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 Camilla Pezzica

Camilla Pezzica

Research Assistant

+44 (0)29 2087 5947
T0.7, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB



  • Research Assistant in AHRC funded project "Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries"
  • Development of a collaborative doctoral research project between Cardiff University and the University of Pisa: "Complexity, Knowledge and the Transitional City: a systems view of design decision-making for post-disaster housing relief"
  • Supporting teaching in various disciplinary areas

External activities

  • Member of ISIPM Project Management Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Camilla joined the WSA as a Research Assistant in May 2017, where she works in the interdisciplinary area of digital technologies and design decision-making. She holds a MSc Degree in Architecture and Construction Engineering from the University of Pisa and is a EU licensed Civil and Environmental Engineer. She benefitted from an international influence in her education, experiencing the environment of Alvar Aalto University, ETH, ILEK and the Architectural Association. To develop part of her initial research, prior to Cardiff she worked as a research intern at the ISTAR-Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center of the University Institute of Lisbon. After graduation she worked in an international Architecture firm and maintained a close relationship with the Academy. 



  • Chioni, al. 2021. Multi-scale configurational approach to the design of public open spaces after urban disasters. Presented at: 5th International Symposium Formal Methods in Architecture (5FMA), Lisbon, Portugal, 13-16 October 2020 Presented at Eloy, S. et al. eds.Formal Methods in Architecture: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture (5FMA), Lisbon 2020. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Springer International Publishing






Fellow of the Higher Education Acadamey (FHEA)

Teaching responsibilities:

Current teaching resposabilities include:

  • MArch adavanced 3D modelling and photogrammetry laboratory - Leader
  • BSc Design Principles and Methods 2a
  • BSc Architectural Technology 2b

Past resposabilities include:

  • BSc Architectural Technology 3 - Tutor 
  • BSC Architectural Design 1 - Portfolio review 
  • BSc Design Studio Teaching year 1 and 2: Vertical Studio "Time matters" - Co-leader
  • BSc Town Planning 3 (University of Pisa) - Guest lecturer 

Supervises MSc students

  • 2019: "From temporariness to permanence. The case of Borgo di Arquata after the 2016 Central Italy Earthquake", Chiara Chioni, University of Pisa - graduated with honours

Research interests

  • Research interests include:
  • Design Decision-Making and Design Workflow;
  • Computational Design and Parametric Modeling;
  • Public Open Spaces Design and Spatial Analysis through Space Syntax;
  • Complex Geometries and Architectural Engineering;
  • Computer Vision and Heritage Conservation.

External profiles