He is Full Professor of Building Production at University of Florence and since November 2009 to December 2012 has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. Since january 2013, is Dean of new Department of Architecture. Former Research Fellow at the National Council of Research for research on economics and management of building processes, he was Tenured Professor at University of Calabria and University of Pisa (1992-2002). He has also practical experience as an Architect in design and site supervision of conservation projects. He specialises in building techniques and process management and vernacular architecture and earthen architecture in Mediterranean region. Since 2007 he is Director of the Research Center on Innovation and Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at University of Florence, INN-LINK-S Research Center.