The British School at Rome is delighted to announce the call for the Rome Scholarship in Architecture, which encourages applications from exceptional, early-career architects throughout the Commonwealth, and for the Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship for architectural historians and architects whose research is in the field of architectural or urban history, and who have studied in the United Kingdom or are UK nationals. We are extremely grateful to a group of generous donors and to the family and friends of the late Giles Worsley, who have made it possible to offer these awards in the coming year.
Coinciding with the launch of the awards is the re-establishment, after a gap of some 25 years, of the BSR’s Faculty of Architecture, a third faculty to sit alongside the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters and the Faculty of the Fine Arts.
Architecture has been one of the principal disciplines of the British School at Rome since its foundation in 1901. In restoring architecture to its former position, the BSR is committed to supporting the study of architecture as both a scholarly and a practical subject. In this respect, architecture is deemed to encompass all aspects of the design of the physical environment, including buildings, interiors and objects, landscape, urban design and planning, heritage conservation and sustainability.
Membership of the Faculty will normally be for a period of five years, and will be selected by open invitation. The initial members are Bob Allies (Chair), Tim Bell, Denise Bennetts, Marco Iuliano, Niall McLaughlin and MaryAnne Stevens.
Below is an article written by Bob Allies, Marco Iuliano and MaryAnne Stevens, in which they describe the centrality of architecture to the work of the British School at Rome and set out its ambitions for the future. Click on the image to read the article (© Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain).