Alessandro MASONI, PhD

Head of Department of Architecture and Design


Ph.D.     : Architecture and Urban Design, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy (2011)

MA         : Architecture, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy (2007)


Research: Cultural Identity and Cultural Adaptation in Theory and Practice; Creative Processes and Composition Tools for Architectural Design

Teaching: Architecture Design and Composition; Architecture Theory; Construction Technology; Computer Aided Design


Academic Experience

University of New York Tirana (AL), Department of Architecture and Design, Assistant Professor (2022-Current)

Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT), Department of Architecture, Graduate Teaching Assistant (2007 – 2012)

Professional Experience

Elcimaï Ingenierie, Coordination Manager at Havana Club International, Cuba, 2018-2022

Stefanutti Stocks, Design and Services Coordinator, eSwatini, 2016-2017

Barbisotti & Sons Ltd, Design Manager, Ghana, 2013-2015

HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner GmbH + Co. KG, Intern, Germany, 2012

Freelance Architect, 2011-2018

Fabio Capanni Workshop, Architect, Italy 2007-2011


Refereed Journal Articles

Zardoya Loureda, M. V., & Masoni, A. (2020). 500 anni dell’Avana: pretesto per una lettura storico-morfologica. 500 anni dell’Avana: pretesto per una lettura storico-morfologica, 114-127. DOI: 10.48255/J.UD.14.2020.012

Masóni, A. (2020). Dos bienales, dos hemisferios, dos tendencias. Las Bienales de Venecia como pretexto para una reflexión. Revista de Arquitectura (Bogotá), 22(1), 118-129. https://doi.org/10.14718/RevArq.2020.2257

Masoni, A. (2018). Casa Lina. Incursiones en el campo de la geometria/Casa Lina. Incursions in the Field of Geometry. Arquitectura y Urbanismo, 39(3), 80+. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A568570365/IFME?u=anon~60869cb1&sid=googleScholar&xid=4bd834d3

Books and Book Chapters

Masoni, A. (2011). Renovation and Addition; Some Examples from the 20th Century Italian Architecture. Kim, S., Remodeling: 10-23. DAMDI pub. ISBN: 978-89-91111-78-3 (set) 

Refereed Conference Presentations

Masoni A. (2022, November). Adaptación cultural en la práctica profesional – especificades para el modelo cubano. Paper presented at 1972-2022. World Heritage in transition. About management, protection and sustainability – Session 8 Towards UNESCO recognition. The ISA Schools of Art (La Havana – Cuba), Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence.