Ettore Mazzola

Ettore Mazzola

Professor of the Practice, Rome

Curriculum Vitae

Expert in restoration and practices traditional architecture and urban design.

Professor of Traditional Urbanism, Architecture and Building Techniques at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture since 2001.

Architect in Rome and member of the S.I.D. Consulting (Sustainable Integrated (Physical and Socio-economic) Development), currently involved in different urban architectural projects in Russia, Moscow Region and in Italy.

Member of the Scientific Board of the International Making Cities Livable

Member of the Commission for Urbanism of Rome of “Italia Nostra Sezione Romana”

Member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP)


Author of several books, among which: A Counter History of Modern Architecture, Rome 1900-1940 (2004), Architecture and Town Planning, Operating Instructions, (preface by Léon Krier, 2006); and Toward Sustainable Architecture (preface by Paolo Portoghesi, 2007), The Sustainable City is Possible, (preface  by Paolo Marconi, 2010), Architettura e Genetica - Cosa Insegnare - Cosa Insegnare. Gli equivoci e i pregiudizi ancorati al concetto di “modernità” (preface by Claudio Lanzi 2012) and many others.

He is author of several essays and articles on Urbanism, Architecture and Urban Sociology.

In 2006, he was Member of the International Scientific Committee of the INTBAU for The Venice Charter Revisited.

Author of many articles and essays on Urbanism, Architecture, Urban Sociology on newspapers, magazines, blogs and web journals.

In 2016 Ettore Maria Mazzola has been invited by the UNESCO and the University of Venice, as one of the 500 international personalities called for giving suggestions, thoughts and sketches for the reconstruction in Syria.


  • Project for the Urban Regeneration of the Social Housing Complex Corviale in Rome

2012 – IMCL International Urban Design Award as “exemplary model for urban renewal throughout the world”;

                2015 – INTBAU Excellence Urban Design Award Honorable Mention

2015 – IMCL Award Honorable Mention for Excellence in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities.

  • Project for the Urban Regeneration of the Social Housing District ZEN in Palermo

                2015 – IMCL Honor Award for Excellence in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities

  • He also received honorable mentions for the architectural contests

               1998 – Millennium Belvedere in Poundbury;

               2002 – Rione Rinascimento al Parco Talenti in Rome;

               2006 – Project for Pantelleria’s Waterfront for the International Competition “Cities of Stones” (co-author with Samir Younés);

               2007 – “il Borgo – Sub Comparto 1” in Castel San Pietro Terme;


2004 – “Who’s Jesus” (Fox News). As expert of History of Ancient Rome;

2013 – “Great Continental Railway Journeys - Rome of 1913” (BBC2). As expert of Modern Urbanism and Architecture of Rome;

2014 – “Rome’s Invisible City”. (BBC2 TV, NOVA TV, RAI Storia). As expert of History of Ancient Roman Architecture.

Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Classical Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Italian Art History
  • Italian Language & Culture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Professional Practice
  • Residential Design
  • Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
  • Twentieth-Century Architecture and Design
  • Urban Design

Recently Taught Courses

ARCH 34112 Design III

ARCH 34122 Design IV

ARCH 34212 Urbanism and Architecture of Ancient Rome

ARCH 34222 Urbanism and Architecture of Modern Rome

ARCH 34012 Advanced Graphic - Drawing Urban Sequences

Advanced Graphic - Drawing Urban Sequences Graduate Program

Select Publications

Ettore Mazzola CV

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