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Giorgio Cavaglieri, Italian Architect.


Cavaglieri, Giorgio was born on August 1, 1911 in Venice, Italy. Son of Gino and Margherita (Maroni) Cavaglieri. came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1943.


D. Architectural Engineering, Superior School Engineering, Milan, Italy, 1932; student special city planning, Superior School Architecture, Rome, 1934.


Apprenticeship New York office R. Candela, Baltimore offices J.O. Chertkof, also Benjamin Franklin, architect, 1934—1939. Proprietor own firm New York City, 1946—2007. Adjunct professor School Architecture Pratt Institute, 1956-1969.

Trustee National Institute Architectural Education, chairman trustees, 1957-1960. Academician National Academy of Design.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works in Milan, prior to World World War II. Principal works include in the United States, Fenton Hall reconstruction Fredonia (New York ) College, Astor Library. Restoration and conversion to New York Public Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Jefferson Market Courthouse restoration and conversion to New York Public Library.

      , Branch Library., Riverdale, New York, New York Public Library. Main building Periodical Department, Public School 32, Staten Island, Kip's Bay branch library.

      Associate architect Pension Building/National Museum Building Arts, Washington. Archaeology-in-charge Rosary Hall, United States Military Academy Museum. Eldridge St. Synagogue restoration, New York City.

      Chapel of the Good Shepherd reconstruction, Roosevelt Island, New York.


Served with C.E. Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president New York chapter 1970-1971, House Improvement award, 1961, Honor award, 1968, Distinguished Architecture award 1985, Presidential citation 1990, Medal of Honor New York chapter 1990). Member Municipal Art Society New York (president 1963-1965, 4th Annual Preservation award 1992), Architectural League New York (vice president 1961-1963), American Society Interior Designers (vice president 1984-1985, 87-88, medal 1985), Fine Arts Federation New York (president 1970-1972, 74-76, 2000-2001, Centennial Year honoree 1995), New York Council Arts and Government, New York City Victorian Society (Outstanding in Preservation award 1986).


Married Norma Sanford, January 31, 1942.

Gino Cavaglieri

Margherita (Maroni) Cavaglieri

Norma Sanford