Romaldo Giurgola

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Birthday
2, 1920
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 16, 2016 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1920
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 16, 2016 (95)

About

Partner in the Philadelphia-based firm, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, that designed the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center. Received the AIA Gold Medal in 1982.

Before Fame

He served in the Italian military during World War II and then attended the Sapienza University of Rome. His Master's degree in architecture was obtained from Columbia University.

Trivia

He designed the Australian Parliament House and eventually moved to Australia after 30 years in New York.

Family Life

His first wife, Adelaide, died of Alzheimer's disease.

Associated With

He sought to carry on the innovative legacy of such legendary architects as Frank Lloyd Wright.