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Claudio Sgarbi

Adjunct Professor

Claudio Sgarbi is an architect with an extensive practice in the technical direction of construction sites and the administration of building industry, along with parallel intensive research in the theory and history of architecture. He has taught in the master’s program in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1985-1993), and in the master’s program at Carleton University since 2009.

At Carleton, he has also been the director of  STUDIO FIRST  (2016), coordinator of Directed Studies Abroad (2010-2013), as well as a teacher and advisor in the PhD program in architecture.

He is currently teaching theory and design at the Lebanese American University and practicing as a researcher and technical director on construction sites dealing mostly with renovation of existing buildings. He has participated in international conferences, exhibited internationally and his works and writing have been published through  various venues.


PhD Architecture – University of Pennsylvania, USA

MSc Architecture – University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dottore in Architettura – Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy


Prof. Sgarbi’s major fields of theoretical research are concerned with the image, role, and ethics of the architect, and the meaning and the relevance of history and theory in our contemporary scenario.