Dr Fausto Sanna
MArch, PhD, PG Cert (HE), FHEA, ARB, RIBA
Director of Programmes
& Senior Lecturer in Architecture
Cardiff School of Art and Design
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
He has taught various subjects within the built environment, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels: architecture, interior architecture and design, architectural technology and structural engineering.
He has taught at the Art University Bournemouth (Senior Lecturer, 2015-2019), Edinburgh Napier University (2011-2014) and the University of Genoa (Italy, 2008-2011).
For brief periods, and within an Erasmus Intensive Programme, he has also taught in Austria (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, 2014), Hungary (Széchenyi István University, 2013) and Finland (Karelia University, 2012).
Fausto’s research interests revolve around timber architecture, the environmental impact of buildings, thermal performance of the building envelope, and mitigation and adaptation strategies to tackle climate change.
He is an active member of the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment (SuRBe) Research Group at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he participates in research projects and knowledge-transfer partnerships and supervises research degrees.
He acts as peer-reviewer for academic conferences, journals and books.
Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh Napier University
PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Edinburgh Napier University
Architectural Professional Examination (under the EU’s Professional Qualifications Directive), the University of Genoa (Italy)
Master’s degree in Architecture (5-year course, summa cum laude), the University of Genoa (Italy)
Memberships & affiliations
Registered architect, Architects Registration Board (ARB)
Chartered member, Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy/Advance HE
Member, Technical Studies in Architecture (TSiA) Group