PhD Student from Polytechnic of Bari, Italy


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

Vito grew up in southern Italy, in Puglia. He managed his family’s construction company for five years, and graduated with a degree in Building Engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari. He continued his studies jointly in Italy and Spain at the University of Seville, where he obtained a second Master’s Degree in Building Engineering. Today, in addition to finishing the Master’s degree at the Polytechnic of Bari and the Master in Building Management for the University of Seville, he is project manager for the bidding of technical studies and building companies.

Vito is working with CBE for his Master’s Degree thesis, a 6-month research project with CBE researchers Thomas Parkinson and Paul Raftery, under the supervision of David Lehrer. He is studying innovative advantages that high-performance facades (HPF) have on both occupant comfort and energy performance, and on the possibility of HPF to make a low-energy building. His study is based on the exploration of the most important examples existing in Europe and North America.