The practice that employed Gloria Trevisan, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, has set up an award in memory of her and her fiancé Marco Gottardi, who also perished
The two architectural assistants had recently moved to the UK in search of work, and were living on the 23rd floor of the 24-storey tower.
Trevisan had been working for Peregrine Bryant Architecture Building and Conservation, in south-west London, for just over a week, while Gottardi worked as an architectural assistant at east London-based Creative Ideas & Architecture Office.
Her practice is now launching an annual scholarship of £7,500 – called the Gloria e Marco Award – to honour the Italian couple. It will help support a graduate from their university, IUAV in Venice, to come to the UK and learn more about conservation architecture. To do this, it needs to raise £250,000 and is welcoming all donations, large or small.
If the money is raised, the first successful applicant will visit the UK for two to three months between August and November 2018. The award would offer this graduate work experience in architecture and structural engineering conservation practices, as well as time with heritage bodies including Historic England and the Landmark Trust.
The practice is also hoping to establish an additional scholarship, which would help support young UK conservation graduates to visit and study in Italy.
The fund will be administered by the SPAB – Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings – and donations are invited to:
The SPAB, GeM Award
Bank account name: The SPAB
Sort Code: 20-69-15
Account Number: 40216100
Reference: GeM Award 3503
For BACS payments, the above reference is critically important
Cheques should be made out to The SPAB, with the Ref. GeM Award 3503 written on the back, and posted to:
37 Spital Square
London, E1 6DY