Roger de Giorgio

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Roger de Giorgio (Milan, Italy 29 December 1922 – Malta 5 February 2016)[1] was a Maltese architect and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Royal Historic Society[2].


In Milan, he attended Carlo Pisacane School[3]. He studied at the University of Malta and graduated as an architect and civil engineer in 1946[2].

De Giorgio was a senior partner of Mortimer and de Giorgio between 1948 and 1968, Mortimer, de Giorgio and Partners between 1968 and 1971, Malta Consult between 1972 and 1977 and Roger de Giorgio and Partners[2]. He became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1956, eventually being elected as a fellow in 1958[3].

Between 1969 and 1970, he was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of MCAST[4]. De Giorgio was also a member of the Council of the University of Malta between 1969 and 1971[4].

In Malta, Mortimer and de Giorgio Architects designed and built the Sea Malta Building in 1948[5] and the Seminary at Tal-Virtù, completed in 1954[6]. The Mortimer and de Giorgio fund was set up in the firm's honour[6].

Mortimer and de Giorgio had offices in Benghazi and Tripoli where they designed and built schools and hospitals[1].

Isabelle Barratt-Delia, the first recorded Maltese female architect, who graduated in November 1961, worked at Mortimer and de Giorgio Architects[7].

De Giorgio was responsible for the restoration of a number of architecturally significant buildings in Valletta such as parts of Saint John's Co-Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and St John's Cavalier[3].

In 1957, de Giorgio joined the Order of Malta as a Donat of Devotion[1]. He rose in rankings to become a Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace in Obedience with Sash which holds the equivalent ranking of a Bailiff[1].


  • De Giorgio, Roger. A City by an Order. Malta, 1985.


  1. ^ a b c d "Demise of confrére Roger de Giorgio". Cite error: The named reference ":0" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c "Leading architect Roger de Giorgio passes away, aged 93".
  3. ^ a b c "Leading architect Roger de Giorgio passes away".
  4. ^ a b "Local Roger de Giorgio passes away".
  5. ^ "Rear section of Sea Malta building in 'poor state'".
  6. ^ a b "Investing in priest formation".
  7. ^ "The Architect Issue No.32 Spring 2005" (PDF).