Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli
is an architect and ITAD workshop tutor and coordinator, founder of NOS Design – a Rome based practice that is committed in creating sustainable buildings as pleasing environments. She has previously worked at Foster + Partners’ London Head Office, Arboreal Architecture and has a thorough experience in working for international projects, having worked in China, Singapore, Morocco, Nigeria, UK and Italy. In June 2010, she graduated from the AA School of Architecture where her projects have been nominated for prestigious international awards, such as the Sustainable & Infrastructural AA Foster + Partner’s Prize and the Royal Institute of British Architect’s President Bronze Medal. Arch. Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli is the academic director and co-ordinator and will be reference tutor throughout the duration of the course.

15Vasiliki Valina Geropanta
Phd at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, with an Ma from Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, UK. Currently she is coordinating and teaching at Master’s Degree in Interior Design at GMU. Her experience includes projects in Greece and overseas, with eight years practice of designing residential,mixed-use developments, retail and industrial buildings with a background in Architecture, Planning, Engineering, and Construction site supervisor. Her projects have been shown in international exhibitions such as the 3rd Biennale of Architecture in Thessaloníki, Greece. She will be directing the lectures and will be the academic reference through the workshop




ITAD - TEAM - Francesco GrimandiFrancesco Grimandi
Architect, graphic and web designer. After a Bachelor’s degree in Interior design, he took a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Rome “Sapienza”. Throughout his studies he has always cultivated his interest for graphics and web design and has drawn websites for public institutions and several private customers. He lives between Rome and Vienna where he works as freelance architect and designer. Francesco will be the key reference for all the organization throughout the workshop and will support the students as a tutor.




9Massimo Catalani
has spent his childhood among books, crayons and paintbrushes in his mother’s stationery and bookshop. He graduated in1988 and the following year registered on the roll of Architects in Rome. In his thesis he had already begun experimenting with impastos that were a mixture of painting, modelling and architectural masonry. Today, Catalani has obtained international recognition, having exhibited his work in galleries and museums throughout the world. Massimo Catalani will be the professor dedicated to the freehand drawing sessions and students will be able to visit his art studio. Watch HERE a documentary on Rai TV about him.

18Federico de Matteis
Architect, since 2006 tenured researcher in Architectural and Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Department of Architecture and Design, where he teaches Design studios at undergraduate and graduate level. Degree summa cum laude (2000), Faculty of Architecture, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Master of Science with honours (2003), School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. PhD in Energetic and Environmental Technologies for Development (2004), CIRPS, “Sapienza” University of Rome. He has been invited speaker in international conferences.

20Alessandro Locchi
Archeologist, researcher in History of Religions and publisher. Degree in Classical Literature from the University “Sapienza” of Roma (1999), with a thesis centered around polychromies in the Greek culture. PhD in History Religious Studies (2005) on the taurine form of the Greek god Dionysos, Sapienza University of Rome. From 1997, he works in the realm of guided visits and cultural divulgation.

20Simona Salvo
Assistant Professor, PhD in Architectural Conservation (2000), M.S. in Architectural Preservation (1997), B.S. in Architecture (1993), international education. Teaching experience in Design, History and Theory of Architectural Conservation and professional experience in the conservation of historical buildings. She has been member of various research expeditions on key restoration cases upon Italian major historical sites. Has a long lasting experience within International Universities, being responsible for scientific cooperation programs with China, Brazil and Spain. Has participated to international conferences and seminars on architectural conservation.

20Prof. Arch. Nilda Valentin
Architect and professor in Architecture and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University of Rome where she earned a PhD in Architecture. She attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States obtaining the Masters of Architecture and of City and Regional Planning. She is a registered architect in both the U.S. and Italy. She combines her work as author of essays and books on contemporary architecture with an intense involvement in National and International competitions obtaining prizes and mentions such as in Europan 1.




4Livio Sacchi
is an architect and professor of architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture of Pescara. Silver Plaque UID Italian Union for Design; President of the Lazio Inarch Section National Institute of Architecture; director of the Architects of Rome, and ‘responsible for architecture, urban planning and design at the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia founded by G. Treccani. Editor of the magazine”Op Cit.”, Deputy Editor of the”Project”, and was one of the coordinators of the XVII Triennale di Milano. Prof. Arch. Livio Sacchi will present the course in the opening ceremony, co-ordinate the invited guest lecture program and distribute the official certificate during the closing ceremony.

14Gianluca Evels
is graduated in Architectural and Urban Design at ‘La Sapienza’ University, in Rome where he works as architect .From 2003 to 2008 he is member in design educational activities in different courses of the Faculty of Architecture, University ‘La Sapienza‘ of Rome. In 2003 he founded together with Stefania Papitto the office ‘b4architects’. The team was awarded with a Silver Interarch Medal and Honorary Diploma in XII World Triennial of Architecture-Interarch’09 in Bulgaria, and in the ‘27/37 international exhibition of young Italian architects’ in the Italian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo in the section ‘Better City – Better Life’. In 2011 the office was awarded among Europe’s emerging young architects and designers in the winning list ‘Europe 40 under 40’. The team won also different international competition, among others: europan 8 Kirkenes-Norway, ‘proto:type’ for a new skyscraper typology in Vancouver-Canada BC, europan 9 Kotka-Finland, 20+10+X World Architecture Community Awards (winner 2nd and 7th Cycle). Currently he is working in different urban and architectural projects.

7Chiara Tonelli
graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 1995, PhD and assistant professor in Architectural Technology at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Roma TRE, since 2000 he has been teaching courses of Architectural Technology.She is team leader of the first group admitted to the Italian international competition Solar Decathlon Europe, with a prototype of a house called ‘MED in Italy’, powered by renewable energy, built in Madrid in 2012 and won the third place. Her team has also been selected for the next edition to be held in Versailles in 2014.
Watch the video of her participation to Solar Decathlon HERE.


11Alessandro Castagnaro

Director and Founder of the architectural firm “AC”. Professor of “History of Contemporary Architecture” in the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome “La Sapienza” and of “History of Architecture of the twentieth century in Naples” at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”. President of “N.I.A.I Campania”, Association of Engineers and Architects of Campania, federated with the “A.N.I.A.I. National”. Director of the magazine ANIAI Review, a quarterly publication of the Association of Engineers and Architects of Campania.

12Ferruccio Izzo
is Associate Professor of architectural composition at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Naples “Federico II”. He has taught Architectural Design and Urban as a visiting professor at North London University from 1992 to 1996 and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Cambridge for the academic year 1995-96. He has given seminars and conferences at the Bath University School of Architecture, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moscow and the Akademie der Künste in Stuttgart Bildenden. He has worked in the studios of David Chipperfield, Richard Meier, Eduardo Catalano and William Blurock. In 1995 he founded with his father, Prof. Alberto Izzo the architectural practice: Alberto Izzo & Partners.

3Mario Rosario Losasso
is the Director of the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”. He is also professor of Industrial Technology; Principal member of the Research Committee of the Pole of Sciences and Technologies; Coordinator of the PhD in Architectural Technology; Member of the Board of Directors of the SITdA – Italian Society of Architectural Technology; Member of the Scientific Committee and of the Committee of the journal form of Editors of the magazine Techne. He is responsible of the patronage between ITAD and University of Naples Federico II.

1Roberta Amirante
is PHD in Architectural and Urban Design and full professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Naples “Federico II”. She is the responsible for the “Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura” (5- year course, European title of architect) and member of PHD course in Urban Design at the same Faculty. Member of the editorial staff of the art and architectural review “Op.Cit.” since 1981. Member of the Scientific Committee for the organization of the International Design Seminars “Naples, architecture and city”, from 1989 to 1998.


ITAD Tutors


Dorotea OttavianiDorotea Ottaviani
Dorotea Ottaviani is an architect and researcher. She worked as Experienced Researcher within the ADAPT-r ITN Program ( European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 ) at the Glasgow School of Art, UK. In her post-doctoral fellowship, she investigates the implicit and tacit aspects that nourish and sustain the knowledge in the creative practice along with the explication of the creative practitioners’ methods. She is an architect trained in Architectural Design in Italy and in the Netherlands and she was granted a PhD at the Department of Architecture and Design, “Sapienza” University of Rome with a research on the transformation of the image and the imagery of post-WWII social housing districts. She has been working as an architect since 2010 in different architectural firms in Italy, Germany and Portugal.

Laura ColazzaLaura Colazza
is an architect and PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome ”La Sapienza”. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in “Interior design” and master’s degree in “Architecture”. Since 2010 she has been tutor at courses of “Architectural composition” and “Scenography” at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. She has worked as freelance and in collaboration with different studios gaining work experience mainly on rehabilitation and interior design projects for residential and retail buildings.

Gildo IncittiGildo Incitti
is an architect, draftsman and sketcher. He’s graduated in “Scienze dell’Architettura” and “Progettazione architettonica” at University of ROMATRE. He used to draw since his childhood and cultivates his passion ranging from figurative drawing to architectural sketches and boat design, participating in several extempora, contests and exhibitions. He actually works with Nabito Architects based between Barcelona and Dubai, for whom he looks after the exhibition “Traces of centuries & Future steps” with Arata Isozaki at Biennale di Venezia 2012, and “Cut’n Paste: from architectural assemblage to collage city” exposed at MOMA in New York.

Leopoldo Russo CeccottiLeopoldo Russo Ceccotti
is a PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome “Sapienza”. He has earned a post master degree in Complex architectural design management at University of Rome “Sapienza” and at Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine in 2012. He has worked in Bologna (2010/2011) at Mario Cucinella Architects office on international projects in Ghana and in Gaza, and in Italy he has been part of the teamwork for the urban planning of Napoli and Cesenatico. His research focuses on reuse of existing buildings and on urban regeneration: he has published essays and has taken part in several International design competitions. He collaborates on didactics in the Architectural Design Studio hold by Professor Nilda Valentin at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome “Sapienza”.