Adjunct Associate Professor, Rome
Richard Piccolo is a painter living and working in Italy. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the U.S. and he has painted murals for The Crown American Corp., The US Bank Plaza building in Sacramento and the Hotel Pierre in New York City. His awards include The Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship in Mural Painting at the American Academy in Rome, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in painting, and a Classical America Award for Figure Painting. He has a B.I.D. from Pratt Institute and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. Prof. Piccolo is currently teaching drawing and watercolor at Notre Dame's campus in Rome as well as holding the position of director of the Pratt Institute Architecture Rome Program.
Graduation in Architecture, Università di Roma “La Sapienza” 1992, Qualified as architect, Università Federico II in Naples 1993.
Recent Honors and Awards
2009, Member of the International Scientific Committee for Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development Organized by Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Al-Fateh University, Libya In collaboration with The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) (3 - 5 November, 2009 Tripoli, Libya).
2008, Selected speaker at the International Forum of Young Researchers and Professionals in Cultural Heritage, held in Quebec City.
2007, Architectural International Competition “The City of Stones”, La Biennale di Venezia, special mention for the project “Pantelleria Waterfront” (co-author with Samir Younés).
2006, Member of the International Scientific Committee of the INTBAU for The Venice Charter Revisited.
2005, Invited speaker at the 41st Conference of “Making Cities Livable” held in Venice.
2004, selected speaker at the 40th Conference of “Making Cities Livable” held in London.
2002, Architectural International Competition “Quartiere Rinascimento nel Parco Talenti in Rome, Honorable Mention.
1998, Architectural International Competition “The POWIA Joint Millennium Project with the Duchy of Cornwall” in Poundbury, Honorable Mention.
Recent Works and Creative Activity
Restoration of a 17th Century farmhouse in Perugia, Piave di San Sebastiano;
Restoration and extension of a villa and design for a new garden in Barletta, near Canne della Battaglia;
Project for a Special Residential Complex (RSA) for disabled Persons in Sabaudia;
Project for a villa and farmhouse in Latina;
Restoration of the Convent of SS. Alessio e Bonifacio all’Aventino in Rome;
Project for a “Porto Canale” in the canal Rio Martino, Sabaudia;
Project for a winery “Il Thermopolium” in Rome;
Restoration of a XVI – XVII Cent. building in via di Parione, Rome
Restoration of the Place of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Rome Studies Program in Rome, 76 via Monterone;
Restoration of Palazzo Capranica-Del Grillo-Ristori in Rome, 7-13 via dei Redentoristi, Rome;
Project for a private garden in Rome, 11 via Palasciano;
Renovation of 2 penthouses in Rome, 8 - 10 via Putti;
Design Project and Project for the Structures for three garages covered with a roof garden in the quarter of Rome “Monteverde”;
Renovation and interior design of a penthouse in the quarter of Rome “Trastevere”, 100 via Portuense;
Renovation and interior design of a penthouse in Rome, 52 via San Calepodio;
Restoration of several buildings in the quarters of Rome “Monteverde”, “Trullo”, “Gregorio VII”, “Tuscolano”
Project for a villa in Bracciano;
Restoration and extension of a reclamation’s farmhouse in Latina;
Renovation and interior design of a penthouse in the quarter of Rome “Monteverde”, 60 Clivo Rutario;
Among the Architectural Contests:
International Competition of Architecture for the reconstruction of the Souks in Beirut, Lebanon;
International Competition of Architecture for the new Concert Hall of Sarajevo,
International Competition of Architecture of the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture for the “Belvedere” of Poundbury (Cornwall) (The POWIA Joint Millennium Project with the Duchy of Cornwall)
National Competition of Architecture for the Urban Renewal of Piazza dei Martiri in Contigliano, Italy
Exhibition of two projects at the 1st International Exhibition of Liturgical Architecture “Re-conquering Sacred Spaces – Re-discovering Tradition in the Twentieth Century Liturgical Architecture”, Rome, “Sala Borromini” Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, October 1999 – published in the catalogue
exhibition of some projects at the 2nd International Exhibition of Liturgical Architecture “Re-conquering Sacred Spaces 2000 – The Church in the City of the Third Millennium”, Rome, “Piccole Terme Traianee in Palazzo Valentini” via IV Novembre, December 2000;
exhibition of three projects at the International Exhibition “The Other Modernity 1900 – 2000”, in Bologna, Italy;
International Competition of Architecture “Ernesto Lusana Prize” for the urban transformation of a central area in Latina, Italy;
International Competition “Quartiere Rinascimento in Roma”;
International Competition Europan 7 – Project for Pordenone, Italy;
National Competition of Architecture for a New Kind of Social Houses in Fidenza, Italy;
International Competition “Cities of Stones” rewarded with the publication and the exhibition at the Biennale of Venice;
Contro Storia dell’Architettura Moderna, Roma 1900-1940 - A Counter History of Modern Architecture, Rome 1900-1940, (Alinea Edizioni, Florence 2004)
Architettura e Urbanistica, Istruzioni per l’uso - Architecture and Town Planning, Operating Instructions, introduction by Léon Krier (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2006)
Verso un’Architettura Sostenibile – Toward Sustainable Architecture introduction by Paolo Portoghesi, (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2007)
La Città Sostenibile è Possibile – The Sustainable City is Possible, introduction by Paolo Marconi (Dedalo Edizioni, Rome 2009)
BOOKS edited as co-editor
Arpino, Un Nuovo Borgo – Arpino, A New Neighborhood, co-author with Samir Younés (Alinea Edizioni, Florence 2003)
Como, La Modernità della Tradizione – Como, The Modernity of Tradition co-author with Samir Younés, (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2003
Artena, l’Integrità Urbana Ritrovata – Artena – The Recovery of Urban Integrity (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2004)
Barletta: Mare, Centro e Periferia – Barletta: Sea-Centre and Periphery, co-author with Samir Younés (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2005)
San Giorgio a Liri, Ricompattare la Città Dispersa – San Giorgio a Liri, Re-integrating the Dispersed City, co-author with Samir Younés (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2005)
Essays and Articles
The Importance of Local Spirit and Sense of Place: Side Effects of the Underestimation in Modernist Town Planning on the Icfai University Journal of Architecture of the Icfai University, Hyderabad, India, also published on the Social Science Research Network in August 2009.
The Aims of Propaganda and the Respect of Others in the book Ara Pacis Counter-Projects, edited by Samir Younés, Preface by Léon Krier Epilogue by C. William Westfall, (Alinea Edizioni, Florence 2001)
A light of hope what future is there for urban suburbs. Essay for the book Arpino, a new Neighborhood edited with Samir Younés, with the Preface by the Mayor of Arpino Fabio Forte end the Epilogue by Michael Lykoudis, (Alinea Edizioni, Florence 2002)
The falsification of History? … it’s all false! Essay for the book Como, the Modernity of Tradition edited with Samir Younés, with the Preface by the Mayor of Como, Stefano Bruni, (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2003);
A City for everyone. Essay for the book Artena, the Recovery of Urban Integrity edited with Samir Younés, with the Preface by the Mayor of Artena, Erminio Latini, (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2004);
Restriction yes, but only if appropriate! – how and why it is possible to build inside historical centres and where buildings subject to restrictions are present. Essay for the book Barletta, Sea, Centre and Periphery edited with Samir Younés, with the Preface by the Mayor of Barletta, Francesco Salerno, published by (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2005);
Re-integrating the Dispersed City. San Giorgio and the identity of the water”, “Student Projects. 2 Essays for the book San Giorgio a Liri, Re-integrating the Dispersed City edited with Samir Younés, with the Preface by the Mayor of San Giorgio a Liri, Luigi Panaccione, (Gangemi Edizioni, Rome 2005);
Parigi oggi o Roma all’inizio del Novecento? Essay published on the magazine of politics and Sociology, Carta Etc., nr.5, December 2005;
Sacrificati da Rutelli sull’Ara Pacis. Article published on the weekly magazine of politics and Sociology, Carta Qui – il Lazio e Roma nr.7, 20-26 Febbraio 2006;
La nuova chiesa di Foligno e le origini dello squallore architettonico in Italia, Article published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.533, August 9, 2009;
Archistar per la ricostruzione post terremoto in Abruzzo? Qualche suggerimento per scongiurare un possibile scempio, Essay published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.527, June 16, 2009;
Considerazioni di un Architetto sul terremoto in Abruzzo, Essay published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.520, May 20, 2009;
La mia proposta per un nuovo modo di concepire le città, Essay published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.512, April 24, 2009;
Come e perché tutelare la tradizione artigiana a servizio dell’architettura, Essay published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.508, April 16, 2009;
Piano Casa 2009, Article published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.503, April 3, 2009;
Il prossimo 21 aprile apre il MACRO, un altro tassello nel programma distruttivo per Roma, Article published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.501, March 26, 2009;
L’Unesco contro le Città Storiche. Vero o falso, a chi importa? Essay published on the magazine Il Covile, nr.495, February 21, 2009;
Riflessioni Sul Falso Storico. On-line essay for the blog De Architectura, July 1st, 2009 - http://www.de-architectura.com/2009/07/riflessioni-sul-falso-storico.html
Dietro il Modernismo: Alcune Verità Nascoste. On-line essay for the blog De Architectura, July 19th, 2009 -http://www.de-architectura.com/2009/07/dietro-il-modernismo-alcune-verita.html
Current Academic, Professional, Public service and Memberships
Member of INTBAU International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
Member of Making Cities Livable
Recently Taught Courses
ARCH 34012 Advanced Graphics: Freehand Drawing
ARCH 34022 Advanced Graphics: Watercolor