Romaldo Giurgola (1920-2016)


Giurgola, Romaldo

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 02 September 1920 - d. 16 May 2016
Occupation:    American architect and educator
Location:    Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Canberra, Australia

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1964-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1975
Recipient of the AIA Gold Medal 1982

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Address listed in 1970 American Architects Directory

Biographical Directories:
Entry under Mitchell/Giurgola in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in Richard Guy Wilson, The AIA Gold Medal (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984)

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, chapter transfer, notification of Fellowship. In this era, Fellowship nominations were routinely returned to the nominee, so his nomination is not in the AIA Archives.
      The AIA Awards files include his Gold Medal nomination (the accompanying photographs and copies of articles were not scanned); the press release about his receiving the Gold Medal; his Gold Medal acceptance speech; and publicity and arrangements for the acceptance (not scanned). The firm Mitchell/Giurgola received the Architectural Firm Award from the AIA in 1976, and there is additional material relating to that award.