- Start date: November 18, 2021 8:00 am
- End date: January 1, 2022 9:40 pm
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Published: November 17, 2021 8:33 am
Son of Edwin England Sant Fournier and Ina Desain, Richard studied at St. Edward's College, and later graduated in Architecture at the University of Malta. He then continued his studies in Italy at the Polytechnic University of Milan and also worked as a student-architect in the studio of the Italian architect-designer in Gio Ponti in 1960-62.
He is also a sculptor, photographer, poet, artist and author of a number of books. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Malta, having acted as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture between 1987 and 1989. He is also an Hon. Fellow at the University of Bath in the UK, and an Academician and Vice-President of the International Academy of Architecture.
His philosophy centres on an expression referred to by Charles Knevitt as "a valid, contemporary regionalism", preferring a process of evolution as opposed to revolution, ?a new leaf as opposed to a new tree?, believing that architecture and art should be appropriate to both place and time and that it should evoke the spirit of the place.
He married Myriam Borg Manduca in 1962 and has one daughter and one son.