Alan’s work to date straddles the boundaries of contemporary craft, sculpture and architecture and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Graduating with a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin in September 2015, Alan currently works from his studio in County Laois, imagining and creating one of a kind and speculative pieces for both public and private clients. Completed projects include; one of a kind furniture, public space design, and a collection of sculptural wood-turned vessels.

Recent Awards include;  The Wood Awards Ireland - Furniture Category Winner. Alan’s work was Exhibited at Collect - The Leading International Fair for Contemporary Craft and Design and Salon, Park Avenue Armory, NYC. Alan is a member of the Design and Crafts Council Ireland - Portfolio Critical Selection for 2021/22.


B.Sc (Architectural Science) University College Dublin 2012

M.ARCH (Architecture) University College Dublin 2015 [including a semester at KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) Sweden 2014]


2017: DCCOI - Future Maker of the year.

2017: Tresor-Discovery Award at TRESOR Contemporary Craft, Basil, Switzerland.

2018: Winner. Royal Dublin Society - Craft Awards Bursary.

2018: RIAI, Public Space Award for DLR Red Jetty.

2018: Architectural Association of Ireland, Special Mention for DLR Red Jetty.

2019: National Enterprise Awards - Laois Exporter of the Year 2019.

2020: Wood Awards Ireland - Furniture Category Winner

2013-2019 Full List of Awards 

Recent Exhibitions


''Salon'', Park Avenue Armory, NYC with Galerie Artempo

‘’Collect’’ The leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, Somerset House, London.


‘’After the Fall’’, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford.

“Conjuring  Form’’, Doneraile Court, Cork.

‘’Made in Ireland’’ , National Craft and Design Gallery, Kilkenny.


‘’After the Fall’’  South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel.

‘’Monument’’ Galway City Museum.

‘’Connected’’ with DCCI @ Kilkenny Castle.

''Maison & Objet'', Paris, 18-22 January - DESIGN IRELAND


''Painters and Makers'' SO Fine Art Editions, Powerscourt Town House, Dublin.

''House Event'' RDS, Dublin.

''Irish Design Work'' Tribeton, Galway.

''Landed(ed)'' :Contemporary Craft Curated by Stephen O'Connell, Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1st - 31st August.

''Wood'' - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

''Surface Matters'' - Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Artesania Catalunya - CCAM, Barcelona and National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

''Maison & Objet'', DESIGN IRELAND


"Gifted" The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin.

"Wood Work", Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford.

''Sorti du Bois/ Out of the Wood'', Deschambault Village Quebec, Canada.

Exhibition build, Close Encounters - La biennale di Venezia, Italy.

Electric Picnic Music and Arts festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. (Annually since 2012)

2010-2022 Full List of Exhibitions


Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry

Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock.

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny.

University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Richview, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Holy Family School Portlaoise 

The Daniel Collection UK

Galway City Museum 

DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - The International Contemporary Collection of Irish Design & Craft.

Various private collections in the Ireland, UK and USA

Professional Affiliation

The Irish Collection.

Registered with The Institute of Designers in Ireland.

Registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland & Member of DCCI Portfolio

Registered with the Irish Woodturner's Guild.

Registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland (Further Education).

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