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Dublin architecture firm wins contest to design €125m building for London School of Economics

Grafton Architects saw off tough international competition.

AN IRISH ARCHITECTURE firm has been chosen to design a £100 million (€125m) London School of Economics (LSE) building.

Dublin-based Grafton Architects saw off tough international competition to be named as the design team for LES’s Paul Marshall Building, which will house accounting, finance and management, and research departments.

Dublin architecture firm wins contest to design €125m building for London School of Economics
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Arch Daily reports that Grafton Architects are “absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity to build in this unique location in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, across from the wonderful Sir John Soane’s Museum, for a visionary client such as LSE”.

Professor Craig Calhoun, LSE director and president, chaired the panel that made the final decision after presentations from the six shortlisted teams, which included architects from London, New York and Switzerland.

Clahoun said Grafton’s “creative design is formal but also fun, and I have no doubt will further enhance LSE’s status as a university with an estate that matches its global academic reputation”.

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