Leading architect Roger de Giorgio passes away

Sovereign Military Order of Malta Grand Croix, and one of Malta's leading architects, passes away at 93

Roger de Giorgio (1922-2016)
Roger de Giorgio (1922-2016)

One of Maltese architecture's leading exponents, Roger de Giorgio, has passed away aged 93.

De Giorgio was born in Milan, Italy, on 29 December 1922 and educated at the Carlo Pisacane School in Milan.

In 1946, he graduated 'cum laude' from the University of Malta with a degree in architecture and civil engineering. In 1956 he became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and was elected a fellow in 1958.

He carried out research in Malta, Rome, Paris, London, Spain and the USA.

He has been responsible for the restoration of a number of historically and architecturally important buildings in Valletta including St John's Cavalier, and sections of St John's Cathedral, St Dominic's Priority, St Francis Church and the Archbishop's Palace.

He combined a successufl career as a senior partner of Mortimer and de Giorgio, and later with Malta Consult (1972-1977).

He published 'A City by an Order' in 1985, on the construction of Valletta by the Knights of the Order of St John, and several articles on architecture.

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