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Dr Camilla Pezzica

Dr Camilla Pezzica

Lecturer

Email
pezzicac@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5947
Campuses
1.35, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Camilla, Lecturer in digital methods in Architecture and Urbanism, is an urban analyst and environmental designer interested in interdisciplinary research with a focus on sustainable development and disaster risk reduction, housing and urbanisation, urban morphology and transformations, transitional urbanism and public space. She has expertise in multi-scale and multidimensional urban modelling and analysis, digital simulation and design methods, and in the study of human-space interaction in cities and buildings.

Responsibilities

  • Research Assistant in the AHRC funded project "Eco-Hammam: Engaging key stakeholders with bespoke low-carbon technologies for lighting, heating and water recycling to sustain a Moroccan heritage"
  • Research Assistant in the AHRC funded project "Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries"
  • PhD project "Temporary Housing and Transitional Urbanism: planning for sustainable post-disaster recovery under uncertainty" developed collaboratively between Cardiff University and the University of Pisa.
  • Undergraduate teaching and dissertation supervision

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Civil and environmental engineer in Italy
  • Member of ISIPM Project Management Association

Biography

Camilla joined the WSA as Lecturer in digital methods in Architecture and Urbanism in 2021. Previously, she worked for 4 years as a Research Assistant in two AHRC funded projects and on a doctoral research in the interdisciplinary area of urban development planning 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 (ATI project) and maintained a close relationship with the Academy.

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

Teaching

Currently teching in:

  • BSc Architectural Design 1
  • MArch 5, adavanced 3D modelling and photogrammetry laboratory

Past teaching included:

  • BSc Architectural Technology 1, 2 and 3
  • BSc Design Principles and Methods 1 and 2
  • BSc Architectural Design 1 (crits, portfolio review and field study trip) and 3
  • Co-lead of BSc Vertical Studio "Time matters: Temporality and transitions in housing"

International teaching experiences:

  • ENAM - Bsc Architectural Design 2 (including photogrammetry laboratory)
  • University of Pisa - BSc Town Planning 3, Site planning, design and development
  • University of Pisa - MSc dissertation supervision. Chiara Chioni "From temporariness to permanence. The case of Borgo di Arquata after the 2016 Central Italy Earthquake".

Research interests

  • Sustainable urban development planning and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Planning and design decision-making
  • Housing, urbanism and public space
  • Urban transformation and morphology
  • Digital methods in design and planning
  • Heritage conservation

External profiles