About Me

Deirdre Whelan is a Dutch born Interior Designer who has practiced in Ireland for the last twenty years with experience in a wide range of projects. Deirdre presented the television programme Beyond the Hall Door in 2000 and 2001

Experience

1996 - Private Practice

2000 - 2001 Presenter of Beyond the Hall Door TV programme

1990 - 1996 Interior Designer at KMD Architecture

1988 - 1990 Interior Designer at Richmond Interiors


Selected Projects

1988 - Ritz Hotel, London with Richmond Interiors

1990 - Barings Bank, Eircom Headquarters with KMD Architecture

1994 - Unicorn Restaurant & foodstore, Bang Cafe, Clarendon Bar, Merrion Fare, il Segreto,  with Jeff Stokes

1995 - S3 office Building with McGarry NíEanaigh Architects

1996 - Limerick University Library, GPA Offices with Murray O’Laoire Architects

1998 - Visio Head Offices (now Microsoft), Arthur O’Hagan Solicitors with FKM

2001 - Office Headquarters for Silicon and Software Systems with FKL architects

2008 - Residence private members club with Jeff Stokes & Clodagh Conroy

1997 - 2010 Arthur Cox Offices, Citi bank, Clarion Hotel Dublin, Clarion Hotel Cork, Enterprise Ireland Gibson Hotel with Scott Tallon Walker Architects


Awards

2003 - Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European architecture

2000 - RIAI Special mention for 3 Houses in Rathmines

2000 - AAI special lAward for 3 Houses in Rathmines

1995 - Special Mention AAI Awards for house in the city of Ena, - Japan

1995 - Special Mention in House design competition - theme  “blossoming of a woman’s vision” - Japan

1994 - 2nd Prize in House design competition -  theme “to fullfil a women’s dream” - Japan


Education

1984 - 1988 DIT College of Marketing and Design, graduating with honours in interiors and textile design

1981 - 1984 St Davis’s Secondary School , Greystones

1979 - 1984 Rijsvenne Mavo, The Netherlands

1978 - 1979 Van Maerlant Lyceum, The Netherlands

1972 - 1978 T’Gegraaf Basis School, The Netherlands

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