Established on the 1st January 2013, the Department of Architecture at Roma Tre University (DARC) assembles, under one only administrative body, all faculties coming from the former Dipartimenti di Progettazione e Studio dell’Architettura e di Studi Urbani, and some from the former Dipartimenti di Strutture e di Matematica.
The Department of Architecture aims to stimulate innovation and perfect adaptation of the architectural disciplines in their whole spectrum and to support, through research and education, the commitment of students, professors and researchers in different spheres of study and experimentation. Its research activities focus mainly on experimenting a new and more productive relationship between architecture and other different fields, reflecting the multidisciplinary statue of architecture.
Among its main objectives, a significant interest regards the field of preservation and conservation of built and natural heritage, as though the promotion and revitalisation of the urban environment and landscapes.
The DARC has faced a complex reorganization of research structures, which led to the establishment of 4 permanent Research Groups (Laboratory of Advanced Building & Urban Resilience; architectural and landscape Heritage; Project and contexts; Applied Sciences) and 5 Laboratories (LFT & T Laboratory of Physics & Technology, Models and prototypes / Boatyard; Modeling and Simulation Lams / Formulas, interdepartmental with the Department of Mathematics and Physics; prism Testing and Research of Structures and Materials; Surveying and digital techniques).
Università degli studi Roma Tre will take care of project’s evaluation issues – with specific regard to the Architectural, territorial and planning impact evaluation of heritage re-use policies and practices – trough mapping of adaptive heritage re-use practices and their integration with territorial development practices and architectural regulations and a comparative study and critical evaluation of the policies and regulations.
Giovanni Caudo is associated professor and researcher in urban planning at Roma Tre University of Rome, Department of Architecture, where he teaches at the Urban Planning Laboratory, Bachelor Degree in Architecture and Urban Studies. Between 2003 and 2011 he coordinated (and taught at) the PhD in Regional Policies and Local Planning at the ex-department of Urban Studies offered by the same university.
His research fields concern the main challenges affecting the contemporary urban environment, city and regional planning, decision making, urban project and planning impact. His current studies focus on housing and broadly on the experience of inhabiting the city. In this respect, he gained specific skills, developing national and international research: Housing Italy, Italian Pavilion at 11th Venice Architecture Biennale 2008; An exploration of the housing question, Roman Economy Report 2005-2006; Inclusionary housing: a comparative international analysis, commissioned by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge (MA).
From July 2013 to October 2015, he was Councillor member for Urban Transformation of the Planning Department of Rome; in this period, among several work, he implemented the Urban Regeneration Strategy of the city and promoted grant applications for the European Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020.
Mauro Baioni PhD in Urban policies. Since 1997, urban planner, public consultant and member of city planning offices for several local administrations in Italy. From 2013 to 2015, team member of the councillor for urban regeneration of Rome, with specific responsibilities in setting up and coordination of urban regeneration programs and reuse of decommissioned public assets.
Lecturer and research partner at the IUAV University of Venice and, currently, at the RomaTre University of Rome (50 years of planning standards, Outlook of Rome city-region). His main research fields concern urban policies for public space enhancement and the evaluation of planning impacts.
Team member in international programs (Interreg BVM Bassins versants mediterranéens, Urbact TUTUR – Temporary use as a tool for urban regeneration, Interreg IV CLUE – Climate Neutral Urban Districts). Partner of Eutropian in Funding the cooperative city – New economic model for community-led urban development (2016).
Editor and author of many books and essays in urban planning, with specific regard to the public city. Since 2005, partner and director of the summer school of Eddyburg, one of the most well-known Italian associations of urban planning.
Nicola Vazzoler is an architect and currently a research fellow at RomaTre University of Rome. In 2015, he received a PhD in Urban Policies and Local Project with the thesis Urban intensity, a reasoned report starting from the case of Rome.
His professional and research activities focus on relationship between space and individual, at different scales, addressing in particular territorial transformations and their urban materials. Among his interests, the fields of public space and urban regeneration of the city has been gaining a sharpen attention.
He developed educational and research work at the Universities of Trieste, IUAV University of Venice, and RomaTre among which, the inter-university research Fifty years of planning standards and the national research project Post-metropolitan territories as emerging urban forms (PRIN 2010-2015). Additionally, he was research team member of several urban development plans, including Plan of the Archaeological Monumental Area of the Colosseum for RomaTre University.
He is co-founder of GU | Generazione Urbana (last work Monitoring of contemporary peripheral forms in Rome for the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) and he is deputy editor of UrbanisticaTre, an online scientific journal of urban studies (peer review journal).
Federica Fava is a junior researcher, currently at RomaTre University of Rome. In 2017 she published the book Estate romana. Tempi e pratiche della città effimera and was research team member of the “Future Architecture Platform” project, promoted by the Italian Museum of Arts MAXXI.
Between 2017 and 2018, she was research fellow at IUAV University of Venice, Department Design and Planning in Complex Environments. During this period, she focused on housing issue in Venice, addressing emerging phenomena related to tourism gentrification. She worked as tutor in the Pellestina Summer School promoted by IUAV and MIT Boston; in the same department she was teaching assistant at the Urban and Territorial Analysis Laboratory led by Laura Fregolent.
In 2015 she received a PhD from the Sapienza University of Rome where she worked as a teaching assistant and collaborated on several research projects. In 2014 she worked on the project “Effimero, or the postmodern Italian condition,” curated by Léa-Catherine Szacka for the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Her research field focus mainly on temporary architecture and planning, cultural urban tools and participation. Specifically, she has been gaining experience in urban innovation and regeneration practices applied on historical (and not) heritage and city.