Marco Sala graduated with honors from the University of Florence in Architecture in 1972, founder and Director of A.B.I.T.A. Inter-university Research Centre http://web.taed.unifi.it/abitaweb/ . Director of European Master ABITA in Sustainable Architecture has extensive experience in European research projects and in many international Cooperation Projects (Perù, Ecuador, Indonesia). Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, coordinator of Abitare Mediterraneo: research, database, TestCell and the new benchmark for moderate climate condition www.abitaremediterraneo.eu funded by Tuscany Region. Professor Marco Sala authored some 70 scientific papers/conference reports, produced about 20 books, proceedings volumes, and in 2013 edited the Almanacco (handbook) of Sustainable Architecture with Renzo Piano, Massimo Mazowiecki, and Federico Butera. Marco Sala organized and chaired many International Conferences and Exhibitions on renewable energy and sustainable architecture, as a fonder member of TIA (Teaching in Architecture Energy and Environment World Network), member of Bioclimatic Committee of ISES Italia, WREC (World Renewable Energy Congress), Associate Member of PLEA (Passive Low Energy Architecture).
Amongst EU funded research, Marco Sala coordinated Italian participation in “Museums”,“Hospitals”,“PV in Schools” and “Teenergy” as buildings, “UniAid” “Dayliht” and “Euleb” as didactic tools for sustainable architecture. His role as full Professor of Architectural Technology at the University of Florence works in tandem with the office research base and practice, with many realized bioclimatic buildings and consultancies for private and public administrations. Marco Sala Associates, Architecture and Energy Consultants, http://www.msaassociati.it/ specialises in passive solar systems in architecture, environmental design, bioclimatic architecture: Among projects designed by Marco Sala: Natural Museum and Speed Train rail-station in Florence, Technology Park Offices in Lucca, Multiplex and Commercial Centre in Prato, Public Housings, Public Winter Gardens in Padua, Le Murate and Meyer Hospital in Florence, Multiplex and Commercial Centre in Prato. In the last years, he took part in the “Dynamic Science Association” and in the “Dynamic Architecture Movement”, and designed in association with Arch. D.Fisher, Rotating Towers in Dubai and other locations.
Marco Sala is Italian citizen, speaks English, French, Spanish married with two children and lives in Florence.