Ralph Bingham

20 November 2015

Director, Architect

DIP.ARCH., B.ARCH.SC., MRIAI

Ralph has a broad range of experience and interests having been involved in numerous projects, developments and successful competitions

Ralph Bingham has over 20 years experience in the field of design and construction. Having graduated in 1989 from DIT Bolton Street School of Architecture Ralph spent a year working in London for RHWL architects before returning to Ireland in 1991 and joining Murray Ó Laoire Architects. There he spent 19 formative years and was appointed Director in 2001. Ralph is a founding Director of MÓLA Architecture having formed the company in March 2010 with his colleagues Michael O’Carroll and Sean O’Laoire.

Ralph has a broad range of experience and interests having been involved in numerous projects, developments and successful competitions. Those interests include significant involvement in mixed use, commercial, civic and cultural, urban design, housing, education and health care projects. Completed award winning buildings of note include the CIT Cork School of Music, UCD Health Sciences Complex, Broadstone Student Housing, Cork Opera House, UCD Student Centre and Adamstown Square 2. He has also a strong record in the successful delivery of complex urban design and mixed use developments having completed the UCD Campus Development Plan, Framework plan for Luohe in China, Adamstown Square 2, Stapolin Village Baldoyle and Northside Town Centre.

An additional area of his expertise relates to the delivery of PPP (public private partnership) projects through the successful delivery of the pilot PPP programme which included the Cork School of Music and more recently his involvement in representing the NDFA as technical advisor to the delivery of 4No. secondary schools under the first bundle schools programme. Ralph has worked on numerous Education projects and his client list includes UCD, TCD, CIT, DKIT, UL, NDFA, Department of Education and Science and Belvedere College to name but a few.

In 1994/95 Ralph was elected President of the Architectural Association of Ireland. In 2007 he was invited by the School of Architecture to give the prestigious Kevin Fox memorial lecture. Ralph was also a part-time lecturer in the school from 1992-1997 and has since continued to participate in architectural education. In 1991 Ralph was a co-founder of the d-Compass group which were highly successful in a number of International urban design competitions, winning the Smithfield International Urban Design competition in 1991 and in 1992 coming second in the Yokohama Pier Urban Design competition. In 2008 Ralph founded Green Alliance Design, a multidisciplinary design group, set up to work in Libya and the North African market.

About The Author

pfinnegan@molaarchitecture.com