O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects Dublin, Irish Design Studio, Practice, Office, Awards
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects : Practice Information
Architecture Office in Dublin, Ireland
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O’Donnell + Tuomey Designs, chronological:
Aberdeen University Library entry
 Timberyard Social Housing, Cork St, Dublin 8
Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Killiney House, Dublin Bay, Ireland
New John Lewis department store, Sheffield, England
[For Hammerson plc] The Photographer’s Gallery, Ramillies St, London
[For The Photographer’s Gallery London] This O’Donnell + Tuomey design is no longer going ahead
New Coleraine Museum/Library, Market Yard, Coleraine, Ireland
[For Coleraine Borough Council] New Sean O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin, Ireland
[For The Dublin Docklands Development Authority] Key O’Donnell + Tuomey building – Lubetkin Prize shortlisted 2009 + Mies van der Rohe Award nominee 2008
St Ultan’s School, Cherry Orchard estate, Dublin
Cherry Orchard School, Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, Provost Stables, Dublin
Connemara West Crèche, Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland
Ranelagh Multidenominational School – Extension, Ranelagh Dublin 6, Ireland
IMI Campus Masterplan, Sandyford Rd, Dublin 16
Sean O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin 3
Eemcentrum, Amersfoort, Netherlands*
An Gaelaras, Irish Language & Cultural Centre, Derry, Northern Ireland
Killiney House, Private House, Killiney, County Dublin
Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
Ireland’s Pavilion, International Architectural Biennale, Venice, Italy
Ormond Quay, Dublin
Howth House, Howth, Dublin Bay
Centre for Research into Infectious Diseases, University College Dublin
Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lincoln Arts Centre, Lincoln, England, UK
Trinity College Dublin Pearse Street Development Plan, Dublin
Kindercluster, Waterwin, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Zuidpoort, Delft, The Netherlands
Social Housing, Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland
Leinster House Press Reception Room, Leinster House, Dublin, Ireland
Martin House, Blackrock, County Louth, Ireland
Furniture College, Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland
Milkbar, Montague Street, Dublin 2
National Centre for Film and Drama, University College Dublin
Ranelagh Multidenominational School, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Hudson House, Navan, County Meath, Ireland
Limavady Arts Centre, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Cambridge Arts Cinema, Cambridge, England, UK
Walsall Art Gallery – Architecture Competition Entry, Walsall, England, UK
Good Shepherd, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
National Photographic Archive & School of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Blackwood Golf Centre, Clandeboye, County Down, Northern Ireland
Irish Film Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Irish Pavilion, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin
* Eemcentrum, Amersfoort, Netherlands design by O’Donnell + Tuomey is part of a Bolles + Wilson Architects masterplan
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects Practice Information
O’Donnell + Tuomey
O’Donnell + Tuomey, established by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey in 1988, has been involved with urban design, cultural and educational buildings, houses and housing projects in Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK. Winners of more than 60 national and international awards for their work across the past twenty years; they have been seven times winners of the AAI Downes Medal; three times finalists for the Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 1997, 1999, and 2003; three times shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 1999, 2005 and 2011; and won the RIAI Gold Medal in 2005.
They were selected to represent Ireland in a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2004 and a group show “The Lives of Spaces” in 2008. Recent cultural projects include Gaeláras Irish Language and Cultural Centre in Derry (completed in 2009) and the Lyric Theatre Belfast (opened in 2011).
O’Donnell + Tuomey Further Information
O’Donnell + Tuomey established their partnership in 1988 with two public commissions, the Irish Film Institute and Ranelagh Multidenominational School. Current work includes educational and cultural projects in Ireland, the UK and Europe. The Photographers’ Gallery, London, was completed in 2012. The New Students’ Centre for the London School of Economics is due for completion in 2013. The Campus Redevelopment Masterplan for the Central European University, Budapest is at design stage.
The twin themes of their practice, urban regeneration on sensitive sites and integration of landscape and architecture, have established common ground in the site-specific origin of their architectural concepts and shared social values. Their practice is closely connected the education of architects, and they both teach at the University College Dublin.
O’Donnell + Tuomey were awarded the RIAI Gold Medal in 2005. They are seven times winners of the AAI Downes Medal. They have been shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe European Architecture Award, the Stirling Prize and the Lubetkin Prize. Their work has been published and exhibited in London, Ljubljana, New York, Paris, Tokyo and at the Venice Biennale. O’Donnell + Tuomey Selected Works was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2006. Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are members of Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland. In 2010 they were elected honorary fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
SHEILA O’DONNELL graduated from University College Dublin in 1976. In 1980 she was received a Masters Degree in Environmental Design from the Royal College of Art London. She subsequently worked for James Stirling on the design of the Clore gallery at the Tate.
After returning to Dublin in 1981, Sheila continued to teach and lecture at the University College Dublin and in London, where she has also served on the RIBA Awards group. Her watercolour studies of landscape and building form have been exhibited in the Royal Academy in London and in the Royal Irish Academy.
In the early 1980s, she and a group of colleagues in Dublin started a debate about the future of the city. They set up the Blue Studio Architecture Gallery, published books and made design proposals. These activities led to the formation of Group 91, a collaborative of young architectural practices which won a competition for the urban regeneration of Temple Bar in the historic centre of Dublin. The work, which was completed in 1996, has been published worldwide, exhibited in the Architecture League in New York in 1998 and won the UIA medal in 2002.
JOHN TUOMEY graduated from UCD in 1976 and received his Masters Degree in 2004. He worked with James Stirling on the design and construction of the Stuttgart Staatsgalerie. Returning to Dublin, he completed two buildings for the Office of Public Works. These projects – a laboratory and a courthouse – established the theoretical and contextual basis for his future work.
He has taught at University College Dublin since 1981, chaired external examining boards in the UK, lectured widely at schools of architecture in Europe and North America, and taught at Princeton and Harvard. In 2008 he was appointed inaugural Professor of Architectural Design at University College Dublin. He initiated the Architectural Association of Ireland annual Awards for excellence in architectural design in 1986 and was president of the AAI in 1992-93. He was Chair of the jury of the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2009. He is the author of Architecture, Craft and Culture (Gandon Editions, 2004 & 2008).
O’Donnell + Tuomey – Venice Biennale 2004
O’Donnell + Tuomey Awards
Lewis Glucksman Gallery by won a Civic Trust European Capital of Culture Award in 2005
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery by O’Donnell + Tuomey was Stirling Prize nominated in 2005.
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects won the RIAI Triennial Award in 2005: awarded for
Ranelagh Multidenominational School, Dublin, Ireland
O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects : Cherry Orchard Primary School – RIBA European Award 2007
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Lyric Theatre Belfast, Northern Ireland
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
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Lyric Theatre Belfast
Morehampton Mews Houses, south east Dublin
Design: ODOS Architects
photo : Ste Murray
Morehampton Mews Houses in Dublin
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