Architect John Hollis has been awarded the National Medal of Arts by the Prime Minister.
Hollis, the co-founder of the award-winning architecture firm Hollis Architects, has been selected to receive the award for excellence in design.
Holls first solo design exhibition in Ireland was at the Dublin Port, which opened in October 2015.
The exhibition was followed by a three-part project at the Hibernian in Dublin, the largest public exhibition of modernist design in Ireland at the time.
The exhibition was one of the most popular exhibitions of the year, attracting more than 200,000 visitors, including more than 250,000 people who came from all over the world.
Hullis has since been recognised for his work in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
His work has been featured in the likes of Architectural Digest and American Architectural Magazine, the latter describing his work as “a masterpiece of contemporary urban design”.
He has been a member of the prestigious Institute of Modern Art for two decades, and his projects include the Museum of Modern Arts in New York, which is the home of the largest contemporary art collection in the world, and the Museum in Madrid.
Hills work is seen as being at the forefront of modern design.
The designs he has designed for the city have been featured on the cover of the Guinness Book of Records and the BBC World Service, and are also displayed in major art museums across the world including the National Gallery of Ireland and the Tate Modern.HULLIS Architects has been nominated for the award nine times in the past, in the last 15 years, and was awarded the prize in 2013.
The firm was founded by John Hollys father in the 1970s.
In 2012, he founded the design firm Hollins Architects, a subsidiary of Hollis Partners.