mendrisio: Mendrisio Academy Press. , pp.76-79 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond and Marcus Donaghy (2012) 'Adaptive Re-Use Mountpleasant Avenue' In: Paul Keogh Architects (eds). Shaping the Future: Case Studies in Adaptive Re-Use in Historic Urban Environments. Customs House Dublin 1: Department of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht. , pp.102-105 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2012) 'Laneway Wall Garden House' In: Dr Sandra O'Connell (eds). Irish Architecture Vol 2: The RIAI Annual Review. Dublin: RIAI. , pp.113-117 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2012) 'Laneway Wall Garden House' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Deary (eds). New Irish Architecture 27. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.62-69 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2011) 'House Garden Graft' In: Simone Castelli and Mike Haslam (eds). Slow Architecture and Place. Dublin: Slow Architectural Research Collective. , pp.10-13 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2011) 'A Dublin Terrace' In: Dr Sandra O'Connell (eds). Irish Architecture Vol 1: The RIAI Annual Review. Dublin: RIAI. , pp.110-113 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2011) 'Flitch' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Deary (eds). New Irish Architecture 26. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.116-119 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond and Marcus Donaghy (2010) 'House Garden Graft' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 25. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.114-123 [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2010) '41 Francis Street Dublin' In: Ruth Slavid (eds). Timber in Refurbishment. High Wycombe: TRADA Technology. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2009) 'West Cork Arts Centre - Art Barn' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). Becoming: 5 Architectural Competition-Winning Projects. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.24-31 [Details]
Virginia McLeod (2008) 'House for Musicians, Donegal' In: Virginia McLeod (eds). Kitchens in Detail. England: Laurence King Publishing. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2006) 'Kitchen Garden Party Wall' In: John O'Regan and Nicola Dearey (eds). New Irish Architecture 21- AAI Awards 2006. Cork: Gandon Editions. , pp.130-137 [Details]

Edited Books

Marcus Donaghy and Will Dimond (guest editors), Colin Graham (Ed.). (2014) The Irish Review. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
 

Other Journals

Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2014) 'Irish School Design - On the Theshold - The Model School Yard' Architecture Ireland :70-71. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architect, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2011) 'Habitus: a social anthropology of the contemporary Dublin house extension - M Pike and E Scanlon with contributions by H Campbell, P Cody, W Dimond, M Donaghy et al' Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy III :311-336. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2011) 'Eco upgrade treads lightly on historic Dublin home' Construct Ireland 5 (9) . [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architect, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2007) '15 Tailor Made Houses - Pierre d'Avoine and Clare Melhuish consider the nature of the one-off house' Architecture Today (176) :54-55. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2007) 'Donegal Dwelling - House for Musicians' Select (Autumn/ Winter) :32-37. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2007) 'Homework Exhibition - Space Garden Structure - review by E Scanlon' Architecture Ireland (218) . [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2006) 'Craftsmen' A10 New European Architecture (10) :20-22. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2006) 'Houses and Extensions - Kitchen Garden Party Wall' Architecture Ireland (218) :52-53. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2006) 'Cast or Carcass - The use of concrete in Kitchen Garden Party Wall' Architecture Ireland (218) :63-64. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2006) 'One-Off Houses Ireland - Emma Crichton Miller reports' Blueprint :78-84. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Susan Cogan (2005) 'City Gem' Image (Autumn) :70-77. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Marcus Donaghy (2004) 'Reconfiguration of a Villa' Architecture Ireland (193) :42-44. [Details]
Donaghy and Dimond Architects, Will Dimond, Susan Cogan (2002) 'Custom House' Select :30-36. [Details]
Will Dimond (2001) 'Processional Routes in Lalibela' Building Material (5) :28-33. [Details]
                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

The material culture of architecture.

Domestic Space

Learning Space.  
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Critical practice has a pivotal role in informing the teaching of architecture, in stimulating curiosity and engagement with the built world.

Modules Coordinated

201400   ARCT30010     Architecture: Architectural Design V
201400   ARCT30040     Architecture: Architectural Design VI
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Marcus Donaghy
Kevin Donovan
John Parker
Peter Tansey
Tiago Faria
Mary Laheen
Eileen Fitzgerald 

External Collaborators

Marcus Donaghy