The practice has been selected for more than 100 national and international awards and commendations over the past 27 years and has been shortlisted as finalists for major European awards including:

  • The Stirling Prize (1999, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014)
  • The Mies van der Rohe Award (1997, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013 and 2015)
  • Lubetkin Prize (2009 and 2010)
  • The Palladio prize (1993)

O’Donnell + Tuomey have won the AAI Downes Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design seven times and in 2005 were awarded the RIAI Gold Medal, the highest award in Irish Architecture.

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in architecture.

2017

  • AAI Award – St. Angela’s College Cork

2016

  • Image Interiors & Living Design Awards 2016: Irish Design Hero – O’Donnell + Tuomey
  • Baumit Façade of the Year Award – Central European University
  • RIBA Award for International Excellence – St. Angela’s College Cork
  • RIAI Best Education Building Award – St. Angela’s College Cork

2015

  • Westminster Society Biennial Award for Architecture – Student Centre LSE
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters: Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize – Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey
  • Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture (Final Shortlist) – Student Centre LSE
  • Civic Trust Awards: Special Award for Brick – Student Centre LSE
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal – Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey

2014

  • Wood Awards: International Wood Award – Vessel, Venice Biennale 2012
  • Brick Awards: Supreme Award – Student Centre LSE
  • Brick Awards: Best Education Building – Student Centre LSE
  • Brick Awards: Use of Brick and Clay Products – Student Centre LSE
  • Concrete Society Awards: Best Building (Education) – Student Centre LSE
  • Leaf Awards: Public Building of the Year – Student Centre LSE
  • RIBA Award (Stirling Prize shortlist) – Student Centre LSE
  • RIAI Best International Award – Student Centre LSE
  • RIBA London Building of the Year Award – Student Centre LSE
  • Irish Building and Design Award: International Architectural Project – Student Centre LSE
  • Irish Concrete Society: International Award – Student Centre LSE
  • AAI Award – Student Centre LSE

2013

  • RIAI Triennial Gold Medal shortlist – Glucksman Gallery
  • RIBA London Regional Award – Photographers’ Gallery
  • RIAI Best International Award – Photographers’ Gallery
  • Westminster Society Biennial Award for Renovated Architecture – Photographers’ Gallery
  • Shortlisted – Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – Lyric Theatre

2012

  • Icon Awards – Architecture Practice of the Year
  • RIBA Award (Stirling Prize shortlist) – Lyric Theatre
  • RIAI Award – Lyric Theatre
  • Civic Trust Award – Lyric Theatre
  • AAI Special Award – Lyric Theatre
  • The Liam McCormick Building of the Year Award – Lyric Theatre
  • RSUA Design Award – Lyric Theatre
  • Department of Environment Planning and Development Award – Lyric Theatre
  • Irish Concrete Society Award – Overall Winner – Lyric Theatre
  • Irish Concrete Society Award – Building Category – Lyric Theatre

2011

  • RIBA Award (Stirling Prize shortlist) – Irish Language and Cultural Centre
  • Brick Awards – Supreme Winner – Lyric Theatre
  • Brick Awards – Best Public Building – Lyric Theatre
  • AR House Award Commendation – Killiney House
  • Shortlisted for the Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – Timberyard Social Housing

2010

  • AAI Downes Medal – Timberyard Social Housing
  • AAI Special Award – Irish Language and Cultural Centre
  • Civic Trust Award – Timberyard Social Housing
  • RIBA International Award – Timberyard Social Housing
  • Lubetkin Prize shortlist – Timberyard Social Housing

2009

  • AAI Special Award – Sean O’Casey Community Centre
  • AAI Award – Killiney House
  • RIBA International Award – Sean O’Casey Community Centre
  • Lubetkin Prize shortlist – Sean O’Casey Community Centre
  • RIAI Award – Timberyard Social Housing
  • Irish Concrete Society Building Award – Sean O’Casey Community Centre

2008

  • RIBA European Award – Killiney House
  • AAI Awards Commendation – Provost’s Stables
  • Shortlisted – 1st World Architecture Festival – Killiney House
  • Nominated – Mies Van der Rohe Award – Killiney House
  • Nominated – Mies Van der Rohe Award – Sean O’Casey Community Centre

2007

  • Irish Concrete Society, Building Award and Overall Award – Killiney House
  • RIAI Award, Selected for Exhibition – Educational Building, Cherry Orchard School
  • RIBA European Awards – Cherry Orchard School
  • Nominated – Mies Van der Rohe Award – Cherry Orchard School

2005

  • RIAI Gold Medal – Ranelagh School
  • RIBA Award – Stirling Shortlist – Glucksman Gallery
  • RIAI Award for Best Public Building – Glucksman Gallery
  • RIAI Award – Ireland’s Pavilion, International Architecture Biennale Venice

2004

  • RIBA Award – Howth House
  • RIAI Award – CRID/Centre for Research into Infectious Diseases
  • AAI Award – CRID/Centre for Research into Infectious Diseases

2003

  • Commendation – RIAI Gold Medal  – National Photography Centre
  • Shortlist – Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – Furniture College
  • RIBA Award – CRID/Centre for Research into Infectious Diseases
  • RIBA Award – Galbally Social Housing
  • RIAI Award – Galbally Social Housing
  • RIAI Award – Press Reception Room
  • AAI Award – Galbally Social Housing
  • AAI Award – Press Reception Room

2002

  • UIA Abercrombie Prize – International Urban Design Award, Group 91
  • RIAI Award – House at Chapel Pass
  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – Furniture College

2001

  • RIAI Award – Furniture College
  • RIBA Award – Furniture College

2000

  • Glen Dimplex Grand Prix design award – Milkbar
  • RIAI Award – Milkbar

1999

  • RIBA Award best building in Educational Category in Europe – Ranelagh School
  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – Ranelagh School
  • Shortlisted – Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – Ranelagh School
  • RIAI Award – Ranelagh School
  • AAI Award Hudson House
  • RIAI Award – Hudson House
  • Irish Concrete Society Special commendation – Hudson House
  • Telecom Eireann/Irish Independent Business Today Award

1997

  • Commendation – RIAI Gold Medal – Blackwood Golf Centre
  • RIBA Award – Blackwood Golf Centre
  • Finalist – Mies Van der Rohe Award for European Architecture – Group 91
  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – Gallery of Photography
  • AAI Award – National Photography Archive + School of Photography

1995

  • RIAI Award – Blackwood Golf Centre
  • Joint First Prize – Sunday Times Building of the Year – Irish Film Centre

1993

  • Finalist – Andrea Palladio International Award – Irish Film Centre
  • RIAI Award – Irish Film Centre
  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – The Irish Pavilion

1991

  • RIAI Gold Medal commendation – Laboratory at Abbotstown
  • Iritecna for Europe Citation – Laboratory at Abbotstown

1990

  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – Living in the City

1988

  • Lord Mayor’s Millennium Medal for Architecture
  • AAI Downes Medal (Premier Award) – Irish Film Centre