Architect and PhD in Architectural Technology, Giamila Quattrone is Lecturer in Architecture at Liverpool School of Architecture where she teaches architectural technology and design, design methods, heritage management and sustainable development, and supervises dissertations, design theses and PhD theses. She is the HSS Faculty Lead of the Digital Heritage Sub-Theme, and Impact Lead for the School of the Arts.
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 ranging from urban and architectural heritage research and documentation to sustainable development of heritage sites, from digitization of archival collections and development of virtual museum experiences to production of open-access pedagogic material, as well as community outreach, public engagement and capacity building initiatives.
Giamila's current research interests revolve around three main areas: Arabian and North African vernacular architecture, with a focus on oasis traditional settlements in Oman, Tunisia and Morocco, sustainable heritage management and adaptive reuse, and 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