Architecture

Architecture

Architecture Event, 2017
Entrance of the BSR, 2023
Exhibition at the BSR ‘Brave New World. New Visions in Architecture. Mean Home’, 2019
Architecture Event, 2019

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
Exhibition | You were kept awake all through the night
The group exhibition You were kept awake all through the night with artists Dario Carratta, Ginevra Collini, Aaron Ford, Eloise Fornieles, Kerstin Kartscher, Tura Oliveira
From 17 May to 21 June 2024, opening 17 May at 6 pm
Monday - Friday, 3 to 7 pm
ITALY
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Final exhibition of Prints from the BSR Ashby collection
The British School at Rome is delighted to present the final exhibition of prints from the BSR Ashby collection of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. This exhibition
28 - 30 May 2024
11:00 - 18:00 (except 29 May, 11:00 - 17:00)
ITALY
BSR Summer Open Studios 2024
The British School at Rome is delighted to present Summer Open Studios 2024, an evening dedicated to studio visits of artists in residence at the
12 - 14 June 2024, opening on 12 June from 6 to 8.30 pm
12 June 6 - 8.30 pm, 13&14 June 4 - 7 pm

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