Giorgio Cavaglieri, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giorgio Cavaglieri

American architect

Date of Birth: 11-Aug-1911

Place of Birth: Venice, Venetian Province, Italy

Date of Death: 15-May-2007

Profession: architect, painter

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Giorgio Cavaglieri

  • Giorgio Cavaglieri (August 1, 1911 – May 15, 2007) was an Italian architect and a leading figure in the historic preservationist movement in New York City.
  • He is best known for his 1960s restoration of the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village.Cavaglieri was one of the first architects to specialize in the area of historic preservation.
  • He coined the term "adaptive reuse" to describe his design philosophy, which balanced an appreciation of historical styles with a bold modernity and an eye toward transformation.
  • He explained that these views were inspired by his native Italy, where ancient cities like Rome are characterized by an architectural mélange of old and new styles.

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