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TOT History
Irish Historical Events
  • 1982

    TOT Founded

    in the style of Traynor O’Toole Partnership by Brian Traynor, Paddy O’Toole & Gerry O’Toole

  • 1982

    Grafton Street became a pedestrian zone

  • 1983

    Shergar Kidnapped

    kidnappers broke into the Ballymany Stud in the Republic of Ireland and stole the champion racehorse

  • 1985

    Westing House Canada

    First of many multi-national EMEA HQs in Dublin designed by TOT

  • 1987

    Stephen Roche wins Tour de France

    becoming the second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia stage races, plus the World road race championship

  • 1988

    Ireland beat England 1-0 in European Championships

    Ray Houghton Scored the only goal for a historic victory

  • 1989

    First CAD station bought

    for £30,000, the price of a suburban house at the time

  • 1989

    Chris Ryan joins the practice

  • 1989

    Dublin Airport Terminal 1 extension

  • 1990

    Mary Robinson is elected Ireland’s first woman President

  • 1990

    Daniel Day Lewis wins Best actor Oscar

    for My Left Foot

  • 1991

    LG Electronics

    TOT design their European centre of design

  • 1992

    Bon Secours Clinic completed

  • 1992

    Linda Martin wins

    Ireland’s first of 4 winning songs between 1992 & 1996

  • 1993

    John Dennehy joins TOT

  • 1993

    TOT wins British steel design award

    for Irish Ferries Terminal

  • 1994

    Ireland beat Italy 1-0 in USA World cup

    Ray Houghton does it again for Ireland on the big stage

  • 1995

    Gateway 2000

    One of the first major PC suppliers sets up Dublin HQ by TOT

  • 1996

    Michelle Smith wins Gold

    She wins 3 gold and one Bronze in the Atlanta Olympic Games

  • 1997

    Creative Labs HQ

    Designed by TOT is completed

  • 1997

    Walsh Western

    Ireland’s first high bay logistics HQ is completed

  • 1998

    Good Friday Agreement

    helps end violence in Northern Ireland

  • 1997

    Dublin Port Terminal

    passenger terminal designed by TOT opens

  • 1999

    Gerry O’Toole passes away

    suddenly at Cheltenham

  • 2000

    DAA HQ

    HQ for DAA formally ARTC completed at Dublin Airport

  • 2000

    Donal Saunders joins the practice

  • 2002

    Euro Currency is introduced

  • 2005

    Brian Traynor Retires

    and Chris Ryan, Donal Saunders, Ciaran Lynam and John Dennehy become directors of TOT

  • 2006

    Beacon Private Hospital completed

    in just 2 years from design to build

  • 2007

    Passport Offices

    completed by TOT

  • 2008

    North Wall Quay

    Banking HQ, designed & shell completed by TOT, Now Central Bank HQ. (Finished by HJL)

  • 2009

    Ireland win 6 Nations

    Ireland win the six nations unbeaten and claim the grand slam

  • 2010

    Limited company closed and TOT is established as a Partnership

  • 2011

    Facebook HQ

    TOTP design canteen and office fit for another American tech company

  • 2012

    Katie Taylor wins Gold

    at the Olympic Games

  • 2012

    Highfield Hospital

    200 bed nursing home by TOT opens

  • 2013

    Doha Primary Care Hospital

    TOT design wins international competition

  • 2014

    Pallas Warehouse

    Largest European food distribution centre

  • 2015

    Al Wakra Hospital, Qatar

    Wins award in international design competition

  • 2016

    One South County

    Planning granted and scheduled to be completed in 2017

  • 2017

    Jameson Distillery Bow St

    Renovation completed ahead of schedule to rave reviews

  • 2017

    Pearse Lyons Distillery

    Wins Best Exterior project at the RIAI Architecture Expo Dublin

  • 2018

    Brian Traynor & John Dennehy Pass Away

    Brian Traynor passes away on February 8th and John Dennehy passes away after a long illness bravely fought on 28th April 2018.

  • 2018

    TOT Architects

    Des Smyth and Pierce Byrne appointed as directors of TOT Architects.

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