Mario Santana-Quintero

Cross-Appointed Professor

Mario Santana-Quintero, is a professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, cross-appointed with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University. He is also the Director of the NSERC Create program Heritage Engineering based at the Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS). He is a guest professor at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). Along with his academic activities, he serves as Secretary General of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology (APT) College of Fellows. He is also a past president of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA).

In addition, he has been a Getty Conservation Institute scholar. He collaborates extensively in international projects in the field of heritage¬† documentation for The Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Bahrain Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, ICCROM, World Monuments Fund, UNDP, Welfare Association, and Korea’s Cultural Heritage Agency.


Ph.D. in Engineering (Built heritage Conservation) (1997- 2003) – University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium

Master in Sciences on Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings (1995-1997), -University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium

Architect – Universidad Central de Venezuela (1988-1994), Caracas, Venezuela


ARCN4100 (CIVE3206) – Historic Site Recording and Assessment

ARCN4200 (CIVE4601) – Building Pathology and Rehabilitation