Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Doctoral programme in architecture, city and design



“Villard d’Honnecourt” international doctorate

in architecture



Palazzo Badoer

San Polo 2468




+39 041 257 1426/1845/1865/1886/1787




Giuseppe Ciorra, Università di Camerino


partner institutions

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (Francia)

Technische Universiteit Delft (Olanda)

Universidad de Sevilla (Spagna)


faculty body

Aldo Aymonino (Iuav), Pippo Ciorra (Università di Camerino), Fernanda De Maio (Iuav), Alberto Ferlenga (Iuav), Sara Marini (Iuav), Enrico Fontanari (Iuav), Carmen Andriani (Università di Chieti) Giovanni Corbellini (Università di Trieste), Marco D’Annuntiis (Università di Camerino),Mosè Ricci (Univeristà di Genova), Tom Avermaete (Technische Universiteit Delft), Robertino Cavallo (Technische Universiteit Delft), Virginie Picon-Lefebvre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville), Antonio Tejedor (Universidad de Sevilla), Carlos Garcia Vázquez (Universidad de Sevilla)


phd students

Federica Basile, Luca Di Lorenzo, Piero Medici, Stavros Kousoulas





The Villard de Honnecourt doctoral curriculum (co-operated by Iuav in agreement with Technische Universiteit Delft, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville and Universidad de Sevilla) aims at working in continuity with the approach developed in the three previous cycles of the international doctoral program Villard de Honnecourt. The partner universities and the inter-university faculty will collaborate in the development of a research approach focused on the spatial and urban aspects of the European architectural culture. More specifically the research will focus on the effects that the recent changes in the process of both landscape and urban transformations have on the evolution of a historically rooted architectural culture. Tourism, upgrading of the infrastructural system, regeneration and recycling of large urban areas, new approaches to housing and community facilities have an obvious impact on the development or architectural theories which will be investigated and contextualized in the European scenario by our students. High attention will be dedicated to the possible friction between the local and the global, intended as and highly potential generator of architectural ideas and strategies. From this point of view the VdH program stands as a super-national observatory aiming to define a very sensible field of research, where different approaches and different culture can meet, dialogue and develop innovative tools to preserve and project in the future the importance of urban culture. VdH’s aim is to produce both professionals and researchers with a high degree of consciousness of the historical/geographical/antropological difficulty in defining the role and tools of architecture and urban cultures today.