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Irish Research Council announces 100 new awards to support research collaboration and dissemination

The Irish Research Council has made awards to 100 researchers of all career stages across 13 higher education institutions. These awards, under the New Foundations 2019 scheme, are valued at nearly €800,000.

UCD Staff reflect on COVID-19’s Transformation of Education

Places Journal, of which UCD is a partner, have recently published essays as part of its “Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching” series, in which educators working in architecture, landscape and urbanism around the globe share their thoughts on the challenges of abruptly moving their teaching online during the COVID-19 pandemic. UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy faculty, including Hugh Campbell, Orla Murphy and Emmett Scanlon are among the contributors.

The Minor Harbours of Ireland

The Minor Harbours of Ireland collection, an important record of the construction and evolution of small harbours in Ireland, is now available in UCD Digital Library. This collection contains the outputs to date of the Minor Harbours of Ireland project undertaken by UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy and led by principal investigator Elizabeth Shotton. Funded by the Irish Research Council, this project uses LiDAR-based surveys, in tandem with historic research, to examine the development of maritime engineering in small harbours in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Receive the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin, Ireland, have been selected as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates, announced Tom Pritzker, Chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

“Architecture could be described as one of the most complex and important cultural activities on the planet,” remarks Farrell. “To be an architect is an enormous privilege. To win this prize is a wonderful endorsement of our belief in architecture. Thank you for this great honor.”

RIBA names Farrell and McNamara as 2020 Royal Gold Medal winner

Architectural firm Grafton Architects headed by UCD graduates Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara has won the 2020 RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture.
Presented in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence 'either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture'.

The growing research impact of APEP; a global leader in UCD

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy is now placed 4th of UCD’s 36 Schools in terms of Citation Impact.
With APEP gaining a Field-Weighted Citation Impact Score of 2.35, based on 5-year average; this means the School’s research has been cited 135% more than world average of 1.00 in its field for similar publications.