University of Florence
Department of Architecture (DiDA)

Saverio Mecca, Architect and Full Professor of Building Production at the University of Florence, has been the Dean of the Department of Architecture DIDA of the University of Florence since January 2013; before that, he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture from November 2009. He works actively in academic research on construction management and local and indigenous architectural heritage and architectural design. In more recent years, he has been working actively on European projects on vernacular architectural knowledge systems and on training in graduate courses and post-graduate courses in the Mediterranean regions. Since 2007 he has been Director of the Research Center for Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the University of Florence, INN-LINK-S Research Center, oriented toward investigating local and traditional knowledge systems in the fields of architecture, agronomy and material cultures with an interdisciplinary scientific approach.

Publlications (selection)

M. Correia; L. Dipasquale; S. Mecca (2014). Versus. Heritage for tomorrow. Vernacular Knowledge for Sustainable Architecture. Firenze: Firenze University Press

M. Correia; L. Dipasquale; S. Mecca (2011). Terra Europae. Earthen Architecture in the European Union. Tervuren, Belgique Pisa, Italia -: CultureLab éditions, Tervuren, BE – ETS, Pisa, IT

S. Mecca; L. Dipasquale (a cura di) (2009). Earthen Domes and Habitats. Villages of Northern Syria. di Saverio Mecca, Pisa: Edizioni ETS, pp. 1-480, 9788846725356

S. Mecca; L.Dipasquale; L.Rovero; U.Tonietti; V.Volpi (a cura di) (2009). Chefchaouen. Architettura e cultura costruttiva. di Saverio Mecca, Letizia Dipasquale, Luisa Rovero, Ugo Tonietti, Vittoria Volpi, Pisa: ETS, pp. 1-216, 9788846726186.

S. Mecca (a cura di) (2006). MIC-Manuale dellIngegnere Civile, Sezione Gestione del processo edilizio e organizzazione del cantiere. MILANO: Zanichelli/ESAC

University courses, academic research and seminars’ focuses

Vernacular and Earthen Architecture, local/indigenous architectural knowledge analysis and modeling

Knowledge management techniques for supporting architectural heritage based design

Innovative methods and techniques of construction management

Organisational and technical tools applied in supporting design and construction processes

Tutorial systems for academic training on building techniques.