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Grafton Architects was formed in 1978 and has won many international plaudits for its work, including the World Building of the Year Award 2008 for the Bocconi University project in Milan.
The British Civic Trust award and AAI Special Award in 2009, both for the Department of Finance building in Dublin; the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale Common Ground exhibition 2012; and a shortlisting for the 2013 Stirling Prize for Medical School and Student Accommodation at the University of Limerick. Current projects include the School of Economics for the University of Toulouse and the new university campus for UTEC in Lima (both now under construction); Institut Mines-Télécom university building, Paris Saclay; Town House building, Kingston University London; and Dublin City Library – all won by international competition.
Co-Founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are Fellows of the RIAI, International Honorary Fellows of RIBA and elected members of Aosdána, the eminent Irish Arts organisation. They were appointed adjunct Professors at their alma mater University College Dublin in 2015 and have been visiting professors at EPFL,Lausanne and at Accademia di Archittettura, Mendrisio where they were appointed full professors in 2013. They held the Kenzo Tange chair at GSD Harvard in 2010 and the Louis Kahn chair at Yale in the Fall of 2011 and were joint winners of the Jane Drew Award 2015.
Grafton Architects, fondato nel 1978 dai co-fondatori Yvonne Farrell e Shelley McNamara hanno vinto numerosi premi prestigiosi a livello internazionale per il loro lavoro all’interno di progetti che spaziano dal progetto dell’Università Bocconi a Milano all’edificio del Dipartimento di Finanza a Dublino.