Architecture

Architecture

 
 
 
 

Architecture has played a fundamental and critical role at the BSR since its foundation in 1901; studied both as a scholarly and practical subject, its scope is now understood to include all aspects of the design of the physical environment and its preservation. 

Rome is a place where the modern encounters the old, thus the ideal realm for practising architects and architectural historians alike. Residencies at the BSR offer access to Rome and Italy as an exceptional repertory of cultural heritage and provide award-holders with a route into the intellectual heart of the Eternal City. Unique to the experience is the closely-knit engagement with a variety of artistic disciplines within the BSR, as well as with researchers in, for example, archaeology, art history, classics, history and modern Italian culture.

A range of lectures by fellow award-holders, eminent visiting architects, artists and scholars, and exhibitions of work — including that of award-holders — create an unrivalled dynamic and snapshot of contemporary scholarship. In the recent past we have had a vibrant architecture events programme and we intend to develop this further in coming years through the contribution of the appointed award-holders.

Architecture Awards at the BSR

Currently, Architecture at the BSR is specifically supported by the Rome Scholarship in Architecture (recently known as the Scholars’ Prize in Architecture), the Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship, the Quebec Residency and the Nicholas Boas Travel Scholarship. You can view all architecture awards tenable at the BSR here. Other awards at the BSR support a broad range of scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Visual Arts, whose research interests may encompass or intersect with Architecture. Finally, the Paul Mellon Rome Fellowship, is another post-doctoral opportunity open to architecture scholars.

Those who hold awards draw from and contribute to the BSR’s uniquely lively and engaged intellectual environment, including the possibility to enhance their own practice and research skills. Equally important is the opportunity to immerse themselves in a city of historical and contemporary significance.


Latest Events

Latest Events

ITALY
BSR Autumn Open Studios 2022
Following the opening night, artists’ studios will be open by appointment only until Wednesday 14 December 15.00–19.00 (closed on Sunday). Contact Fine Arts Curator, Marta
Wednesday 7/12/2022
18:00
ITALY
Actors in the Academies of Early Modern Italy
This workshop considers the role of actors within the academies that proliferated across Italy from c.1500-1650. These spaces were distinctive for their social hybridity and
Tuesday 13/12/2022
14:00
ITALY
The changing face of the Eastern Caelian: Recent work by the ‘Rome Transformed’ Team
In 2019, colleagues from the British School at Rome, the University of Florence, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and Newcastle University launched the ERC-funded ‘Rome
Wednesday 14/12/2022
18:00