With more than 40 years of professional experience, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, partners and co-founders of Dublin-based Grafton Architects, are the first women to be jointly awarded the architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize. In addition to a very welcoming breath of hope towards greater female representation in the field, the selection also cast light over an equally urgent theme in the profession: recognizing architecture practice as a collective effort. Bellow, we listed 20 facts and curiosities about Yvonne Farrell, Shelley McNamara, and Grafton Architects. 1. Grafton Architects is a Dublin-based architecture practice co-founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978. Four years after, the duo graduated from University College Dublin. In 1992, project directors Gerard Carty and Philippe O'Sullivan joined the team and remain part of the crew until today.
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