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Male, US, born 1920-09-02, died 2016-05-16

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Mitchell / Giurgola Architects

Professional History


Partner, Mitchell / Giurgola, Architects, Philadelphia, PA, 1958-1988 and New York, NY, 1966-1991.

Partner, Mitchell / Giurgola and Thorp, Architects, Canberra, Australia, 1980- .


Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1954-1966.

Chair, Department of Architecture, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, NY, 1967-1971.

Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, NY, 1972-1991.

Advisory Council, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1975-1977; Resident in Architecture, American Academy in Rome, Rome Italy, Fall 1977.

Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1979.

Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991- .

Professional Activities

Registered Architect in the States of PA (1963), NY, CT, MO, VA, MA, DC, MN, MD and the Australian Capital Territory;

NCARB certified.

Certificate, Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter, 1964-2016.

Design Consultant, Philadelphia Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA, 1962-1966;

Juror, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Honor Awards Juror, 1968. Other members included Gordon B.Varey (1931-1994), Chair, artist Boyer Gonzales (1909-1987), Ibrahim M. Jammal, (1930-2007) and Stephen Hinley Richardson. (See "Ceremony Marks Year's Climax For Architects," Seattle Times, 12/01/1968, p. D5)

Member, New York Society of Architects, New York, NY.

Member, Architectural Review Board, Charles Center-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, 1975-1977;

Co-author, Louis I. Kahn, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1975).

Professional Awards

Recipient, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Arnold Brunner Award in Architecture, New York, NY, 1966. (The American Academy of Arts and Letters was created as a section of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1904 by an act of Congress.)

Republic of Italy, Italian Government, Commendatore of the Order of the 1972.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1975.

Member, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1977.

Member, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 1980.

Member, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, Italy, 1980.

Recipient, AIA, Gold Medal, 06/1982. He received ths Gold Medal at the AIA's National Convention in Honolulu, HI.

Associate Elect, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1982. (See "Associates Elect: Architects," National Academy of Design 162nd Annual Exhibition, March 24-April 29, 1987, [New York: National Academy of Design, 1987], n.p.)


B.Arch., University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, 1945-1949;

Graduated with Honors, University of Rome, Italy, 1949; M.Arch., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1949-1951.



Born in Rome, Italy, Giurgola emigrated to the United States in 1954, and was naturalized in 1961.

Known as Aldo.

Associated Locations

  • Rome, Italy (Architect's Birth)
    Rome, Italy

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