Ros Kavanagh Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Ireland, by Grafton Architects (2007)

Yesterday, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were named the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates, an honor that comes on the heels of the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal they received last month. The Pritzker Architecture Prize honored McNamara and Farrell as individuals instead of as their Dublin-based firm, Grafton Architects, making them the second and third Irish natives honored in the award's history.

Since founding Grafton Architects in 1978, the duo has designed structures around the world, including numerous projects that focus on, and encourage a sense of, community. Here are nine standout examples of their work.

Ros Kavanagh

Loreto Community School - Milford (2006)
Milford, Ireland

Ros Kavanagh

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (2007)
Navan, Ireland

Paolo Tonato

Università Luigi Bocconi School of Economics (2008)
Milan

Courtesy Grafton Architects

University of Limerick,Medical School, Residences, Piazza, and Pergola (2013)
Limerick, Ireland

Universidad de Ingeniería & Tecnología (UTEC), Lima, Peru, by Grafton Architects
Iwan Baan Universidad de Ingeniería & Tecnología (UTEC), Lima, Peru, by Grafton Architects

Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) (2015)
Lima, Peru

Courtesy Grafton Architects

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter (Ongoing, planned 2019)
Dublin

Courtesy Grafton Architects

Town House, Kingston University London (2019)
London

Courtesy Grafton Architects

Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris-Saclay (2019)
Paris

Courtesy Grafton Architects

Toulouse School of Economics (2019)
Toulouse, France