2009 Henry Hope Reed Award laureate
Fabio Grementieri studied architecture and historic preservation at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a partner at the architectural practice Baez-Carena-Grementieri and Director of the Preservation Program at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In addition to the preservation efforts noted above, Grementieri has done preservation work at La Prensa Palace, Alvear Palace Hotel, Palace Carlos Gardel and many other private and public Argentine landmarks. Grementieri also organized International Conference “Architectural Culture around 1900 – critical reappraisal and heritage preservation” held in Buenos Aires in 1999 that inspired the creation of the World Heritage Center Program on Modern Heritage (2001-2005). He also oversaw “Buenos Aires Architectural Heritage Day” from 1997 to 2000 for the Secretary of Culture for the City of Buenos Aires.
Grementieri has held several prominent advisory roles, including: Advisor to the Commission of Architectural Heritage for the Buenos Aires City Council; Advisor on Cultural Heritage Affairs to the National Secretary of Culture of Argentina, Advisor on Historic Preservation to “Fundación Ciudad” and Advisor on Architecture and Heritage to the “Direction of Cultural Affairs” Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. Grementieri has participated in numerous academic conferences and has been a guest lecturer at a variety of universities speaking on historic preservation and heritage. He has also served as a faculty member of the Architecture, Design and Urbanism Department at the University Buenos Aires and was a researcher at the University’s Center for Heritage Conservation. Among other titles, Grementieri has authored: Buenos Aires – Architectural Heritage (2002) and Buenos Aires Art Deco and Modernism (2008).