Our Vice President

August 19, 2013
By City Space Architecture




Simone Garagnani

Co-founder and Vice President

Research & Development Manager

Chief Technology Officer


Simone Garagnani is an Architectural Engineer, he holds a PhD in Building and Territorial Engineering from University of Bologna (2010) with a thesis entitled "Digital Models and Design Archives - Integrated systems aimed to architectural documentation". Since 2003 he has been involved in teaching and research activities concerning Drawing, Survey and Digital Representation at the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna. Post doctoral research associate since 2010, Simone was researcher at the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research (CIRI) of University of Bologna, developing software and db methodologies BIM-related (2012-14). Since March 2014 Simone Garagnani is Research Unit Coordinator in the FIR (Future in Research) project entitled "Kainua. Restituire, percepire, divulgare l'assente. Tecnologie transmediali per la città etrusca di Marzabotto" at at the Department of Architecture, in collaboration with CINECA and the Department of History, Cultures and Civilizations of the University of Bologna.


Simone carries out research concerning computer graphics, digital modelling, architectural 3D laser scanning, BIM and computer archiving technologies applied to Architecture. He developed specific studies on BIM processes related to existing buildings at the University of California Berkeley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences EECS, 2012) as a Visiting Scholar: through gbXML abstractions and high definition surveys obtained from TOF laser scanning techniques, some acquired morphologies have been translated into BIM-friendly geometry in order to perform analytic calculation with direct software interoperability.

Since 2015 Simone is Guest Associate Professor at Keio University in Tokyo (Japan).
After serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Bologna (2021-2023), he is currently Associate Professor at University of Urbino, Department of Human Studies, where he leads the "Imaging for Humanity" research lab developing digital technologies for cultural heritage.

Simone is the coordinator of City Space Architecture's research unit for the project "New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada", funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Program and coordinated by CIMS - Carleton Immersive Media Studio, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).
He is system administrator of City Space Architecture' The Journal of Public Space, where he also serves as member of the Scientific Board.