gerardo semprebon


Gerardo Semprebon, architect, has a Ph.D.  in Architectural, Urban and Interior Design obtained at the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, and a Ph.D in Design at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Design. His research, which focuses on architectural design strategies for the revitalisation of rural settlements in China, was supported by “Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship,” for the academic year 2019/2020. After the scientific diploma, he graduated at the Politecnico di Milano in 2011 (bachelor) and 2013 (master) in Architecture. Since then he has carried out both didactic and design activity, at the competition, professional and research level, reporting mentions and acknowledgments. Since December 2018 he is Research Fellow at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano. In 2019 he is visiting scholar at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design (UDC) of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA). In 2017 he has been awarded with the 2nd Prize for the International Design Competition for the requalification of Seriate’s historic center. Since 2018 he writes for the Italian technical architectural magazine YouBuild. Between 2017 and 2020 he is member of the Sino-European Partnership Project in Urbanization. Development programming for Zhangyang Village, Hanjiang, Putian, Fujian Province. Since 2017 he is member of the Association of the Italian Scholars in China (AAIIC) | 中国意大利学者协会. His research is published on indexed national and international journals, like Techne – Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment (Italian A-core journal accreditated by ANVUR), Studies in History and Theory of Architecture sITA (A&HCI), Frontiers of Architectural Research (A&HCI), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Italian A-core journal accredited by ANVUR). In 2020 he joins the scientific committee of the quarterly journal OFFICINA, a scientific journal accredited by ANVUR focusing on architecture, technology and environment. In 2021 he joins the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism (JCAU), ISSN: 2717-5626, peer review and open access journal. Since 2021 he is peer reviewer for the Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, scientific journal, accredited by ANVUR, indexed in SCOPUS and A&HCI, Taylor & Francis Group, that contributes to resolve, or mitigate global and local problems related to the built environment.

gerardo.semprebon@polimi.it