Rome Temple Complex

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints   Rome, ITL

project size

155,022 sf

project contact

Niels Valentiner, AIA




The Rome Temple project was designed for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and represents a significant addition to the architectural history of Rome and an expression of the ecuenical nature of the city.

The Temple was inspired from the contemporary Italian design, yet based on classical Baroque Italian 16th Century architecture. The design from Italian architects Bernini and Borromini are expressed in the curved design and inspired from “San Carlos Alle Quattro Fontane” in Rome. The Temple Complex four major buildings, the Temple, Patron Housing, Visitor Center and Chapel are designed around a traditional Italian Piazza with beautiful paved planted box areas, travertine paved surfaces and small piazettas with olive trees and the center landscaped areas for quiet contemplation be Temple Patrons and Visitors.