Researcher

Dr Luciano Cardellicchio

My Expertise

I am an expert in building defects and conservation issues of contemporary architecture. I am interested in the role of architects in promoting construction innovation, and I work to understand how to capture and share the knowledge created in any technical development and construction process of buildings. Also, I am an expert in construction history, and I am now researching the untold Australian contribution in the making of the Sydney Opera House.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Architecture management, Architectural heritage and conservation, Building construction management and project planning, History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture)

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Biography

I am a researcher, building engineer and architectural designer. I completed my Practice-based PhD in Architecture and Construction at the University of Rome Tor Vergata at the age of 26. 

At UNSW, I am a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Construction. I work extensively to bridge the gap between architectural design, structural and construction engineering both in teaching and research by pursuing cross-disciplinary teaching methods and...view more

I am a researcher, building engineer and architectural designer. I completed my Practice-based PhD in Architecture and Construction at the University of Rome Tor Vergata at the age of 26. 

At UNSW, I am a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Construction. I work extensively to bridge the gap between architectural design, structural and construction engineering both in teaching and research by pursuing cross-disciplinary teaching methods and pioneering research projects. My activities include teaching technology courses at Bachelor and Master level and research on building failures, construction history and circular economy applied to the built environment. I am also a reviewer for academic journals such as 'Buildings' and 'Building Research and Information' and also a member of the Construction History Society (UK).

Before my appointment at UNSW, I was a Senior Lecturer in Technology and Environment at Kent School of Architecture and Planning in the UK. There, I took care of the Technology stream of the BA program. In 2018, I was awarded the Leverhulme Research Fellowship for the project ‘Our Future Heritage’. This research focused on investigating the causes of premature decay of two contemporary structures in Rome designed respectively by award-winning architects Richard Meier and Zaha Hadid. 

While researching for my PhD, I lectured on and tutored in architectural design at the School of Engineering of 'Tor Vergata' University of Rome and coordinated many international summer school programs. I am an international assessor for the Research Evaluation System of the Russian Confederation (EURASIA) and the National Agency for Research Evaluation of the Italian Minister of Education and Research (ANVUR). In addition to my academic career, I practiced extensively as an architectural designer and construction manager. I was Project Manager at Da Gai Architects and Senior Designer at Studio ArsenicoEVM in Rome, and Designer at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Core Architects, both in Toronto, Canada. My accomplishments also include winning architectural competitions as Design Team Leader.


My Grants

  • UNSW Arts Design Architecture (ADA) Faculty Research Grant, ARC Near Miss Scheme; Amount $7,000.00 
  • UNSW School of Built Environment (BE) Research Grant, New Staff; Amount $10,000.00
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship - 2018. Our Future Heritage: conservation issues of contemporary architecture in Rome; Funder: Leverhulme Trust; Capacity: PI; Amount: £55,000.00; Duration: 1 Year.
  • European Regional Development Fund - 2018; Dismountable pilot houses for elderly people; Funder: Veneto Region; in collaboration with IUAV Institute (Venice); Capacity: Co-Investigator; Amount: €44,000.00; Duration 1 Year.
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship - 2008. Recording and implementing the design and building process of the new Hertziana Library in Rome; Funder: Max-Planck Institute for Art History and Tor Vergata University of Rome; Amount: €42,000.00; Duration 3 Years.

My Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Fire Engineering, Home Office, Italy

My Awards

  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship (UK) - 2018
  • UNSW Built Environment Learning and Teaching Award 2020, Covid-19 Course Design

 

 


My Research Activities

Luciano's research areas and interests are:

  • Ageing patterns and conservation issues of bespoke building systems in contemporary architecture;
  • Technical development and building process of non-standard buildings;
  • Circular Economy principles applied to office and educational buildings;
  • Construction History with a focus on the modern development of the construction industry in Italy and Australia.

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Building defects
  • Construction history
  • Circular economy in the built environment
  • Building techniques
  • Building decision-making process

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My Engagement


My Teaching

  • Convenor, lecturer and tutor of Integrated Building Design Case Studies (BEIL6009)
  • Convenor, lecturer and tutor of Architectural Fabrication (ARCH1331, BArch)
  • Convenor, lecturer and tutor of Structure and Construction 2 (ARCH1261, BArch)
  • Tutor of Integrated Design Studio (ARCH7161, MArch)
  • Tutor of Graduation Studio (ARCH7202, MArch)

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Location

School of Built Environment, Red Center West Wing, Room 2007
UNSW Kensington NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA

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Contact

+61-2-9385 6274