Yvonne Farrell received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1974 from UCD and, with Shelley McNamara, established Grafton Architects in 1977. Both are adjunct professors at UCD, the recipients of numerous awards, have been published extensively internationally, have exhibited in Dublin, London, Paris, Madrid and Zürich and have lectured widely in European and American Schools of Architecture, at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the Royal Academy in London. Their practice has gained world renown in recent years and their international awards include World Building of the Year 2008 for the Universita Luigi Bocconi in Milan. They are currently working on a commission for a new university campus for UTEC Lima in Peru.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara
Shelley McNamara, Prof. Hugh Campbell and Yvonne Farrell