Profile

Davide Lombardi (1985) architect, he holds a degree in Architecture with honour (BA+MA, Università degli Studi Gabriele d’Annunzio, 2011) and a Ph.D. degree in Architecture (School of Advanced Studies Gabriele d’Annunzio, 2015).

His interest in computational strategies and structural design led him to start a research within the field of parametric structural engineering and optimization. His research has been published in books and proceedings as well as disseminated in international conferences.
He has been guest lecturer at the Oxford – Brookes Rome Visiting School (2014) as well as lecturer and organiser of several workshops and conferences concerning the use of digital strategies in architecture at Università degli Studi Gabriele d’Annunzio.
As professional he collaborated with various architecture firms on international large-scale projects and small design proposals.
Since 2015 he is an Authorized Rhino Trainer.
He has been Teaching Fellow in Digital Design and Architecture at The University of Edinburgh (2015/2016) and Teaching Assistant at Università degli Studi Gabriele d’Annunzio (2013/2014).

Currently he is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at the Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (Suzhou, China)
Davide Lombardi
  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. , School of Advanced Studies 'G. d'Annunzio', - 2015
    • B.A+M.A , Università degli Studi Gabriele d'Annunzio, Department of Architecture, Italy - 2011
  • Experience

    • Deputy Head of Department, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - 2019 to Present
    • Associate Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool - Liverpool University, 2019 to Present
    • Lecturer, Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University - 2017 to 2019
    • Teaching Fellow in Digital Design and Architecture, The University of Edinburgh - 2015 to 2016
    • Computational designer, A>T - 2013 to 2016
    • Architect, Livio Sacchi Office of Architecture - 2011 to 2011
  • Research interests

    • Digital Representation
    • Computational Structural Design and Analysis
    • Blockchain and Built Environment
    • Computational Design
  • Articles

    • Lombardi D., Dounas T., Jabi W., Framework for decentralised architectural design BIM and Blockchain integration, in International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), October 2020, doi:10.1177/1478077120963376
  • Proceedings

    • Lombardi D., Dounas T., Cheung L. H., Jabi W., Blockchain for Validating the Design Process, in "Transformative Design" SIGraDI 2020 International Conference, 18 - 20 November 2020 (Universidad Pontifica Boliviana, Medellin, Colombia)
    • Dounas T., Jabi W., Lombardi D., Smart Contracts for Decentralised Building Information Modelling, in "Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age" eCAADe2020 International Conference, 16-17 September 2020 (TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
    • Jianyang Z., Lombardi D., Agkathidis A., Application of robotic technologies for the fabrication of traditional Chinese timber joints, in "Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age" eCAADe2020 International Conference, 16-17 September 2020 (TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
    • Herr C.M., Hou W., Li S., Zhang H., Lombardi D., "Reinventing the truss: A collaborative pedestrian bridge design project", in Forme and Force, IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019, 7-10 October 2019 (Barcelona)
    • Lombardi D., Dounas T., Jabi W. (2019), Towards Blockchains for architectural design Consensus mechanisms for collaboration in BIM, in “Architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution” eCAADe 2019 International Conference, 12-14 September 2019 (University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)
    • Lombardi D., Dounas T. (2019), Blockchain Grammars - Designing with DAOs - The blockchain as a design platform for shape grammarists' decentralised collaboration, in “Intelligent & Informed” CAADRIA 2019 International Conference, 12-14 April 2019 (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand);
    • Lombardi D., Dounas T. (2018), A CAD-Blockchain Integration Strategy for Distributed Validated Digital Design - Connecting the Blockchain, in “Computing for a better tomorrow” eCAADe 2018 Intenatioanl Conference, 19 – 21 September 2018 (Lodz University of Technology, Poland);
    • Lombardi D., Dounas T. (2018). Creating new cities – Cellular automata and social condenser, in “Learning, prototyping and adapting” CAADRIA 2018 International Conference, 17-19 May 2018 (Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China);
    • Lombardi D., Herr C., Galobardes I. (2018), Parametric Design of Sculptural Fibre Reinforced Concrete Façade Components, in “Learning, prototyping and adapting” CAADRIA 2018 International Conference, 17-19 May 2018 (Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China);
    • Lombardi D. (2017), Acheiropoietic Architecture, in “IMMAGINI?” International Conference, 27-29 November 2017 (Free University, Brixen, Italy);
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Lombardi D., Dounas T., Perez D., Stella P., Cubb M., 2020, "Panoramic observation platform proposal transforms Lycabettus hill in Athens" https://www.designboom.com/architecture/panoramic-observation-platform-lycabettus-hill-athens-09-01-2020/
    • Lombardi, Davide 2019, 'Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig' in Enciclopedia Italiana dell'Arte Treccani, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
    • Tedeschi, Arturo & Lombardi, Davide 2017, 'The Algorithms-Aided design (AAD)' in (eds) Informed Architecture, Springer
    • Lombardi, Davide 2017, 'Drawing Brazenly' in (eds) Simplified Complexity, Le Penseur Publisher
    • Lombardi, Davide 2015, 'Architettura - Australia' in Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani (IX Appendice), Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana,
    • Lombardi, Davide 2014, 'Evolutive structures – topology optimization' in (eds) AAD_ Algorithms-Aided Design, Le Penseur Publisher,
  • Conference presentations

    • “Data Driven Design”, Keynote speaker at UDLAP – Universidad De Las Americas Puebla, Department of Architecture (Puebla, Mexico) - 2018
    • “Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition”, Keynote speaker at award ceremony - 2018
    • “A CAD-Blockchain integration strategy for distributed validated digital design”, conference presentation at eCAADe 2018 Intenatioanl Conference, 19 – 21 September 2018 (Lodz University of Technology, Poland)
    • “Creating new cities – Cellular automata and social condenser”, conference presentation at CAADRIA 2018 International Conference, 17-19 May 2018 (Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China)
    • “Parametric Design of Sculptural Fibre Reinforced Concrete Façade Components”, conference presentation at CAADRIA 2018 International Conference, 17-19 May 2018 (Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China)
    • “Acheiropoietic Architecture” conference presentation at “IMMAGINI?” International Conference, 27-29 November 2017 (Free University, Brixen, Italy)
  • Grants

    • Scottish Founding Council for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) – “Sustainable Mass Housing in China” (2018) – £2500
    • Pump Priming Funding Call (RGU, Scotland) - BIM and Blockchain integration prototype (2018) - £12000
    • Lombardi, Davide 2017, Principal Investigator, "A Parametric Form Language for Fibre Reinforced Concrete Prefabricated Elements Using 3D Printed Formwork", 96000RMB
  • Professional service activities

    • 2019 - current Deputy Head of Department
    • 2019 - current M/Arch Program Director
    • 2020 - current M/Arch PPC Chair
    • 2020 - current Examination Officer
    • 2020 - current APSC Department Representative
    • 2019 - current ICTSC School Representative
    • 2018 - current Workshop coordinator
    • 2018 - current FabLab coordinator
    • 2018 - 2020 TDF Review Panel Member
    • 2018 - 2020 M/Arch Year 2 coordinator
    • 2018 - 2019 M/Arch Deputy Director and M/Arch Year 2 coordinator
    • 2017 - 2019 IT Officer and AITAG Department Representative
  • Courses taught

    • ARC104 Structures and Materials
    • ARC102 Small Scale Architectural Design
    • ARC108 Construction and Materials
    • ARC202 Structural Design
    • ARC301 Architectural Technology
    • ARC410 Master Studio 4
    • ARC413 Master Studio 3
  • Professional memberships

    • Chartered Architect, Italian Board of Architects / n.1887 branch of Pescara
  • Awards and honours

    • 2018 - Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition – 3rd Prize out of 1054 entries worldwide / 10.000RMB - Davide Lombardi + Theodoros Dounas / http://futuristiccity.uedmagazine.net/en_news.html
    • 2017 - Next Landmark International Design Competition – Honourable Mention, Davide Lombardi + Camilla Agnello / https://www.floornature.com/nextlandmark/2017edition/#
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81880463
  • Email

    Davide.Lombardi@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    111 Ren’ai Road, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
    PR China 215123
    South Campus, Office DB410

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123