Paolo Vitti is an associate professor of the practice at the University of Notre Dame.
He is a practicing architect and historian of architecture with over thirty years of experience in areas of ancient and modern architecture, restoration of cultural heritage sites and museum design. He is author of over 70 articles on restoration, museology, history of architecture and ancient construction. Prof. Vitti is particularly interested in the use of traditional building techniques and their relationship with sustainable architecture.
His professional experience includes the documentation, study and conservation of several sites in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Cyprus, Palestine and Morocco. He has worked in such monuments as the Colosseum, the Domus Tiberiana on the Palatine Hill, the archeological sites of Paestum and Sybaris. His restoration of the Armenian Church and Monastery in Nicosia (Cyprus) has received the "European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award" in 2015.
He is the author of Building Roman Greece. Innovation in Vaulted Construction in the Peloponnese, Grand Prix "European Union Cultural Heritage Award / Europa Nostra" 2014 and "The Erma di Bretschneider Award in archeology for the research" 2014
He is Board Member of Europa Nostra, the pan European association for Cultural Heritage, and part of the expert group for several activities, including the action addressed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. He has been part of the international experts committee for the Charter for the Restoration of Byzantine heritage monuments (Thessaloniki Charter, 2018). He is researcher for the Italian School of Archeology in Athens and member of the Scientific Council of the Annuario della Scuola archeologica Italiana di Atene e delle Missioni italiane in Oriente.
From 2002 to 2015, tutor at the Course of Restoration of Monuments at the Sapienza University of Rome. From 2010 to 2016 adjunct professor at the University of Rochester “Italian Studies in Tuscany” program in Arezzo. Visiting Associate Professor of Ancient Architecture at University of Rome Tre from 2014 to 2020. In 2015, instructor of Cultural Heritage Management for the Specialization in Archeology at the University of Padua. and in 2018 Visiting professor at the Specialization in Archeology of the University of Salerno. In 2017/19 he held several courses on Architectural Conservation in Morocco.
Paolo Vitti was born and lives in Rome, where he graduated in Architecture (1990) and Specialized in Restoration of Built Heritage (1996). He holds a PHD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2013).