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Luca Guardigli

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture

Academic discipline: ICAR/10 Architectural Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Associate professor at the University of Bologna since 2015, he carries out his research in the field of technological architectural design. The research interests are aimed in particular at integrated design, the eco-sustainable project and the study of historical construction techniques.


Graduated in Civil Engineering section. Edile in March 1991 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna, he obtained the Master in Design Studies at the Graduate School of Design of the Harvard University in 1994 and the PhD in Building and Territorial Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1997.

Academic career

After being postdoctoral research fellow, in 1998 he became Researcher in the disciplinary sector ICAR 10 / Technical Architecture at the University of Parma, with affiliation at the Department of Civil Engineering. In 2004 he moved to the University of Bologna. Since 2015 he has been an associate professor at the University of Bologna. Since 2021 he has been qualified as a first level professor (Full Professor) in the macro-sector 08 / C1.

Teaching activity

Since 1998 he has been teaching continuously, especially in the ICAR 10 / Technical Architecture (or Technology of Architecture / Architectural Engineering) disciplinary sector.

He currently teaches Elements of Architectural Engineering and Building Design in the three-year degree course in Building Engineering, at the Ravenna campus, of Architectural Engineering II in the single-cycle course in Building Engineering-Architecture and of Sustainable Design in the master's degree course in English in Building Engineering-Architecture. He is also a lecturer at the University Master in Wood Construction and at the PhD in Architecture and Project Cultures.

Research activity

 Participation in national and international research programs and coordination of research on the following topics:

1. Sustainable building design - The specific research topics concern the analysis of the performance requirements of buildings linked to thermal comfort, visual comfort and energy quality, LCA analysis, the use of materials, products and components with low environmental impact.

2. Qualification and control of the building project - The specific research topics concern the analysis and control of quality in the construction process in the design phase, the integrated performance analysis of buildings, the technological design of buildings as a system, computer aided design (BIM and interoperability in the use of IT tools).

3. Study of historical construction techniques and intervention on buildings - The specific research topics concern large-span roofing structures, the development of construction techniques in Italian twentieth century architecture, the updating of historical / traditional construction techniques, performance improvement or adaptation techniques, the application of non destructive techniques for structural diagnostics to support the technological project.

Institutional activities and academic positions

 President of the Commission for Architectural Quality and Landscape of the municipality of Cesenatico. President of the State Exam Commission for Engineers (2015-16). President of Ministerial Commissions for ITS exams (from 2012 to present)

Awards and honors Other activities

 Awards and nominations in architectural design competitions