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Faculty of Architecture





LM-10 Conservation And Preservation Of The Architectural And Environmental Heritage
LM-10 Conservazione dei Beni Architettonici ed Ambientali

Educational objectives - professional opportunities for graduates

The 2nd cycle degree course in “Conservation and preservation of the architectural and environmental heritage” aims at educating conservation architects, viz. highly qualified professionals in the field of study, analysis, design and management of works related to the restoration, recuperation, re-utilisation of the architectural and environmental heritage.

The course educates students towards interdisciplinary cooperation; they acquire specific competence and methodologies for in-depth knowledge of complex historical architectural organisms within their urban and regional context.

The educational programme provides for advanced studies, enriching students’ competences in the analysis and comprehension of historical architectural organisms and of their state of preservation. Students will increase their knowledge in the history of architecture and its methods of analysis, in restoration theory and in the analysis of cultural heritage, as well as their capabilities of surveying and representing ancient architectural constructions with the innovative topography and photogrammetry methodologies. Students will also acquire the principles of chemistry applied to cultural heritage. Construction technique and structural rehabilitation disciplines will enhance the capability of evaluating the state of preservation of traditionally built constructions and provide for the needed grounding to suggest the most adequate consolidation and structural assessment modalities.

Students learn how to analyse fissures and to recognise structural alterations, in order to classify phenomena and relate them to their causes and evolutive dynamics. Afterwards, students will learn restoration techniques.

Laboratory activities provide for a direct contact with the architectural heritage, through surveys and instrumental diagnostic research, operational planning of architectural restoration and the study of regulations in force with respect to the planning and direction of restoration works.
At the end of the degree course, students should be able to prove their capability of elaborating a working plan aiming at the conservation of architectural and environmental goods.

After the relevant national examination, graduates of this course may enrol in the National registrar of Architects, Planners, Landscape architects and Conservation architects, sector “Conservation”.
Conservation architects might take high responsibility positions in the public administration aiming at the defence, management and maintenance of architectural, urban and environmental heritage (Superintendence, National, regional, provincial and municipal technical offices); they might as well work as private practitioners in the study, analysis, design and management of works in the restoration, recuperation, re-utilisation, maintenance and upgrading of the historic building heritage.

1st Year
Construction theory 8
Architecture history and analysis methods 8
Analysis and preservation of territorial cultural heritage 8
Restoration theory and techniques – integrated course 10
Technical plants for architectural goods – studio 10
Chemistry of environment and cultural heritage 6
Elective courses 8
2nd Year
Structural rehabilitation 6
Stage 6
Exhibition areas architecture  8
 Architectural goods survey and restoration studio – integrated course 22
 Survey and representation of architectural goods 12
 Final examination 8