McGrath, Raymond

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McGrath, Raymond (1903–77). Australian architect. He designed the Modernist interior of Fischer's Restaurant, New Bond Street, London (1932), and, with Chermayeff and Coates, the interiors of BBC Broadcasting House, London. He published Twentieth Century Houses (1934—which promoted International Modernism for domestic architecture), and, with Albert Childerstone Frost, Glass in Architecture and Decoration (1937). His best houses are St Anne's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, a reinforced-concrete building (1937–8), and Carrygate, Galby, Leics. (1938–42). In 1940 he joined the Office of Public Works, Dublin, becoming Principal Architect (1948–68), after which he returned to private practice. He designed a house, St Anne's, Carrickmines, Co. Dublin (1974), and the new Headquarters of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (1979).

Bibliography

Architectural Review, clxii/695 (July 1977), 58–64;
Architecture Australia, lxvii (May 1978) 72;
McGrath (1934);
McGrath & and Frost (1937);
O'Donovan (1995)