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Finbarr O’Dempsey

Finbarr O’Dempsey

Architect
2018 - present

Finbarr O’Dempsey studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, London Metropolitan University & RIBA North West graduating with First-Class Honours and Distinction. He worked with DSDHA and Delvendahl Martin Architects in London before joining Page\Park’s Glasgow office in 2018.

A core member of the practice’s Education & Workplace teams, Finbarr’s recent experience includes work as project architect on Campus Central at the University of Stirling, creating a new social learning centre and extensive refurbishment of the adjoining late-Modernist facilities in a spectacular campus setting. He has also contributed to feasibility and capacity studies for the University of St Andrews and Ulster University.

Alongside education work, Finbarr has a keen interest in creating spaces for the visual arts, music and performance. Most recently this has involved work with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and assisting with the interiors at Edinburgh Printmakers.

Prior to joining Page\Park, other relevant experience includes the design and delivery of a HQ, gallery space and artists’ studios for charity Bow Arts and an international pop art exhibition for Tate Modern.

He previously held a 4-year Open Space residency with Aldeburgh Music in collaboration with composer Freya Waley-Cohen, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and fellow designer Andrew Skulina. The residency resulted in a touring music installation, Permutations.

Finbarr taught as a design tutor at the University of Cambridge and has been guest critic at the Cass & Kingston schools of architecture. He has been actively involved in a variety of festivals and public events run by well-known cultural organisations including the British Council, London Festival of Architecture & Architecture Fringe, Scotland.

Email: f.odempsey@pagepark.co.uk