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20 April 2009

Which foreign word best captures our feelings at this jittery moment?

Especially for people in Ireland, schadenfreude as the big fish flounder, angst in the wake of the Budget, ennui as the excuses drag on, all apply. But running counter to the thud, the...

12 February 2009

Finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture include Grafton Architects

The European Commission and the Fundacia³ Mies van der Rohe announced today the finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, one of the most...

13 November 2008

UL gets permission for Grafton Architects’ Medical School

The University of Limerick has received planning permission from Clare County Council to build its €12M medical school across the Shannon from the main campus. It is hoped that construction will begin on...

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...

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

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...


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