Paolo Belardi

He graduated cum laude in Civil and Architectural Engineering in 1982 at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He had studied with Vittorio De Feo and he is a professor at the University of Perugia where he teaches “ Architettura e composizione I” and “ Laboratorio di Rilievo del’ architettura”. Since 2013, he has been the director of the Academy of Fine Arts “ Pietro Vannucci” in Perugia. He held conferences and lectures in Bratislava, Dalian, Hangzhou, London, Oxford, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Wuhu and Zagreb. His works and projects have been published in the main specialized magazines (AND, Arca, Area, Casabella, d’Architettura, Edilizia Popolare, Interni, L’Industria delle Costruzioni, Materia, Parametro, il Progetto) and he was awarded mentions and  prestigious prizes as the Andrea Palladio International Architecture Award ( 1988 and 1989), the Luigi Cosenza International Architecture Award ( 1992 and 1998), the Dedalo Minosse International Prize (1999 and 2001), the TECU Architecture Award (2010), the San Marco Award (2013) and the UNESCO Award “  The industry of landscape” (2015). He is the author of articles, essays and monographic books as Why Architects Still Draw (The MIT Press, Cambridge MA 2014).