George Simpson Lecture | ESALA Frictions Public Lecture Series
O’Donnell + Tuomey | IRL
Sheila and John will explore aspects of continuity in their work, including work going on site this year. They will seek to identify compatible strategies that have been developed through different design iterations. Each project needs to be purpose-made for its particular client, each with its functional requirements and within its own limits of scope and context. Despite this undeniable individuation, an architects work is never discontinuous, internal coherences tie buildings together into a body of work. This lecture will look for connected thoughts going on between projects. And they will discuss recurring preoccupations that keep an architect going on.
O’Donnell + Tuomey is a studio-based practice committed to the craft and culture of architecture. They have been involved with urban design, cultural, social and educational projects at home and abroad. The practice has an international reputation for its engagement with complex urban situations and sensitive landscapes. They are the winners of over 120 awards including the RIBA
Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious award in architecture.Each year, ESALA welcomes a number of distinguished guests to the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The George Simpson Visiting Professor is a position open to distinguished international architectural practitioners and thinkers.
These international experts each give a free public lecture, in addition to engaging closely with staff and students through masterclasses, tutorials, discussions and crits.