After working on the refurbishment of the Georgian offices of this political party, MQA was given the interesting task of designing their new headquarters only this time, within a modern fit-out. The biggest challenge was to undertake the scheme within 6 weeks from start to finish. This was achieved with a great team of project managers, contractors and suppliers.
Coming from a Georgian building, the staff had heretofore, been used to privacy and a totally different set of acoustics to what they then had within this open plan space. It was the architects’ job to talk to the staff to find out what their individual needs were and to give each workspace the extra privacy, acoustic screens and lighting they required.
All the furniture was new except for the boardroom furniture that was taken from the old offices, where many cabinet meetings had taken place over the years. The most important piece was the desk that Eamon de Valera used and being taken good care of, is still used today in the General Secretary’s office.