Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey: Everything Accumulates
Cornell in Rome Spring 2016 Lecture Series
Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey established O'Donnell + Tuomey in 1988. The practice has developed an international reputation for cultural, social, and educational buildings including the Irish Film Centre, Ranelagh School, Letterfrack Furniture College, Glucksman Gallery Cork, Timberyard Social Housing, the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics. They are currently engaged in the design of university buildings, schools, housing, and mixed use buildings in Ireland and Europe. They have been involved in urban design projects including the Temple Bar regeneration in Dublin and the Zuid Poort masterplan in Delft. Both lecture at University College Dublin and have taught at a number of schools of architecture in the U.K. and U.S. including the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and Cambridge, Princeton, and Harvard universities. Their work has been widely published and exhibited and has received many national and international awards. In 2015 they received the Royal Gold Medal, the world's most prestigious award in architecture.