Sheila O’Donnell joins American Academy of Arts and Letters

Sheila O’Donnell has been elected as one of 5 new Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the first Irish architect to receive this honour. Others elected this year include the British novelist Rachel Cusk and the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.

The Academy has 75 Foreign Honorary Members including eleven other architects from around the world. The three current Irish members are all writers; John Banville, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín.