O’Donnell + Tuomey

Sheila O’Donnell
John Tuomey info@odonnell-tuomey.ie

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, Furniture College, Letterfrack, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Timberyard Social Housing and the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.
They are currently engaged in the design of university buildings, schools, housing and mixed use buildings in Ireland and the UK. They have been involved in urban design projects including the Temple Bar regeneration in Dublin and the Zuid Poort masterplan in Delft. Both lecture in University College Dublin and have taught at a number of schools of architecture in UK and USA including AA, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Syracuse and Buffalo Universities.
O’Donnell + Tuomey’s work has been widely published and exhibited and has received many national and international awards. In January 2014 was completed in London the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre a multifunctional building with a large music venue, pub, learning cafe, union offices, prayer centre, dance studio, careers library and gym.

The architectural intention for the design of the building is to create an active Student Union, contemporary character of which should be inviting, welcoming and even provoking to its users.