Past pupil Sheila O’Donnell (Leeson Street & Mount Anville) is one half of O’Donnell + Tuomey, an award-winning Irish architecture duo who have recently won the highest accolade in the architecture industry.
Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”.
Sheila and John met while they were studying architecture at UCD and have worked together as O’Donnell + Tuomey for more than 25 years. Among the buildings designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey are the Student Cenre at LSE, the Lyric Theatre in Beflast and the Lewis Glucksman Building,UCC (pictured above). They teach at University College Dublin and have lectured in Europe, Japan and the USA.
For further information see www.odonnell-tuomey.ie