Tuesday January 21, 2020

Pushing Irish architecture to its limits

Renowned Irish architect Sheila O’Donnell talks about her career, the influence of Venice on her work and how architecture can help solve the housing crisis

21st July, 2019
Sheila O’Donnell: ‘Even when we’re doing completely new buildings, we always look for marks on the ground, the remnants of things, the history of a place’ Pic: Al Higgins

No discussion on Irish architecture would be complete without mentioning Sheila O’Donnell. From the beginning of her storied career, she set a standard and work ethic for architects to aspire to.

Upon graduating from UCD, O’Donnell and her husband John Tuomey established O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects in Dublin. In the 1980s, she was part of an elite team of architects involved in the development of Dublin’s city centre and in 1991, went on...

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