Grafton Architects

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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara graduated from the School of Architecture in UCD in 1974, where they began teaching in 1976. Both lecture and teach internationally. They are co-founders of Grafton Architects established in 1978 and founder members of Group ‘91 Architects, winners of the International Competition for the Regeneration of Temple Bar , Dublin .Co-Directors Gerard Carty and Philippe O’Sullivan joined the Practice in 1993 and 1992 respectively. Simona Castelli has been project architect for the Bocconi Project since 2002.

Grafton Architects won World Building of the Year, Award 2008 and have won numerous Awards, including the AAI Downes medal. Their work is exhibited widely including: RIAI in 1999; Milan Urban Centre 2002; Mies van der Rohe Award Exhibition 2003; Bergamo and Rome 2006; Dessa Gallery, Ljubljana 2006 ;Lisbon Triennale 2007; Venice Biennale 2002 & 2008 .

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.