Architect and PhD in Architectural Technology, Giamila Quattrone is Lecturer in Architecture at Liverpool School of Architecture where she teaches architectural technology and design in the BArch Program, Year 3. Since 2019 she has been HSS Faculty Lead of the Digital Heritage Sub-theme.
She is Project Coordinator at ArCHIAM (Centre for the Study of Architecture and Cultural Heritage of India, Arabia and the Maghreb), where she leads and co-leads cultural heritage projects and initiatives ranging from urban and architectural documentation and research to sustainable development of heritage sites, from exhibition design to digitisation of archival collections, from development of open-access pedagogic material to community outreach, public engagement and capacity building initiatives.
Giamila's research interests revolve around three main areas: contemporary regionalist architecture with a focus on Australia and the work of Glenn Murcutt, which she has been investigating since her participation in the 2004 Glenn Murcutt Master Class; the impact of globalization processes on the traditional settlement and building patterns of the oasis towns of Tunisia and Oman; the creative re-cycling of waste lands, buildings and materials.
From 2010 to 2014 she was Research Fellow in Architecture at Nottingham Trent University (UK) where she contributed to the teaching of architectural technology and design in the MArch Program. From 2013 to 2014 she taught at Manchester School of Architecture as Associate Lecturer, leading the elective course "Territories of Re-Cycling" and tutoring in the Design Studio, both in the BArch (Hons) Program, Year 2.
Previously (2003-2010) she researched and taught at Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, from which she obtained her Master’s (2003) as well as Doctoral Degree (2008).
Giamila is the recipient of the 2014 Endeavour Research Fellowship and the 2006 Endeavour Europe Awards, both granted by the Australian Government Department of Education, through which she carried out, respectively, the research “At the edge of Glenn Murcutt's architecture. A journey into technology at the interface between climate, landscape and culture” at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, and “Housing patterns and technology for local contemporary architecture. For a contextual innovation in building environmental design: innovation and tradition in Australian design culture” at The University of Newcastle, Australia.
2020-present Scientific Committee Member, Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, INTBAU Spain
2016-present Steering Committee Member, Technology and Environment Teaching and Research Network
2013-2014 Subject Specialist in Architecture, dArTe Dipartimento Architettura e Territorio, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
2011-2014 Subject Specialist in Architecture, Dipartimento di Architettura, Design, Urbanistica, Università degli Studi di Sassari