Sir Richard MacCormac

LSE CampusSir Richard MacCormac, the award-winning architect who played an important role in designing the modern LSE campus, has died aged 75.

Commenting on Sir Richard’s lasting contribution to the School, Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme, said:

“Richard MacCormac played an important role is designing the public spaces of the LSE’s unique urban campus in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He created the urban landscaping concept for the public spaces, seating, steps and ramps around Houghton Street, Clare Market and the John Watkins plaza in front of the Library and its outdoor Café. MacCormac was a knowledgeable, meticulous and committed architect whose buildings for academic institutions across the UK are much admired by staff and students alike. He has left an important legacy to the LSE, contributing to its ‘urban’ ethos with well-designed public environment that makes the most of timeless materials. Both the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and the design of new Centre for Global Sciences build on MacCormac’s concepts of accessible open space, with new buildings that are integrated into the heart of the city.”

29 July 2014