Dr. Francesco Cianfarani
DiAP Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
PhD, ICAR/14 Architectural and Urban Design
School of Architecture Valle Giulia, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Doctor in Architecture, Degree Course in EU Architecture
Francesco Cianfarani is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.
Since 2009 he has been instructor at Sapienza University of Rome, School of Architecture Valle Giulia and School of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Campus in Rieti, in the following fields of education: Design Studio (ICAR/14), Building Design (ICAR/10), History of Contemporary Architecture (ICAR/18).
He earned his PhD in Architectural and Urban Design at Sapienza, DiAP Department, where he participated to national interdisciplinary research programs on the renovation of Italian social housing stock (DiAP Quattro Quartieri: 2014-2017; MIUR PRIN 2007).
As architect he founded his practice in Rome, mostly involved in architectural competitions and works supervisor for retrofit interventions of residential and commercial buildings. His collaborative design and research results have received the attention of International journals and magazines, including Archithese, Paesaggio Urbano, U+D, and exhibited in national architecture exhibitions such as Origine in Rome, and the Stripe Festival in Fermo.
Cianfarani’s main field of research is social housing, investigated through field studies, interdisciplinary design proposals, and socio-historical analyses. On this topic, he has published peer-reviewed papers on International journals and book chapters, including: “The legacy of the official borgate. Design, reception and current life of the Quarticciolo neighborhood,” in Jones, K.B., Pilat S., eds., The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture(Routledge, 2020); “L’architettura del Villaggio Olimpico tra forma della casa e forma dell’evento,” in De Matteis F., Reale L., eds., Quattro Quartieri (Quodlibet, 2017).
Parallel to this topic, he is currently working on assessment studies for the adaptive reuse of postindustrial sites in Oklahoma, with a focus on the Tulsa region.
2014: International Design Competition, Mh17 Memorial and Park, organized by Matterbetter. Project for a Memorial of all the victims of the flight Malaysia Airlines 17 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Project selected in the 1st stage. With: Arch. T. Proietti.
2011: National Design Competition, Un guscio per vivere in sicurezza e in armonia, organized by Poliespanso s.r.l. And Politecnico of Milan. Second place. Title of the project: Le Mur épais. Design of a residential cell and its urban configuration with Plastbau system. Competition promoted by Poliespanso s.r.l. and Politecnico of Milan. With: Arch. L. Arcangeli, Arch. M. Ekstrom, Arch. T. Proietti.
2011: International Art Competition, A monument to the memory of Holocaust victims, organized by the Municipality of Naples, “Assessorato alla Memoria della Città IX Direzione Politiche Culturali Sportive e del Tempo Libero”. Third place. With: Arch. L. Arcangeli, Arch. T. Proietti.
2007-8: Fellowship granted by Sapienza University of Rome, “Award for distinguished cursus studiorum.”
Registered Architect, Italy, Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Roma e Provincia(2009-2018)
Cianfarani F., (forthcoming), “The Evans-Fintube building: an Oklahoma oil industry architecture,” in 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo, Japan, 2021, Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities, PAPER ID#52. Article in conference proceedings: https://www.docomomo-us.org/event/16th-international-docomomo-conference-in-tokyo-japan
Cianfarani F., (2020), “The legacy of the official borgate. Design, reception and current life of the Quarticciolo neighborhood,” in: Jones, K.B., Pilat S., eds., The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, London, New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 241-55, ISBN: 978-0-367-34851-9. Chapter: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429328435/chapters/10.4324/9780429328435-22
Cianfarani F., (2020), “The Fascist Legacy in the Built Environment,” in: Jones, K.B., Pilat S., eds., The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, London, New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 10-53, ISBN: 978-0-367-34851-9. Chapter: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429328435/chapters/10.4324/9780429328435-2
Cianfarani F., (2020), “Section 3. Contested Territories,” in: Jones, K.B., Pilat S., eds., The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture: Reception and Legacy, London, New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 193-7, ISBN: 978-0-367-34851-9. Chapter: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429328435/chapters/10.4324/9780429328435-18
Cianfarani F., (2019), “Prefazione,” in: Pilat S., Ricostruire l’Italia. I quartieri Ina-Casa del dopoguerra, Roma, Castelvecchi, XXIX-XLII, ISBN: 978-88-3282-299-1. Chapter: http://www.castelvecchieditore.com/prodotto/ricostruire-litalia/
Cianfarani F., (2019), “Intersezioni. Le opere costruite di Giorgios Papaevangeliu,” in: Porqueddu L., Giorgios Papaevangeliu. Disegno e progetto, Melfi, Libria, 2019, 59-63, ISBN: 978-88-6764-167-3. Chapter: http://www.librianet.it/libro.php?id=1454
Cianfarani F., (2017), “L’architettura del Villaggio Olimpico tra forma della casa e forma dell’evento,” in: De Matteis D., Reale L., eds., Quattro Quartieri. Spazio urbano e spazio umano nella trasformazione dell’abitare pubblico a Roma, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2017, 144-59, ISBN 978-88-2290-106-4. Chapter: https://www.quodlibet.it/libro/9788822901064
Cianfarani F., (2017), “Evoluzione del tipo museale dall’antichità al secolo XX,” in: Porqueddu L., ed., Il Museo. Temi e repertori contemporanei, Roma, Sistemi Editoriali, 13-21, ISBN: 978-88-513-0745-5. Chapter: https://books.google.com/books/about/Il_museo_Temi_e_repertori_contemporanei.html?id=8eLhtAEACAAJ
Cianfarani F., (2015), “Il quartiere IACP Pineto di Roma. Caratteri e storia del progetto,” in: Roma moderna e contemporanea, 2015/1-2, Fornaci e territori. Valle Aurelia, Pineta Sacchetti e Monte Mario, 109-26, ISSN 1122-0244. Journal Article: http://croma.uniroma3.it/?contenuto=indice-dei-fascicoli-rmc&idarticolo=1279