Roger de Giorgio
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. He became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1956, eventually being elected as a fellow in 1958.
Among many other buildings, in Malta, Mortimer and de Giorgio Architects designed and built the Sea Malta Building in 1948 and the Seminary at Tal-Virtù, completed in 1954, Santa Maria Estate in Mellieha, Barclays Bank branch and offices in Tripoli, 11 churches including the Madonna Ta Fatima church in Gwardamangia, Ta' L-ibragg Parish Church, Burmarrad Parish Church. The Mortimer and de Giorgio fund was set up in the firm's honour.
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 Saint John's Cavalier.
In 1957, de Giorgio joined the Order of Malta as a Donat of Devotion. 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. de Giorgio was the President of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for 14 years between 1986 and 2000, during which time, among various projects undertaken he lead the construction of the Malta Association's Headquarters at Casa Lanfreducci in Valletta. De Giorgio also lead the organising committee for the celebrations held in Malta to mark the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the order.
De Giorgio died on the 5 February 2016. He is survived by his wife, Marica and his five children.
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