Elena Giacomello

IUAV, Adjunct Professor | Venice, Italy


Elena Giacomello, architect, graduated cum laude at the Università Iuav di Venezia, PhD in Building technology at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara with an experimental thesis on the hydrologic performances of green living roofs.

Since 2007 she is teaching-assistant (at IUAV) and since 2011 adjunct professor of Building technology at the first year of the undergraduate degree programme (IUAV).

She is temporary research fellow (IUAV), author of numerous publications on the integration between vegetation and buildings and on construction refurbishment.

She collaborates with Italian and foreign research institutions, is a member of the working group on the Italian standard for membrane roofing, participates in the organization of conferences and seminars on several topics related to building technology.


CTBUH Staff, Italy Office, Research Assistant (2014 – 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014)

Research Seed Funding Winner (2013)


18 September 2014

The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the...


08 August 2017

Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the...


01 February 2015

Elena Giacomello, Università Iuav di Venezia

The Bosco Verticale “vertical forest” in Milan, Italy, takes the definition of “green skyscraper” to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+...