Sir Robert Hogg Matthew

(1906—1975) architect

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A Scot, he was Architect to the LCC (1946–53) and was responsible for the Royal Festival Hall, London (1948–51, with Martin, Moro, Edwin Williams (1896–1976), and others), as well as for the housing developments of that era. He established Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall, & Partners in 1953, designing the University of York (1963) and many other major projects throughout the United Kingdom, including the University buildings, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry (1970s). The Neo-Vernacular Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge, near London (1973–8), was a significant change of direction for the firm.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);van Vynckt (ed.) (1993)

Subjects: Architecture.

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