Brayda, Riccardo

Name: Brayda, Riccardo
Gender: male
Birth: 1849 Genova
Death: 1911 Torino
Description: Riccardo Brayda was born in Genoa from one of the most prestigious Piemontese families, and during his life he was engineer, academic professor, politician and writer. After his studies in Liguria, he moved to Turin to attend the Royal School of Industrial Application, where he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1874. As research assistant of Prof. Angelo Reycend he taught Architecture until 1901; after that he decided to specifically focus on his commercial affairs and administrative career within the city of Turin. Here, he covered the role of town councilor, member of the General Committee of the Civic Museum and of the Committee for the Preservation of Historical monuments and art works. Since 1902, he became more involved into public administration: he was elected Assessor in Special Services and Public Work, member of the Committee of Urban Police and associate of the Piemontese Committee in favor of the injured people of Calabria and Sicily. In addition, he kept working as project manager and designer for many events and buildings within the city: for instance, the Hospice of Charity and the Palace for the International Exposition of 1884. Furthermore, thanks to his archeological and medieval interests, his archival researches and effort, he assumed a crucial role in the design of the Medieval Castle and Village in Valentino Park.
Places: Plus Torino
Plus Genova
Photographs: Brayda, Riccardo_ritratto | Brayda, Riccardo_portrait