10 Facts About Richard MacCormac


Sir Richard Cornelius MacCormac CBE, PPRIBA, FRSA, RA, was a modernist English architect and the founder of MJP Architects.


Richard MacCormac designed the new Egton Wing of the BBC's Broadcasting House.


In 1999, Richard MacCormac designed a new home in Hampstead for Arsenal FC striker Thierry Henry, described as "one of the finest examples of modern architecture in the UK".


Richard MacCormac was a co-founder of the Phoenix Initiative, working on merging art and architecture for the future concept of central Coventry.


Richard MacCormac taught architecture at the University of Cambridge, and was a visiting professor of architecture at the University of Edinburgh from 1982 to 1985, the University of Hull and a studio tutor at the London School of Economics in 1998.


Richard MacCormac's hobbies included music and reading, and he owned and sailed a 1908 oyster fishing smack in the Thames Estuary.


In 1981, Richard MacCormac met his long-term partner Jocasta Innes, the well-known author who wrote over 60 books.


In June 2014 Sir Richard MacCormac published Two Houses in Spitalfields.


Richard MacCormac died on 26 July 2014 at the age of 75 from cancer.


Richard MacCormac was buried next to Jocasta Innes in St Mary's' churchyard in the village of Laverton in Somerset.