AJ x Roca Event: In Conversation with Sheila O’Donnell

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In collaboration with the Architects’ Journal, on 22nd October, we welcomed Sheila O’Donnell, founding director of award-winning studio O’Donnell + Tuomey. Recipient of the Architect of the Year award at the Women in Architecture Awards earlier in 2019, O’Donnell spoke about the work of her practice over the last 30 years.

Focussing on the attitude to re-use with reference to a number of built projects including the recently won School of Architecture in Liverpool. The school currently occupies two adjoining, but not very well connected, buildings from the19th and 20th centuries. Their proposal combines the Georgian houses, the Reilly building, and new building into a legible composite entity, using the available budget to radically transform the School into an integrated organism, upgrading the environmental performance of the existing structure and fabric. “We like the accumulated narrative, the 4-part story of the history of the school, the sequence from the 19th to the 21st century. We’ve captioned our project A Connected School.” Sheila O’Donnell.

Read the full feature of the event here: https://bit.ly/2DbVlF5


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