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

Doctoral programme in architecture, city and design



new technologies and information for the architecture, the city and the territory

(three years program)



ca’ Tron

Santa Croce 1957




041 257 1426/1845/1865/1886/1787


041 257 1302



site of PhD students



coordinator: Fabio Peron



faculty body

Universitą Iuav di Venezia

Fabio Peron, Valeria Tatano, Leonardo Filesi, Chiara Mazzoleni, Massimiliano Condotta, Massimiliano Scarpa

other universities

Salvatore Amaduzzi


Mario Monaldi, Giovanni Borga, Luigi Di Prinzio, Domenico Patassini, Stefano Picchio



Massimiliano Condotta, Stefano Picchio


phd students

Luisa Cattozzo, Margherita Ferrari, Filippo Iodice, Marco Nonveiller, Chiara Scanagatta, Elisa Zatta


>> track presented by Andrea Prati




As for the research field New technologies and Information for the Architecture, the City and the Territory, the research project is focused on the multiple aspects of technological innovation of design at different scales and applicational areas.


The training course offered to the PhD student aims to build the profile of a researcher expert in the fields of new materials and construction systems, information technologies and environmental monitoring systems, in which the knowledge is oriented to the management of architectural project at different scales, to sustainability design and energy efficiency of buildings and cities, and to the protection of the environment and of the territory.


The most significant references of the research activity are constituted not only by the consolidated European scenario of Smart Cities - Smart Communities, but also by the paradigms of inclusivity at architectural and urban scale, of innovative solutions for energy efficiency of artefacts and systems, and of circular economy.


The PhD student acquires vertical skills on the use of technological resources (such as BIM, GIS, energy simulation systems, environmental measurement systems, data acquisition, processing and sharing systems, sensor networks, etc.) while, on the other hand, he/she develops transversal disciplinary knowledge related to the design in various application themes such as architectural and urban sustainability, energy, environment, construction, materials and safety, which constitute the frame within high-tech solutions are adopted.


The acquisition of skills and knowledge takes place by taking part in research activities through which the PhD student develops analytical skills aimed at critically identifying the interdisciplinary correlations in the processes of transformation and maintenance of the natural and built environment. These skills and knowledge contribute to define a high-level professional profile suitable for inclusion both in academic contexts and within public and private realities, professional firms or public administration, industry and advanced tertiary sectors where innovation and research processes assume strategic importance.