O’Donnell + Tuomey

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O’Donnell+TuomeySheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey established O’Donnell + Tuomey in 1988. The practice has developed an international reputation for cultural, social and educational buildings including the Irish Film Centre, Ranelagh School, Letterfrack Furniture College, Glucksman Gallery Cork, Timberyard Social Housing, the Lyric Theatre in Belfast and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the LSE.

They are currently engaged in the design of university buildings, schools, housing and mixed use buildings in Ireland and Europe. They have been involved in urban design projects including the Temple Bar regeneration in Dublin and the Zuid Poort masterplan in Delft. Both lecture in University College Dublin and have taught at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and USA including AA, Cambridge, Princeton and Harvard.

Their work has been widely published and exhibited and has received many national and international awards.

Sheila and John met while they were studying architecture at UCD and have worked together as O’Donnell + Tuomey for more than 25 years. In 2015 they received the Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in architecture.

They teach at University College Dublin and have lectured in Europe, Japan and the USA. They are members of Aosdána, the affiliation of Irish artists.

Sheila O’Donnell

Born Dublin 1953

B.Arch. University College Dublin, 1976
Spence and Webster, London, 1978 – 80
MA RCA Royal College of Art, London 1980
Colquhoun and Miller, London, 1979 – 80
Stirling Wilford and Associates, London, 1980 – 81
Studio Lecturer UCD, 1981 – Present
Visiting Critic, Princeton University, 1987
Architecture and Culture Conference Venezuela, 1993
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 1994
RIBA Awards Jury, 2005-2009
Member of Aosdána, 2009
Martell Distinguished Visiting Critic, University of Buffalo, 2010
Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects, 2010
AIA 60th Honor Awards Jury, 2010
Mahlum Lecturer, University of Washington, 2010
Visiting Critic, Harvard GSD, 2012

John Tuomey

Born Tralee 1954

B.Arch. University College Dublin, 1976
Stirling Wilford Associates, London, 1976 – 80
Office of Public Works, Dublin, 1981 – 87
Studio Lecturer UCD, 1980 – 2008
Visiting Critic, Princeton University, 1987, 1993
Visiting Critic, GSD Harvard, 1988-89
External Examiner AA 1988-94, Cambridge 1993 – 98,
Oxford 1993, UEL 1996-98
President Architectural Association of Ireland, 1992 – 93
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 1994
M.Arch. University College Dublin, 2004
Professor of Architectural Design, University College Dublin, 2008 – Present
Chair of RIBA Stirling Prize Jury, 2009
Member of Aosdána, 2010
Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects, 2010
Visiting Critic, GSD Harvard, 2012

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