Prof. Lino Bianco

Prof. Lino Bianco

Prof. Lino Bianco

  B.A.(Phil.),B.E.&A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Geol.)(Leics.),M.Sc.(Arch.)(Lond.),Ph.D.(Sofia),F.R.S.A.(Lond.),F.G.S.(Lond.),Eur.Ing.,M.O.M.

Associate Professor

Room 312
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2854
EDUCATION

2008-11: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Ph.D. in Architecture;
1994-5: The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, University of London, United Kingdom. M.Sc. in Architecture;
1992-3: The University of Leicester, United Kingdom. M.Sc. in Geology;
1987-92: University of Malta, Malta. B.E.&A.(Hons) in Architecture and Civil Engineering;
1984-87: Institute of Philosophy and Human Studies, Faculty of Theology, Malta. B.A. in Philosophy and Human Studies.

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

Professional warrant as Perit, (architect and civil engineer), Republic of Malta
Professional warrant as Architect, Chamber of Architects, Republic of Bulgaria
European Engineer (Eur.Ing.), Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs / European Federation of National Engineering Associations, Bruxelles, Belgium


APPOINTMENTS

2018-, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Moldova;
2015-, Member, Working Group on Education, Commonwealth Association of Architects;
2014-9, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Bulgaria;
2014-, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to Romania;
2014-, Member, General Services Board; Ministry for Energy & Health, Malta;
2014-5, Member, Board of Directors, WasteServ Malta Ltd, Malta;
2013-5, Member, Board of Directors, Housing Authority, Malta;
2012-, Visiting professor, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia;
2011-, Expert, Law Courts, Malta;
2002, Chairman, Local Stone Work Group Committee, Building Industry Consultative Council;
2000-, Resident academic, University of Malta;
2000, Advisor, Ministry for Economic Services, Malta;
1997-, Director, Lino Bianco & Associates;
1997-2000, Member, Planning Appeals Board, Malta;
1997-1998, Advisor to the Minister for Housing and Local Councils, Malta; Chairman, Planning Council;
1997, Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Malta;
1993-1998, Visiting lecturer, University of Malta;
1993-1994, Member, Minerals Board, Malta.


OTHER:

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia.
Professor Honoris Causa, Faculty of Architecture, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi.
Professor, International Academy of Architecture, Sofia.
  • Architectural and structural design
  • Philosophy, history and theory of architecture and urban design
  • Geology of building materials
  • Architectural restoration and conservation
  • Environmental management and planning
  • AUD1201 - History and Theory Studies 1
  • AUD1202 - History and Theory Studies 2
  • AUD3222 - Contemporary Approaches to Architecture 1
SCHOLARSHIPS:

2008-2011: University of Malta, Ph.D.(Architecture and Politics), University of
Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia
1994-95: British Chevening Scholarship Programme; M.Sc.(Architecture), The Bartlett
Graduate School, University College London
1992-93: Office of the Prime Minister, Malta; M.Sc.(Geology), University of
Leicester.


AWARDS:

2021: Member of the Order of Merit, Republic of Malta.
2019: Cross of Commander ‘Pro Merito Melitensi’, Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
2018: The Order of the Madara Horseman (1st Class), Republic of Bulgaria.
2015: Interarch2015: Special prize, Embassy of Russia in Sofia.
2015: Interarch2015: Silver medal and honorary diploma for a development project executed in
Malta entitled 'A Home of Time and Memory'.
2012: Third place: Redevelopment of Via Roma, Agazzano, Piacenza, Italy (with William
Bondin, Giorgio Poligioni, Mickey Nectoux-Kraft, Luana Vella and William Moran).
2012: Interarch2012: Special prize. Ministry of Building of Ulyanovsk Region, Russia, for
innovation in traditional architecture.
2012: Interarch2012: Silver medal and honorary diploma for a development project executed in
Malta entitled 'A Home for an Architect'.


AFFILIATIONS:

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (London)
Fellow, Geological Society (London)
Member, Chamber of Architects (Bulgaria)
Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs (Brussels)


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES/ADVISORY BOARDS:

Member, Editorial Board, European Journal of Science and Theology
Member, Editorial Board, Open House International
Member, Editorial Board, Heritage and Sustainable Development
Member, Editorial Board, Urbanism–Architecture–Constructions
Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of Southwest State University
Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of Baroque Studies
Member, IEREK (International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge) Scientific
Committee


REVIEWER (Scopus journals):

European Journal of Science and Theology
Frontiers of Architectural Research
GeoJournal
Geographia Technica
Heritage Science
Landscape and Urban Planning
Materials
Minerals
Space and Culture

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