Grafton Architects, a Conversation

Antonio Lucas 

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were brainstorming for a name for their studio. It was 1978. They combined their surnames, switched their names around, sometimes drifting toward a more abstract or poetic formulation to go by as an architectural duo. At the same time they were looking for a space in which to get their adventure as partners rolling, and they found one. A house on Grafton Road, in Dublin, where they were living. And with this find came the name by which they would step into the professional field of architecture: Grafton Architects. Thus began their expedition... [+]

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