Established by Valerie Mulvin and Niall McCullough, McCullough Mulvin Architects work on cultural and civic buildings in Ireland, working to define a new public realm in a changing society, dealing with Ireland’s diffuse light and stark materiality. The practice has an interest in very particular contexts, making a layered architecture of sublimated reference which reflects a spefific response to site and place, or forming modern interventions in existing buildings, an open-ended exploration of materials and form, which can occur at any scale. The practice also works on residential and urban projects, and extends its exploration in publication and research.