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Sir Richard MacCormac passes away aged 75

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July 28 2014

Sir Richard MacCormac passes away aged 75
Sir Richard MacCormac, founder of MacCormac Jamieson and Prichard Architects, has passed away following a long illness at the age of 75.

A past RIBA president MacCormac was well regarded for his work at the Oxford and Cambridge universities, the latter of which he also taught at in addition to Edinburgh, Hull and the LSE.

Prominent projects include Paternoster Square, Southwark tube station and Cheltenham Maggie’s Centre.

Latterly MacCormac had left MJP to pursue his own projects but retained an office within MJP.

 In a statement Jeremy Estop, managing director of MJP Architects, said: “Whilst many architects achieve great success, few achieve distinction in all facets of architecture as Richard did.

“In design, as one of the pre-eminent architects of his generation; in education, as an inspirational university professor; in the profession, as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects; as a Royal Academician; as a writer of many articles on architecture; and as an insightful adviser to many distinguished organisations.

“His name is known throughout the profession.”

2 Comments

A local pleb
#1 Posted by A local pleb on 29 Jul 2014 at 13:18 PM
What a sad loss, I loved the quality of his work undertaken at Oxford and Cambridge, the attention to detail and use of materials throughout was to be admired!
Gordon Fleming
#2 Posted by Gordon Fleming on 31 Jul 2014 at 00:42 AM
It was very distressing to hear of Richards death. Having worked with him at MJP through the 90's I was lucky to experience at first hand the infectious enthusiasm and great rigour he applied to all his projects. Working with Richard really was a second architectural training. Equally important was his warmth and humour and his willingness to engage with everyone he came into contact with. We have lost one of our best architects.

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