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The British School at Rome (BSR) is a highly respected research academy focused upon the art, history and culture of the western Mediterranean region, and upon contemporary arts and architecture. The building was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens originally as the British Pavilion for an international exhibition of culture and the arts in Rome in 1911 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the state of Italy.
Hugh Petter designed the extensions to the British School at Rome which were completed in 2002 and included a lecture theatre, art gallery, library and reading room, and a new entrance from the piazza. This was part of a larger masterplan by Hugh Petter for the phased renovation and extension of the original British School at Rome building.