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

CSAV Journal coordinator and editor-in-chief (2024 – ):

Liliana D. CAZACU is B.A. in Architecture, M.Sc. in Heritage Preservation and PhD in History (since 2018). She is also Assistant Professor at ”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, serving as lecturer at the Department for History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation in Sibiu. As practising architect, member of the Romanian Chamber of Architects since 2007, she was involved in heritage restoration projects, especially of the fortified churches from the rural Transylvania.

In 2016 she has been appointed Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and since 2021 she is a certified (by the Ministry of Culture) specialist for studies, researching and inventorying of the historic monuments. In this capacity she has developed several historic studies on vernacular architecture of the Saxon villages as well as studies for protected areas and listed monuments. Liliana is also a member of the Romanian Academy Commission for the History of Romanian Cities, member in the Loeb Fellowship Alumni Council at Harvard University and member in the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative at MIT.

In 2022 she published her first book, ”The Transylvanian parish houses of the Evangelical Church A.C. in Romania” based on the research for her PhD. 

For the past 4 years she contributed as an Expert evaluator with the European Commission Research Executive Agency at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) and Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)  program. 

In 2011-2013 she collaborated with the Technical University in Berlin to develop research projects for cultural preservation in southern Transylvania and in 2017-2018 worked with the Kent State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design in Cleveland, Ohio to develop the core studio ”Comparative global urbanism / Cleveland, Ohio + Sibiu, Romania”.

She acted as instructor of several summer schools. In 2023 she contributed to the PAST TO FUTURE summer school 2nd edition, organised by the Ștefan cel Mare University in Suceava, Cacica, by planning future activities for the architectural workshops. In 2022 she coordinated invited architecture and urban planning students to identify real solutions for the sustainable rehabilitation of one of the most important boulevards in the city of Sibiu, during the Architecture and Urban Planning School “Reactivate Victoriei Boulevard’. In 2015 she was supervisor for the architecture and restoration section at the Summer school for heritage preservation, Cultural Center for European Diversity, Târnavioara, Romania. 

CSAV Journal former coordinator and editor-in-chief (2012 – 2024) and CSAV Centre coordinator: 

Ioana ZACHARIAS VULTUR, Assist.Prof. Dr. Arch. – former member of the Department of History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation,”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, former editor-in-chief of CSAV Journal (2012-2024).

Associate academic staff at the Architecture English Section, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu-Mureș, 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 BÎRSAN (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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