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Taking Care of Matters

Carmody Groarke

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Brick production at BC Materials. (Photo: Romanin & Noceto)

Carmody Groarke is an architecture studio of over 40 people based in London. Their design approach is led by research and innovative thinking to deliver transformative projects in cultural, historical and urban settings. Founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke, the studio has developed a reputation for designing and delivering distinctive, well-made buildings within the UK and Europe for a wide range of public, residential, institutional and commercial clients. These include museums and galleries, national archives and libraries, performance spaces and events pavilions, offices, and buildings for education. The studio works in ecologically and historically sensitive sites, including National Parks, city-centre conservation areas and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Andy studied architecture at The University of Sheffield and worked at Haworth Tompkins and David Chipperfield before establishing Carmody Groarke in 2006 with Kevin Carmody. He lectures internationally on the work of the office and has taught architecture at schools including the Bartlett School of Architecture, The Royal College of Art, Porto Academy in Porto and Versailles, The University of Stuttgart, Cornell University where he was Gensler Visiting Design Critic, Harvard GSD where he was visiting design critic and Yale School of Architecture, where he was William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor. He has been a Visiting Professor of practice at The University of Sheffield since 2014 and an External Examiner at the London School of Architecture since 2021.

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers include Jan de Vylder/AJDVIV, Dan Stubbergaard/Cobe, Fabrizio Ballabio, Angelo Candalepas, Marlon Blackwell, Cecilia Puga, and Carmody Groarke.

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