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Why Architects Visit Rome in the 21st Century

The city of Rome continues to inspire architects and designers. Image © Mark Andrew Kelly

Last year, Gensler’s Mark Andrew Kelly spent several months in Rome as a Giles Worsley Rome Fellow in Architecture. The fellowship, which was awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Academy, is given to one architectural historian or an architect in practice per year. Recipients deliver an architectural exhibition in Rome and an architecture lecture in London. Kelly used the time to reflect on his chosen profession and gave a lecture at Germany's national academy Bibliotheca Hertizana on the topic, “Why architects visit Rome in the 21st century.”

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