UCD Architecture graduates, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara from Grafton Architects received the “Outstanding Achievement for Architecture” at this year’s Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017 (BAYA).
This award is in recognition of the impressive portfolio of buildings of note designed by Grafton Architects. These buildings include; the Solstice Arts Centre, Meath; the Parson’s Building, Trinity College, Dublin; the Government Department of Finance for the Office of Public Works in Dublin; a new building for the Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy.
Earlier this year, Yvonne and Shelley were appointed by Paolo Barrata, President of La Biennale, to be the Curators of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 and won the RIBA International Prize for their design of the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnologia (UTEC) building in Lima, Peru.
Yvonne and Shelley both graduated from UCD with a BArch in 1974 and were 2015 UCD Alumni Awardees.