Sir Richard MacCormac: 1938 - 2014
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Eulogy - Sir Richard MacCormac KBE, CBE, FRSA, PPRIBA, RA by Richard Coleman
My answer was 'Richard MacCormac' when at my interview with Sherban Cantacuzino, the then Secretary of the Royal Fine Art Commission asked me who I would put forward to the PM as the next Architect Commissioner.
Cantacuzino then proclaimed that it was indeed Richard who he had just recommended. By the time I became the Deputy Secretary Richard was installed and thereafter, for thirteen years, I worked with him on Commission projects. His death on 26 July remains a big shock to me.
His work impressed me from the start. As I began my architectural course in 1972, Richard set up his practice, having first worked with the iconic practice of Powell and Moya. I went to see his housing project at Milton Keynes, a humanist approach when Rogers and the Grunts were in 'rationalist' mood. His Cambridge and Oxford University colleges were next, culminating in St John's College Oxford whe