Preservation of Architectural Heritage


 Maria Cristina Giambruno


Oana Tiganea
E-mail: oanacristina.tiganea(at)

Departmental secretariat

Marina Bonaventura, Marilena Mastalli
Tel: +39 02 2399 5165 / 5405
Fax: +39 02 2399 5435 
E-mail: marina.bonaventura(at)


The PhD Programme in Preservation of Architectural Heritage aims at exploring interventions on the built environment and more generally on buildings of the past, including the recent past, and their management call for fine-tuned knowledge and organization skills in all the related areas, from planning to maintenance. In Italy, even today, these activities are frequently dealt with – by public authorities and private individuals alike – in inappropriate or inadequate ways, considering the present state of know-how, historic and archaeological discoveries, sophisticated surveying and diagnostic techniques, and recent studies on the materials and structures of old buildings. The PhD course sets out to train operators who will make a significant impact on the project as well on the practices of preservation, maintaining and managing our built heritage. Special and separate attention is paid, on one hand, to older and historic buildings and structures, on the other to “modern and contemporary” architecture.