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Grafton Architects

08 April 2010

Irish architecture exhibition to open in Brno

Irish architecture will be exhibited for the first time in Central Europe when the 2009 AAI Awards will be on show at the Architecture Centre in Brno from 28 April until 4 June...

02 April 2010

Three entries for ESB building redesign in final stage

Three groups of architects, comprising mainly Irish practices, have been chosen to go on to the final stage of the competition to redesign the ESB’s headquarters on Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. The practices...

08 February 2010

1996 – Mechanical Engineering Building, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Grafton Architects Near the Lincoln Place entrance to the Trinity campus, the Mechanical Engineering building is an extension to the 19th century Parson’s Building. The building contains laboratories and workshops. The building...

08 February 2010

2005 – Mechanical Engineering Building, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Grafton Architects A further extension to the earlier building by Grafton Architects, completed in 1996, the Mechanical Engineering Building now features a raised podium with an opening around a pre-existing tree. The...

06 February 2010

University of Limerick chief’s home defended as ‘progressive’ and ‘exciting’

“Progressive” and “exciting” is how Labour city councillor Tom Shortt described the new president’s residence at the University of Limerick, which others have termed “lavish” and “extravagant” in the current economic climate. However,...

05 February 2010

1989 – Offices, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Grafton Architects A rare example of good infill architecture on Ormond Quay. A former Presbyterian Church that was destroyed in a fire, leaving only its entrance doorways intact, was redeveloped as an...

04 February 2010

2001 – McNamara Construction, Capel Street, Dublin

Architect: Grafton Architects Infill building on rear lane to Ormonde Quay, with a range of materials including rubble stone, wooden cladding and a large amount of north-facing glazing.

22 January 2010

Modern new €2m home on campus for University of Limerick president

University of Limerick president Don Barry will move into his new environmentally-friendly residence on campus next month, becoming the first UL president to do so. Prof Barry, the university’s third president, will be...

31 December 2009

2006 – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath

Architect: Grafton Architects The space includes a 320-seat theater, three visual-arts areas and a café bar. At a cost of 13.5 million euro, Solstice is now hailed as one of the Republic’s most...