UCD Architecture Centenary (2011)

2011 Selection

Designed by David Wall and Conor Nolan at WorkGroup

Photography: Alice Clancy

Photography: Stephen Tierney

Categories: Exhibition / Identity / Publication

Industry: Cultural

The School of Architecture in UCD took in its first students in 1911. In the intervening century, the school has established and maintained a reputation for producing graduates who make their mark on the built environment internationally.

The centenary celebrations in 2011 were as much about the formative moments as the grand achievements, and our work approached the centenary as a milestone rather than a end point. We designed a core mark with a dot for each of the 2,047 B.Arch graduates, and a ceiling installation made up of their names. We also created a customised typeface which was used in the special edition centenary yearbook. Each aspect of the design was connected to the centenary and present in equal measure.