Goodbye for now!

Sadly we have come to the end of our posts for this project, and it is time for us to bid a fond farewell.  We want to thank you all for the fantastic response to both the blog and the polls.  We said that we wanted you to beat our record and you certainly didContinue reading “Goodbye for now!”

Identity & Belonging

The notion of identity is an often overlooked yet critical aspect of creating a new space. A good identity will connect with people, giving them a sense of pride and a feeling of belonging. In our experience, understanding the real, rather than the perceived identity of a community is often the route to creating aContinue reading “Identity & Belonging”


Our University Strategy, “Shared Vision, Shaped by Values”, recognises sustainability amongst ourcore values. We are committed to being an exemplar of climate action and recognise the critical rolethat universities must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as the blueprint for asustainable future. NUI Galway, in its Sustainability Strategy recognises that the future of humanityContinue reading “Sustainability”

What others have done

Our team have been working with people to design new learning spaces for many years now and being a group of focused, dedicated and slightly obsessed perfectionist types we have amassed a huge library (excuse the pun) of other people’s work that we admire. Scott, one of our most senior designers (and co-company founder), regularlyContinue reading “What others have done”

Brutalism v Biophilia

As typical designers, we like the original concrete grid of the library, but that is because we have modernist architectural theory hammered into us at Art School.  Since leaving Art School and going into the real world, we have realised that it is not everyone’s cup of tea.  In fact, often these 1960/70’s structures can feel oppressive,Continue reading “Brutalism v Biophilia”

Poll Launch

The poll has arrived and is now live! By taking the poll, you will not only be contributing to the University’s future learning commons, but the information that you provide will also help shape the University’s current spaces. Please take 10 minutes to click on the link below and take the poll. It will beContinue reading “Poll Launch”

Poll Coming Soon

This blog is the core of our Creative Consultation process for NUI Galway, and it is all about gathering information from as many stakeholders and interested parties as possible. In the early stages of the project, we held ‘Questionshops’, a social distance-friendly mashup of workshops and questionnaires with the Library, Buildings and Estates and CELTContinue reading “Poll Coming Soon”

Future Libraries

In the last decade, Libraries have changed more radically than at any other time in their history. The development of new technologies has changed the way people access and retrieve information forever placing the traditional notion of the Library as a place packed with shelf upon shelf of books and people in quiet contemplation inContinue reading “Future Libraries”


Nomad RDC Ltd is a people-centred design practice that specialises in Creative Consultation and the design of people-centred places. We believe that projects constructed from the ideas of everyday people have the potential to be infinitely more inventive and enduring while also fostering a sense of well-being and belonging in the most critical stakeholders, theContinue reading “Hello!”

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