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

Doctoral programme in architecture, city and design



Technological, environmental and

building physics design

(three-year programme)



Ca’ Tron

Santa Croce 1957




tel. +39 041 257 1731 / 1865 / 1886 / 1787



coordinator: Fabio Peron



faculty body

UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia

Massimiliano Condotta, Sergio Copiello, Fabio Peron, Massimo Rossetti, Massimiliano Scarpa, Valeria Tatano



Giovanni Borga


phd students

Letizia Artioli, Lisa Battagliarin, Elisa Bernard, Martina Bortolotti, Nicol˛ Maria Bressan, Federica Crosato, Edda Donati, Luca Fontanella, Erika Guolo, Francesco Incelli, Leonardo Madama, Agata Tonelli, Ofelia Giannina Vera Piazzini





The research in technological, environmental and building physics design focuses on the multiple aspects of technological innovation in design at different scales and application areas.


The training offered to PhD students aims to build a researcher’s profile expert in new materials and construction systems, information technologies and environmental monitoring and analysis systems. In this field, knowledge is directed towards the management of architectural projects at different scales, sustainable design and energy efficiency of buildings and cities, and the protection of the natural and built environment.


The research activity is based on the cultural sphere of the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, with related specific remarks on themes such as inclusiveness on an architectural and urban scale, citizen science, innovative solutions for the energy efficiency of buildings and urban areas, and the circular economy in architecture.


During their training, the PhD students acquire skills in technological resources such as BIM solutions, GIS, energy simulation systems, environmental measurement systems, data acquisition, processing and sharing systems, sensor networks, etc. Moreover, they develop transversal disciplinary knowledge in design related to architectural and urban sustainability, energy, environment, construction, materials, safety, which constitute the frame of the meaning of high-tech solutions.

The acquisition of skills and knowledge is achieved by taking part in research activities through which PhD students develop analytical skills aimed at identifying critically interdisciplinary correlations in the processes of transformation and maintenance of the natural and built environment. These skills and knowledge contribute to defining a high-level professional profile suitable for employment both in academic and public and private contexts, in professional or public administration spheres, in industries and in the advanced tertiary sector in which innovation and research processes take on strategic importance.