1. shelley mcnamara of grafton architects interview


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    designboom: what is the best moment of the day? usually the best moments as an architect are when you discover something or when you overhear a funny conversation on the street that makes you laugh.

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    • Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara


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      On April 18, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, directors at Grafton Architects, gave the Turner lecture as part of PennDesign's Spring 2012 Lecture Series. The Dublin-based practice has been engaged in the design and building of university buildings, schools, housing, houses, mixed use buildings, and institutional buildings, together with urban design projects. For more information, visit www.design.upenn.edu/calendar/yvonne-farrell-shelley-mcnamara.

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      • Open Debate 2009 - Can Architecture Save the World?


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        Open Debate on Thursday 8 October 2009 in Liberty Hall Dublin. Open Debate was presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation as part of Open House Dublin 2009, Ireland's largest architecture event annually. Chaired by Dr. John Bowman, historian and broadcaster, the deliberately provocative title - Can Architecture Save the World - was chosen to discuss the current state of architecture and its effects on the environment and on communities. The debate covered ethics, sustainable living and revealed the influence of design on the well-being of communities, on the health of our culture and on how it effects on our world. Speakers: Sean O'Laoire, President of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects Evelyn Hanlon, Dublin City Council Kaethe Burt O'Dea, desireland Prof. Frank Convery, Chairperson of Comhar

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