Román Fresnedo Siri

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Roman Fresnedo Siri
Born Roman Fresnedo Siri
February 4, 1903
 Uruguay, Salto
Died June 26, 1975
 Uruguay, Montevideo
Nationality Uruguayan
Occupation architect

Roman Fresnedo Siri (February 4, 1903 – June 26, 1975) was a Uruguayan architect.


Born in Salto, Uruguay, he graduated as an architect of the Faculty of Architecture, University of the Republic, at the Old City of Montevideo.

He died in 1976 in Montevideo.

Selected works[edit]

Siri won acclaim for designing major civic buildings throughout South America, including offices and hospitals. He also had a passion for the ocean, and even used his talents to design racing yachts.

PAHO Headquarters Project[edit]

An international competition to choose the most original design had been won in 1961 by Siri. Just over two years after work began, the completed secretariat was ready to house hundreds of staff members in approximately 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2) of space, furnished with marble, paintings, sculptures, and other gifts from PAHO member nations.[1] The council chamber alone could accommodate 400 delegates within its circular walls. The new PAHO headquarters was officially opened on September 27, 1965.[1]

Other works[edit]

In his prolific and significant architectural production worth mentioning:[2]


  1. ^ a b PAHO (15 September 2015). "Fifty years after its opening, PAHO’s iconic modernist headquarters building is honored". PAHO. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Román Fresnedo Siri, un arquitecto uruguayo - Yolanda Boronat y Marta Risso - 1984
  3. ^ Pan American Health Organization

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