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01 November 2008

Praise for Irish firm’s design

The new Irish-designed faculty building for Bocconi University in Milan, which won the World Building of the Year award last weekend, has become “a symbol of our city and its ability to renew...

01 November 2008

Georgian society

The Irish Georgian Society, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has done the State some service, not least in changing public perceptions of the real value of our architectural heritage. Certainly, no...

31 October 2008

Young Irish practice highly commended in World Architecture Festival

At the inaugural World Architecture Festival Awards 2008, Irish practice Architecture53seven has been highly commended in the Pleasure Category for Egan’s Coffee Bar and Roof Terrace in Portlaoise, Co.Laois. The WAF Awards took...

30 October 2008

Book marks 50 years of Georgian Society

A new book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Irish Georgian Society gives an “insightful account of this special period in Ireland’s history,” its founder Desmond Guinness has said. Mr Guinness said...

30 October 2008

Quilligan Architects finalists in re-inventing Grand Army Plaza competition

The Design Trust for Public Space, New York has announced the winners of the International architectural competition to reinvent Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York. A distinguished Independent Jury selected the winners from...

30 October 2008

Irish firm scoops top award for university in Milan

Grafton Architects, headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, surprised and delighted most of their peers in 2002 when they won the competition to design a new building for Bocconi University in Milan....

30 October 2008

Department of Finance, Temple Bar Square included in wide portfolio

Grafton Architects has won numerous awards for its work in Ireland since the practice was founded 30 years ago by the late Frank Hall, along with Shelley McNamara, Yvonne Farrell, Shay Cleary and...

27 October 2008

Luigi Bocconi University by Grafton Architects

Grafton Architects was awarded the prize under the Learning category for their new building, Luigi Bocconi University situated in the heart of Milan. The World Architecture Festival, held this year in Barcelona, is...

27 October 2008

Belfast firm Hackett Hall McKnight win YAYA 2008

Belfast firm Hackett Hall McKnight have won the Young Architect of the Year 2008 award. Formed by Alastair Hall, Mark Hackett and Ian McKnight, in 2003 in Belfast after they had worked abroad,...