Saverio Mecca

Saverio Mecca is Full Professor of Building Production at University of Florence and since November 2009 to 31 December 2012 has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and nw, since 1 january 2013, is Dean of new Department of Architecture.

Former Research Fellow at the National Council of Research for research on economics and management of building processes, he was Tenured Professor in Building Technology at University of Calabria and University of Pisa from 1992 to 2002, and then Full Professor in Building Production at the University of Florence.

He has also practical experience as an Architect in design and site supervision of conservation projects. He specialises in building techniques and process management and vernacular architecture and earthen architecture in Mediterranean region. Professor Saverio Mecca has published widely and participated in international congresses mostly on quality and risk in construction and construction processes planning and on vernacular architecture in mediterranean region.

Since 2007 he is Director of the Research Center on Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at University of Florence, INN-LINK-S Research Center, oriented to investigate local and traditional knowledge systems in the field of architecture, agronomy and material cultures with an interdisciplinary scientific approach.