Editorial board

Director of CSAV centre & CSAV Journal editor : 

Sergiu NISTOR, Prof. Dr.Arch. – Romanian Presidency Counselor for Culture (2015-2025), former ICOMOS Romania President (2006-2014), former State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2012-2013), member of the Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, IMUAU

Coordinator of CSAV centre and CSAV Journal : 

Ioana ZACHARIAS VULTUR, Teaching Assist., Dr. Arch. – member of the Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation, IMUAU, OAR member & Zeppelin magazine editor

Since 2006 she has organized workshops, lectures, webinars and conferences, curated exhibitions and collaborated in research projects at national and international level in the field of architecture. In 2009 she gave a series of 10 online architecture courses for diaspora children in Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands, within the Hague Romanian School.  

She received numerous recognitions and distinctions for art and architecture competitions, national and international, from which we mention the Certificate of Excellence granted by the RIBA jury for the diploma project (2008). She was a European scholar with doctoral stage at ENSAPLV and ENSAPM Paris (2012), she is a YES scholar – Young Educator Scholarship at the l’Università degli Studi di Firenze, Restoration Laboratory (2022), member of the National Architecture Biennale for the ”Rural revitalisation” section (2021) and the ”Ville Durable” Competition organized by the Embassy of France in Romania and CCIFER for the ”Heritage and urban reconversion” section. 

In collaboration with the French Institute in Bucharest and the Embassy of France she organized in 2021-2022 a series of Franco-Romanian webinars (broadcasted live on Facebook) with specialists guests, under the title of „Le patrimoine comme outil de développement territorial. Approches franco-roumaines”, which approached different aspects: territorial, as economic development instrument, in relation with sustainability and ecology, and the latest digital tools (in preparation).

She organized within the team of the SCHOLARH research project (2020, 2021) two webinars and a workshop dedicated to architectural heritage, from its analogue forms to the digitized (and digitally-born ones), with international guests (Versailles, France and Lund, Sweden). Within a large team of people and cultural partners such as the National Heritage Institute, she was the scientific coordinator of the Schönberg 2021 and Schönberg 2022 summer-schools, dedicated to vernacular architecture crafting techniques, at the CSAV Center and the Green Household in Dealu Frumos, Sibiu, a cultural project supported by the Romanian Order of Architects and The Prince of Wales Foundation: https://www.uauim.ro/evenimente/schoenberg-live-studio/ & https://www.uauim.ro/evenimente/imuau-summer-school-schoenberg-2022/

She collaborated with the DSBA architecture office (2008-2010) for three international competitions, out of which two finalized with IIIrd and Ist prizes.

Scientific activity and a selection of the publications can be seen here: https://www.uauim.ro/en/university/faculty/ioana-zacharias-vultur/



Assistant editors: 

Andreea CALMA – PhD. candidate, Arch. – member of Basics of Architectural Design Department 

She studied architecture at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning from 2012 to 2018 and during this period, from February to July 2017, she was Erasmus student at Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria – Dipartimento di Architettura e Territorio. There she worked with professor Valerio Morabito and his team from APS Spin Off UNIRC for the “Stone City Headquarter” Competition of design, where they achieved an Honorable mention. 

She is a PhD student at the Ion Mincu UAU and a teaching assistant at the Basics of Architectural Design Department.

She graduated with the dissertation paper Contemporary village and intentional community, in which she emphasized the vernacular architecture of a certain area. She tried to think of a natural itinerary to keep it through an alive community and through some architects who have become involved in a production of architecture that builds upon the principles of Critical Regionalism. 

This way of thinking is the subject of her PhD thesis (Critical regionalism in architecture in Romania, after 1989), which is in progress.



Petra KOPACZ-STAUBLE – PhD. Candidate, Arch – teaching assistant at the Synthesis of Architectural
Design Department (studio of prof.dr.arch. Iulia Stanciu)

She graduated the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2018 with one year of ERASMUS Studies in Germany, at the University of Stuttgart where she attended the Studio of professor Alexander Schwarz (David Chipperfield Architects).

She is currently a PhD student under the coordination of prof.dr.arch. Rodica M. Crisan, having as theme the study of the Sekler mansions and castles from the Covasna County where she is from. The attention for vernacular architecture and the passion for restauration has started already from the early University years, therefore the current study comes with the wish of knowing and emphasizing the local heritage, studying the evolution of this various architectural program and opening towards exploring (Transylvanian) Vernacular Architecture in general. 


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