Date: Friday, 1 December 2023
Time: 10am - 11am
Duration: 1 hour
Contact: Donna Cregan -
Grafton Architects will present a lecture called 'Civic Trust' this Friday. The lecture will detail a drawing of Great Hall - a public interior piazza in the ground floor plan of LSE’s Paul Marshall Building overlaid with the ground floor chapel of the inns of court complex nearby - a reference to Soane and an inspiration for the open-ness potential of the ground floor connecting with the city.

All are welcome to attend


Grafton Architects are an international architecture studio based in Dublin. From this base, the practice has completed many significant and prestigious buildings in Ireland and internationally. With projects spanning from Milford to Milan, and from Lima to London; Grafton Architects embed each project within its own unique context.

In 2020 the practice directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara received the Pritzker Prize, considered the highest honour in the architectural profession. Grafton Architects were also laureates of the Royal Gold Medal in 2020, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ highest honour.
Grafton Architects received the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Gandon Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture in 2020, as well as the RIAI Gold Medal for Bocconi University in Milan in 2019. The project for UTEC in Lima, received the inaugural RIBA International Prize in 2016. In 2008 the project for Bocconi University was awarded the inaugural World Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival. Grafton Architects were also awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale 2012 entitled 'Common Ground' for their exhibition ‘Architecture as New Geography’. Farrell and McNamara were selected as curators for the Venice Biennale 2018, the largest architecture festival in the world. 

An online link to the lecture is attached here:

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Dr. Anna Moloney Ryan and Jan Frohburg will introduce Yvonne and Shelley in Main Studio Space CG-042 at 10am.