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O’ Donnell + Tuomey to Design New Academic Hub

Multi-award winning architecture team John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell have just been announced as the design team for the Academic Hub in Grangegorman.

The Academic Hub will feature a new DIT library and a public library. It will also incorporate one of the protected structures on site  the North House.


Sheila and John met while they were studying architecture at UCD and have worked together as O’Donnell + Tuomey for more than 25 years. In 2015 they received the Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in architecture.

They teach at University College Dublin and have lectured in Europe, Japan and the USA. They are members of Aosdána, the affiliation of Irish artists.

They said: “We are delighted to be selected to design the new Academic Hub at the heart of the DIT campus masterplan. It is our privilege and our pleasure to find ourselves working on this most interesting building project in such a location, with long views across the city landscape and out to the Dublin mountains.”