Project Overview


University of Galway


University of Galway


Educational Building of the Year 2011

Public Choice Award 2012

Best Sustainable Building 2012

The Alice Perry Engineering Building for University of Galway brings together five different departments situated in thirteen different locations across the campus and combines them in a state of the art facility of 14,000 sq m.

Located on a strategic site adjoining the river, this project was designed to be a landmark to the expanding campus of University of Galway when viewed from both river and road networks. This highly visible site required a building that retained a sense of place in its ecological credentials as well as projecting the ambition and innovation of University of Galway.

The building is conceived as a Learning Laboratory for the engineering students whereby elements of the construction are left open for display, whilst sensors within the building provide data around the building’s performance, energy use, etc. The building combines many innovative teaching tools together with leading edge sustainable design including green roof technology, grey water harvesting, climate wall, solar panels together with combined heat and power unit and it received numerous awards for its sustainable credentials.