Smirke, Sir Robert

Sir Robert Smirke (1781 - 1876)

Sir Robert Smirke was born in 1781. He was an English architect. He studied architecture and was educated by the classical architect John Soane. Later he began his studies at the Royal Academy. He also studied and travelled in southern Europe for several years. Smirke designed public buildings in the classical style. In 1832 he was knighted and received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture in 1853.
He died in Cheltenham in 1867.

Important works

the Royal Mint, Tower Hill
British Museum, London
Royal College of Physicians building in Trafalgar Square
East wing of Somerset House
King's College London