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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,...

27 October 2008

Dublin firm wins global architecture award

Dublin-based Grafton Architects, run by Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, have scooped the first World Building of the Year award at the inaugural World Festival of Architecture for their new faculty building at...

27 October 2008

Milan university building beats Hadid and Foster to top prize

A university building in Milan, designed by Irish practice Grafton Architects, has scooped the top prize at the inaugural World Architecture Festival awards, beating architectural heavyweights Zaha Hadid and Foster and Partners. The...

24 October 2008

Top European planner ‘astonished’ by rural housing sprawl

One OF Europe’s leading planners said yesterday that she was “astonished” by the sprawl of housing in rural Ireland. She said it represented a “spoiling of the territory” that should be protected in...