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 LSE.

They are currently engaged in the design of cultural and educational buildings in Ireland and Europe. They have been involved in urban design projects including the Temple Bar regeneration in Dublin, the Zuid Poort masterplan in Delft and the Stratford Cultural and Educational District in East London. Both are Professors at University College Dublin and have taught at schools of architecture in the UK and USA including AA, Cambridge, Princeton and Harvard.

Their work has been widely published and exhibited and has received many national and international awards.

Sheila O’Donnell

Born Dublin 1953

B.Arch. University College Dublin, 1976
Spence and Webster, London, 1976 – 78
MA RCA Royal College of Art, London 1980
Colquhoun and Miller, London, 1979 – 80
Stirling Wilford and Associates, London, 1980 – 81
Studio Lecturer UCD, 1981 – 2016
Visiting Critic, Princeton University, 1987
Architecture and Culture Conference Venezuela, 1993
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 1994
RIBA Awards Jury, 2005-2009
Member of Aosdána, 2009
Martell Distinguished Visiting Critic, University of Buffalo, 2010
Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects, 2010
AIA 60th Honor Awards Jury, 2010
Mahlum Lecturer, University of Washington, 2010
Visiting Critic, Harvard GSD, 2013
Royal Gold Medal, 2015
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 2015
Arnold W. Brunner Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2015
Professor, University College Dublin, 2016

John Tuomey

Born Tralee 1954

B.Arch. University College Dublin, 1976
Stirling Wilford Associates, London, 1976 – 80
Office of Public Works, Dublin, 1981 – 87
Studio Lecturer UCD, 1980 – 2008
Visiting Critic, Princeton University, 1987, 1993
Visiting Critic, GSD Harvard, 1988-89
External Examiner AA 1988-94, Cambridge 1993 – 98,
Oxford 1993, UEL 1996-98
President Architectural Association of Ireland, 1992 – 93
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, 1994
M.Arch. University College Dublin, 2004
Professor of Architectural Design, University College Dublin, 2008 – Present
Chair of RIBA Stirling Prize Jury, 2009
Member of Aosdána, 2010
Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architects, 2010
Visiting Critic, GSD Harvard, 2013
Royal Gold Medal, 2015
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 2015
Arnold W. Brunner Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2015