Irish architects awarded UCD’s highest honour
Grafton Architects founders receive Ulysses medal for ‘outstanding global contribution’
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders, of Grafton Architects were recognised for their outstanding global contribution at an event at the university on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan
Two renowned Irish architects have been awarded UCD’s highest honour, the Ulysses Medal.
It has been a busy year for the pair who curated the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
The RIAI gold medal is Ireland’s top accolade for architecture. The project must be completed within a defined three-year period and the medal is awarded several years after completion so that the success of the building can be confirmed by the passage of time.