Drawing of Olympic Park Swimming Stadium
Hand drawing of Olympic Park Swimming Stadium by John Murphy, Phyllis Murphy's husband and practice partner. 1952Contributors
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"We got Bill Irwin and that was just the best thing we did. Not only that he was so creative and reliable and helpful with the design but it taught John and me a lesson, really that you should always work very well with your engineers that you can get such a lot from them and architects don't always do that. They're always more inclined to tell the engineer what he ought to do, but in this case, we gave Bill a free go to see if he could work out that shape of the building (the Olympic Park Swimming Stadium) and that structural system, which he did so well." Phyllis Murphy, 2018.