Sir Robert Smirke (1 October 1780 – 18 April 1867) was an English architect, one of the leaders of Greek Revival architecture, though he also used other architectural styles. As architect to the Board of Works, he designed several major public buildings, including the main block and facade of the British Museum. He was a pioneer of the use of concrete foundations.
Tim is a fan of Smirke and his work, calling him "a master of subtle stability." His buildings have a higher percentage of hauntings and paranormal activity than other buildings. After his retirement in 1845, he became involved with various esoteric cults and sects and wanted to design churches. No diocese ever hired him to do so.
In The Magnus ArchivesEdit
Robert Smirke has been mentioned in the following episodes of The Magnus Archives:
Buildings Designed by Smirke Edit
The following buildings completely or partially designed by Smirke have been mentioned in The Magnus Archives:
- Millbank Prison in Millbank, Pimlico, London (on whose ruins the Archives are partially built)
- Reform Club in Pall Mall, London
- St. James' Church (now St. Paul's Church), Hackney, London