Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey met while they were studying architecture at University College Dublin and have worked together in partnership as O’Donnell + Tuomey for more than 25 years. They have exhibited three times at the Venice Biennale. They received the RIAI Gold Medal for Ranelagh Multidenominational School in 2005 and have been seven times winners of the AAI Downes Medal for excellence in architectural design. They have been twice shortlisted for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize, four times for the Mies van der Rohe European Award, and five times for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
They both teach at University College Dublin and have lectured at schools of architecture in Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA, including Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge and the AA. They were elected honorary fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010. They are both members of Aosdána, the affiliation of Irish artists.
They are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in architecture, awarded by the President of the RIBA.
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro and O'Donnell + Tuomey unveil designs for V&A East project
- RIBA International Prize 2018. World's best new buildings revealed
- Sewing new and old. Budapest university by O'Donnell + Tuomey
- Two Spanish among the winners for Olympicopolis
- RIBA awards Royal Gold Medal to Irish O'Donnell + Tuomey
- LSE's Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O'Donnell + Tuomey
- Photographers' Gallery in London