Born in Rome in 1920, Romaldo (Aldo) Giurgola AO was an Italian academic architect, professor and author. After serving in the Italian armed forces during World War II, he studied at the Sapienza University of Rome. Mr Giurgola then completed the equivalent of a B.Arch. with honours in 1949 and then a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, United States.
When you visit Canberra, you may wish to check out the copy of the Magna Carta on display in Parliament House. The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta was celebrated in June 2015.