A2 Architects was established by Peter Carroll and Caomhán Murphy in 2005. Based in Dublin, the practice is founded on a shared interest in both the continuing development of architectural practice and the unchanging, essential nature of architecture. From its origins in educational building and residential work, the practice has grown to encompass interior design, urban realm projects, curation, and exhibition design. The principals publish, lecture, and collaborate regularly with international artist John Gerrard. A2 was nominated, along with Gerrard, for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture/Mies van der Rohe Award (2015) for Pulp Press, Kistefos, Norway, and has won national and international awards, including multiple Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Irish Architecture Awards.