Marco Gaiani is a full professor of Architectural
A licensed architect, Prof. Gaiani holds a Dott. cum laude in
Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna, 1985. Scholar at
Istituto di Architettura e Urbanistica of Università di Bologna
from 1986/87 to 1987/88; assistant researcher from 1989 in the same
Institute; he reached the position of researcher at University of
Ferrara School of Architecture from April,1 1993. In November 1999
he became Associate Professor at Polytechnic of Milan, School of
Industrial Design, and full professor from 2002. Vice Director from
2002 and Director from 2003 to 2004 of INDACO (Industrial Design,
Arts, Communication and Fashion) Department of Polytechnic of
Milan, he founded the Officina Infografica at the University of
Ferrara (OFF) in 1993 and the Virtual Prototyping & Reverse
Modeling at Polytechnic of Milan in 2002. He come back to the
University of Bologna in 2007 where he was Director of Department
of Architecture and Urban Planning from 2010 to 2012.
A specialist in 3D computer imaging, modeling and visualization
for Architectural Heritage and archaeology, and architectural and
archaeology DL, he has been working to virtually document,
illustrate, and preserve Italy's Heritage for the past 25
He was one the first developers/user of laser scanning
technology in the CH field and also developed
Photogrammetry-related technologies. He experimented these
technologies in detailed surveys, and creating accurate and high
resolution 3D models of monuments from the Colosseum to the
Caracalla Thermae in Rome, from a number of Roman sepulchers on the
via Appia to San Salvatore al Monte church in Florence, from
Palladio's buildings and villas, to the houses for rent of
beginning of the twentieth century in Milan, finally to the Pompeii
archaeological site and the Bologna's porticoes.
He produced some multimedia visual database widely diffuses, as
Andrea Palladio - Le Ville in collaboration with Centro
Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza
(CISAAP), with full historical citations and detailed 3D
reconstructions of Andrea Palladio's villas.
He designed and was responsible of the development of some AH
information systems and digital libraries of architecture and
archeology including the 3D based IS for the Pompeii archaeological
area (in collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) di Pisa)
and the PALLADIOlibrary information-communication system of Andrea
Palladio, his works and his territory, for CISAAP (2009-2012).
He was Scientific Co-ordinator of many Courses for post-degree
and post-doctoral students including the two courses
“Representation and modeling for CH” of SNS in Volterra (2009 and
More recently he addressed his attention also to the fields of
reverse modeling, virtual prototyping andrendering applied to the
industrial design and to research on teaching methods of digital
three-dimensional representation techniques.
Member of the scientific commitee and of the organizing
committee of many conferences and workshops like “Museum without
walls. New media for news museums”, at SIGGRAPH in 1995; “I
progetti non realizzati di Palladio” at Centro Internazionale di
Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, in 1994; he is member of
Advisory Board of “Center for Design Visualization of University of
California at Berkeley” from april 2001; of Electronic Cultural
Atlas Initiative (ECAI.).
He was involved in the organization of some International
Conferences as General Chair including VSMM 2002, E-Arcom 2007,
Simposio Palladiano in 2008 and he is member of scientific
committee of some international journals as “Disegnare idee
immagini” and “SCIRES-IT”.
He was member of evaluation expert group for the
ANVUR VQR 2004-2010.