Raymond McGrath

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Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1977 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1977 (74)

About

Served as Principal Architect for the Office of Public Works in Ireland. Known for the 1936 modernist circular Hill House in St. Ann's Court, Chertsey, which was built for landscape architect Christopher Tunnard.

Before Fame

He studied English and architecture at Sydney University, from which he graduated in 1926. He was awarded a fellowship at Clare College, Cambridge, where he redesigned the campus' large Victorian house, Finella.

Trivia

He was heavily involved in the restoration of Dublin Castle, a project that lasted decades.

Family Life

He was born in Australia but was of Irish descent.

Associated With

His first commission after establishing his practice was to design the Broadcasting House's interiors in 1930; he sought the assistance of Serge Chermayeff and Wells Coates on the project.