Carrère, John Merven

Carrère, John Merven

(kərâr`), 1858–1911, American architect, b. Rio de Janeiro. After graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he worked under McKim, Mead, and White in New York City, and from 1886 until his death practiced in partnership with Thomas Hastings. The best-known works of Carrère and Hastings are the New York Public Library (commission awarded in competition; completed 1911), the office buildings of the Senate and the House, and the Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C.

Carrere, John Merven

(1858–1911)
American architect with Thomas Hastings (1860–1929); specialized in Beaux-Arts designs, such as the Ponce de Leon Hotel, St. Augustine, FL, built in 1888; the New York Public Library, built in 1911; Manhattan Bridge and Approaches, built in 1911; Henry Clay Frick House, built in 1914; and the Standard Oil Building, built in 1926, all in New York City.