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Editor-in-chief

Professor, Eng. Arch. Ewa Łużyniecka (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland).

Scientific Council

Professor, Eng. Arch. Zbigniew Bać (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

Prof. Mikhail Balzannikov (Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia)

Prof. Joaquim José Ferrão de Oliveira Braizinha (UniversidadeTécnica de Lisboa, Portugal)

Prof. Kateřina Charvátová (Department of Didactics, Faculty of Pedagogy, Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic)  

Professor, Eng. Arch. Małgorzata Chorowska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)

Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Hugo Dworzak, MArch (Institute of Architecture and Planning, Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein) 

Nathalie Guillaumin-Pradignac (Conservateur des Antiquités et Objets d’Art du département de la Charente, France)

Prof. dr ing. Tore I. Brandstvein Haugen (Fakultet for architekturogbilledkunst, NTNU – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architectural Design and Management, Trondheim, Norway)

Dr inż. arch. Ada Kwiatkowska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland) 

Professor, Eng. Arch. Robert Kunkel (Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Prof. Bo Larsson (Lund University, Sweden) 

Professor, Eng. Arch. Aleksander Piwek (Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland)

Professor, Eng. Arch. Janusz Rębielak (Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Poland)

Prof. Vladimir Šlapeta (Faculty of Architecture, VUT, Brno, The Czech Republic)

Professor, Eng. Arch. Elżbieta Trocka-Leszczyńska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland).

Professor, Eng. Arch. Ewa Łużyniecka (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)

She deals with the history of architecture, conservation design and education of young academic staff. She received a postdoctoral degree in 1995 and was appointed as professor in 1999. One of the major trends of her interests is sacred architecture in Poland and its connections with European construction as well as the cultural and landscape contexts. Since 1981, he has been carrying out architectural research in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and south-western France and supervising interdisciplinary teams many times. She also participated in conservation missions in Egypt and the Crimea. She took part in many expeditions, for instance, to India, Nepal, Israel, Ethiopia, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, the USA, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. She is a member of associations and scientific bodies, among other things, she is the vice-president of the Polish Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (PKN ICOMOS) and since 2006 he has been managing the works of the Committee for the History and Conservation of Sacred Architecture at PKN ICOMOS. She was a member of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1996, she was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Rector of Wrocław University and Science and Technology, to which she belongs until today. In the years 1997–2000, she was a member of the editorial board of the “Architectura Sacra” series published in Poznań. From 1998 to 1999, she was a deputy editor-in-chief, and in the years 2000–2010, a member of the editorial board of “Kwartalnik Architektury i Urbanistyki PAN” (Architecture and Town Planning Quarterly). She is the author of about 150 studies, including 70 articles and 7 books (see: http://scholar.google.pl/).

Professor, Eng. Arch. Zbigniew Bać (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

He specializes in designing and shaping complexes of residential development with the features of habitats and public utility buildings. In 1992 he was appointed as professor at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. At present, he is a retired professor at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology and University of Zielona Góra. Within the framework of the established Szkoła Naukowa Habitat which exists within Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, he co-organizes regular conferences, workshops, and seminars, the effect of which are scientific publications on shaping habitats – human housing environments. He is the editor of collective works and author of articles. He has been a chairman of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences for years. 

Prof. Mikhail Balzannikov (Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia) 

He specializes in contemporary architecture and structure. Professor at Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. 

Prof. Joaquim José Ferrão de Oliveira Braizinha (UniversidadeTécnica de Lisboa, Portugal) 

He specializes in the theory and history of architecture, especially Portuguese architecture. In the years 1985–1990 he studied at the Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon. He was awarded the academic title of doctor in 1990. The author of the monograph Projecto clássico em arquitectura (1989) and the introduction to the book Luis Cristino da Silva a e arquitectura Moderna em Portugal which was published in 2002. At present, he works as a professor at the Faculdade de Arquitectura (FA) at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL).

Prof. Kateřina Charvátová (Department of Didactics, Faculty of Pedagogy, Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic) 

She specializes in the history of the Middle Ages, especially the Cistercian Order. She was Head of the Department of Didactics, Faculty of Pedagogy, Charles University in Prague. In 2006 she was appointed as professor of history at the university in České Budějovice. She has published many scientific works, including a three-volume monograph entitled Dějina Cisterckého řádu v Čechách 1142–1420.

Professor, Eng. Arch. Małgorzata Chorowska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland) 

She specializes in medieval architecture and the history of architecture. In 1991, she obtained a doctorate in technical sciences in the discipline of architecture and town planning on the basis of the dissertation entitled Średniowieczna kamienica mieszczańska we Wrocławiu (Medieval burgher tenement house in Wrocław). In 2004, she received a postdoctoral degree in technical sciences based on her scientific achievements and monograph Rezydencje średniowieczne na Śląsku: zamki, pałace, wieże mieszkalne (Medieval residences in Silesia: castles, palaces, residential towers). In 2015, she was awarded the academic title of professor of technical sciences. At present, she works at the Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. She is the author and co-author of many scientific works, among other things, Zamki i dwory obronne w Sudetach: Księstwo Jaworskie (Castles and fortified manors in the Sudetes: the Duchy of Jaworskie; co-author, 2009), Kamienica mieszczańska w Świdnicy: karczma i mieszkanie w XIII–XVIII w. (A burgher house in Świdnica: an inn and a flat in the 13th–18th centuries; co-author, 2013). She participates in the creation of the prestigious series of Institut of Archeology and Ethnology PAN Atlas historyczny miast polskich. Śląsk (Historical Atlas of Polish Cities. Silesia).

Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Hugo Dworzak, MArch (Institute of Architecture and Planning, Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein) 

He specializes in contemporary architecture and urban planning. In 1994 he graduated from the Universität Innsbruck in Austria. From 1996, as a visiting professor, he conducted research and taught at the University of Texas at Arlington in the USA. Since 1998, assistant professor at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria. Since 1999, associate professor at Hochschule Liechtenstein, Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung. From 2001, visiting professor at the University of New York at Buffalo Reyner Banham.

Nathalie Guillaumin-Pradignac (Conservateur des Antiquités et Objets d’Art du département de la Charente, France) 

She specializes in the history of architecture and art, in particular dealing with the protection and conservation of monuments in the department of la Charente in France. The author of album publication describing monuments of this region, La Charente (2013).

Prof. dr ing. Tore I. Brandstvein Haugen (Fakultet for architekturogbilledkunst, NTNU – The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architectural Design and Management, Trondheim, Norway) 

He specializes in contemporary architecture, especially in the field of sustainable architecture and pro-environmental design, as well as maintenance and modernization of buildings. In 1990, he received a PhD title from NTNU while studying at the University of California, Berkeley and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In the years 1980–1992 he carried out research within the framework of SINTEF Architecture and Building Technology in the research area concerning energy conservation in the built environment. In the years 1996–1999 he managed the SIB project – The integrated Building Process. In 1992 he obtained the title of professor and until 2002 he worked at the Department of Building Technology, NTH/NTNU. In the years 2005–2013 he was the dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU. As a visiting professor, he gave lectures at: University of Karlsruhe (Germany), University of Berkeley (USA), Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), Stanford University, Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering. Since 2002, he has been working as a professor at the Department of Architectural Design and Management.

Dr inż. arch. Ada Kwiatkowska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland) 

She specializes in designing houses and residential complexes as well as public utility buildings. She obtained a PhD degree in technical sciences in the specialization of architecture and urban planning at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. She received a scholarship at the Academy of Architecture in Oslo, Norway and completed internships at: Studio Cancila Architetture in Palermo and Home Builders Institute within the framework of the DACUM Program, Baltimore-Washington. At present, she works at Department of Architecture and Visual Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. In her didactic work with students, she deals with experimental teaching using inventive methods. Within the framework of the Szkoła Naukowa Habitat, Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, she co-organizes regular conferences, workshops, and seminars, which resulted in scientific publications on shaping habitats – human residential environments. The author of over 100 scientific studies, including articles, chapters in monographs, research reports, and papers.

Professor, Eng. Arch. Robert Kunkel (Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) 

He specializes in the history of architecture, especially in Romanesque and Gothic architecture in Poland. In 1986, he obtained the title of doctor of technical sciences, specializing in architecture and urban planning at Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology. In the years 1995–2003 he was the director of the Monuments Documentation Centre. In 2008, he obtained the academic degree of habilitated doctor. Member of the International Council for the Protection of Monuments and Historic Sites and the program council of the Polish Community Association. As an academic lecturer, he taught the history of medieval architecture at University of Warsaw. He is a lecturer at Laboratory of Architecture Poland, Warsaw University of Technology. The author of, among other things, the tomb of King Stanisław August Poniatowski in St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw (1995), the reconstruction project of the Throne Room of the Royal Castle (1996) and the colonnade of the Archpriest’s Tabernacle in Arkadia (1998). He has published nearly 80 scientific works – chapters in books, articles in magazines, as well as monographs, for example, Architektura gotycka na Mazowszu (Gothic architecture in Mazowieckie); Perły polskiej architektury (Pearls of Polish architecture); or together with E. Łużyniecka and Z. Świechowski: Architektura opactw cysterskich: małopolskie filie Morimond (Architecture of Cistercian abbeys: Morimond branches in Lesser Poland).

Prof. Bo Larsson (Lund University, Sweden) 

He specializes in spatial planning in the context of the relationship between the architect’s planning activities and the protection of cultural landscape and the preservation of architectural monuments in urban spaces, as well as in research on social populations in eastern and central European cities. In 1994 he obtained a title of doctor of technical sciences and in 2000 a title of assistant professor at Lund University. Expert of the European Commission. At present, he works at Lund University, Centre for European Studies.

Professor, Eng. Arch. Aleksander Piwek (Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland) 

He specializes in Cistercian architecture, in particular in the history of the former Cistercian abbey in Oliwa. He also deals with the history of Gdańsk architecture. He conducted architectural research on Brama Wyżynna, Brama Zielona, Dom Uphagena, the Artus Court, the Main Town Hall, Holy Spirit’s, St. Joseph’s, and St. James’ Churches in Gdańsk, as well as in Waplewo Wielkie, Bytów, Lębork, and Elbląg. In 1996, he obtained a doctorate in technical sciences, specializing in architecture and urban planning at Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology, and in 2009, a postdoctoral degree. In 2015, he received the academic title of full professor. He works at Department of History, Theory of Architecture and Conservation of Monuments, Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology. He is a member of the ICOMOS International Council for the Protection of Monuments and Historic Sites, the Association of Monument Conservators and the Association of Polish Architects. He has published nearly 50 scientific works, including articles in journals, chapters in monographic books and monographs themselves, among other things, Wystroje artystyczne kościoła pocysterskiego w Oliwie (Artistic decorations of the post-Cistercian church in Oliwa; 2013) or Architektura kościoła pocysterskiego w Oliwie od XII do XX wieku (Architecture of the post-Cistercian church in Oliwa from the 12th to the 20th centuries; 2003).

Professor, Eng. Arch. Janusz Rębielak (Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Poland)

He specializes in numerical methods of shaping and designing spatial structures and in propositions of their applications as structure systems for large-span roofs, high-rise buildings, along with innovative methods of their safe foundation on soils with low bearing capacity, in particular in areas of mining damage or seismically active areas. His most important achievements include his own composite foundation system as a world-wide breakthrough technical solution in the field of engineering research, and a two-stage method for solving statically indeterminate trusses and the secondary mesh deformation method, the latter developed for the needs of designing geodetic domes. In 1982 he was awarded the academic title of doctor of technical sciences, in 1993 – the academic title of habilitated doctor, and in 2006 – the academic title of professor, specializing in architecture and urban planning. A long-time research and didactic lecturer at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. From 2008, professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology. From 2017, Head of Department of Structures and Construction Techniques. He is a member of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). He obtained research scholarships at the University of Technology in Delft in the Netherlands and at the University of Tokyo in Japan. He is the author and co-author of many articles in national and foreign scientific journals.

Prof. Vladimir Šlapeta (Faculty of Architecture, VUT, Brno, The Czech Republic)

He specializes in the history of architecture. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture of the ČVUT in Prague and receiving a diploma in 1972, he started working as an architect in Ostrava. In 1986 he worked at the Technical University in Berlin, and in 1987 at the Technical University in Vienna. In 1988, he received a DAAD scholarship in Germany. In 2002 he lectured at the University of Ljubljana. In the years 1991–1997 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of ČVUT in Prague, and then, until 2000, the vice-rector of ČVUT. In 2003, he was again appointed Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of ČVUT in Prague. In the years 2006–2010 he was the dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the VUT in Brno.

Professor, Eng. Arch. Elżbieta Trocka-Leszczyńska (Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland)

She specializes in the regional architecture of Lower Silesia, especially regarding the Sudetes and Lusatia regions. These studies were collected in the postdoctoral thesis entitled Wiejska zabudowa mieszkaniowa w regionie sudeckim (Rural housing development in the Sudeten region, 1997). In the years 1997–1999 she prepared a co-authored book entitled: Architektura na obszarze Sudetów. Sudety Środkowe i Wschodnie i Przedgórze Sudeckie (Architecture in the Sudetes. Central and Eastern Sudetes and the Sudeten Foreland), and in 2006, her own book Międzygórze – dzieje i architektura (Międzygórze – history and architecture). In 2009, she obtained the title of full professor of technical sciences. In the years 1993–1999, she was Vice-Dean for Didactics at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. In the years 1999–2005 and 2011–2020 she was the dean of the same faculty. In the years 2005–2011, she was Vice-Dean for Science and Staff Training. From 2007, she headed Department of Public Utility Architecture, and in the years 2011–2019 Department of Public Utility Architecture and Basics of Design. From 2020, deputy head of Department of Public Utility Architecture, Basics of Design and Environmental Shaping at Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Member of the Architecture and Town Planning Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). She is the author, co-author, and editor of about 200 scientific publications, including articles, chapters in monographs, conference materials and research reports.