The vision behind the Shard at London Bridge, Irvine Sellar has sadly passed away at the age of 82 after a period of short illness.
His son James, who has worked alongside his father for the past 20 years, will take over running of the Sellar Group, according to the statement released by the company.
Sellar will be remembered by his wife, three children and five grandchildren and his architectural legacy will continue through the buildings he helped create.
His most famous work, the Shard, dominates the London skyline and in its short life span has become a cultural icon of London and Great Britain overall. In memory of Irvine and as a celebration of his work, here are some fascinating facts about the Shard!