Dr Maurizio Sibilla

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  • Qualifications:PhD in Environmental Design, Master Degree in Ecology of Landscape, 5-year Master Degree in Architecture
  • Position:Associate Professor of Architecture and Building Performance
  • Telephone:+4411732 82995
  • Email:Maurizio.Sibilla@uwe.ac.uk

Area of expertise

Dr Maurizio Sibilla is Associate Professor of Architecture and Building Performance at UWE, where he develops his research activities in the context of the CABER group. His work experience over the past years has focused on the construction of a bridge between technology and the design culture, focusing his interest in the area of environmental technologies where he has carried out relevant academic and professional activities.

Dr Sibilla obtained  his BArch/MArch in Architecture in 2002 at the University of Roma Tre, Italy. In 2007, he was awarded the Master in Ecology of Landscape and Environmental Planning by the Dept of Biology Plant at La Sapienza University of Rome. In 2011, he was awarded his PhD in Environmental Design and Engineering at the University of Rome La Sapienza with a thesis on the co-evolution of settlements and energy infrastructure.

Between 2003 and 2017, Dr Sibilla worked as principal of his design firm  and lectured  at the School of Architecture La Sapienza University of Rome.

Before joining the UWE in 2023, Dr Sibilla was Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology (2022-2023), Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Construction (2019-2022) and Marie Curie Fellow (2017-2019) at the School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. 

During this period, Dr Sibilla has held various roles in academic, teaching, and national and international research management.

His research focuses on energy transition, exploring the urban and architectural design implications concerning new energy infrastructural paradigms (e.g. Positive Energy Districts, Positive Energy Blocks, and Positive Energy Buildings). In this regard, he developed theoretical and empirical studies whose outputs were published in relevant journals and presented at international conferences. He also led research on Transformative Pedagogy to put interdisciplinarity into practice as a key component to train the future architects to deal with the low-carbon transition with competencies and creativity.

Dr Sibilla has attracted, or contributed to, a research portfolio, collaborating with world-leading experts, academic institutions, and industrial groups across the UK, Italy and China. Dr Sibilla is a editorial board member of the IJDST (International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology).


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