University of Florence
Department of Architecture (DiDA)

Saverio Mecca, Architect and Full Professor of Building Production at University of Florence, is the Dean of Department of Architecture DIDA of University of Florence since January 2013 and before Dean of the Faculty of Architecture since November 2009.
He is working 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 in European projects on vernacular architectural knowledge systems and in training in graduate courses and post-graduate courses in the mediterranean regions. Since 2007 he is Director of the Research Center on Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at University of Florence, INN-LINK-S Research Center, oriented to investigate local and traditional knowledge systems in the field 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.