Pedro P. Palazzo holds a Ph.D in Aesthetics and Semiology of Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Brasilia (2010) and an M.A. in the Theory, History, and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism from the same university (2006). Graduated with a B.S. in Architecture and a Certificate in East Asian Studies from the University of Maryland (2003).
Currently an Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia School of Architecture and Urbanism, where he directs graduate students in History and Theory of Architecture, and in Historic Preservation. He was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Social Studies in the University of Coimbra (Portugal) as well as at the Department of Civil and Computer Engineering of the University of Rome—Tor Vergata (2019–2020), Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2014–2016), and Museums and Historic Preservation Manager at the Federal District Culture Department (Brasilia, Brazil, 2016).
He is currently working on the research projects “Classical, Traditional, Eclectic: nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the industrial city” and “Adaptive Strategies in Traditional Building”, the latter funded by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).
He directed historic preservation surveys for the national capital office of the Brazilian National Institute for Artistic and Historical Heritage (IPHAN, 2012–2017). He co-edited the book Tempos e Escalas da Cidade e do Urbanismo (Brasilia University Press, 2014, with Elane Ribeiro Peixoto, Maria Fernanda Derntl, and Ricardo Trevisan), and co-authored with Sylvia Ficher the revised entry on Heitor de Mello for the Grove Art Online (2019). He is a member of the editorial and scientific committees of the Journal of Urbanism (Taylor and Francis) and of the Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU Spain), and a referee for several academic journals.
Faunb – Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo Universidade de Brasília