Profession: Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management Expert,
Senior Partner of IN SITU Design, s.r.l.
Dr. Iamandi is a Senior Partner with IN SITU Design, s.r.l., a design and consulting firm specializing in historic preservation. The firm, established in March 2005, is offering professional services related to historic and cultural resources, including documentation, historical research, urban studies, surveys, evaluation, conservation training and conservation management planning.
Dr. Iamandi is a licensed Architect and Urban Planner with 30 years of experience. After qualifying as an architect and urban planner from the University Bucharest (1981) and specializing in Population and Development (1984) from UN’s Demographic Centre, Cristina worked for ten years as an architect in Romania, on diverse public and private projects. Before starting her PhD research in urban conservation at the University of Montreal, she earned a Master’s degree in Architecture from Laval University in Québec (1993) and followed the ICCROM Course in Architectural Conservation in Rome (1994). In Paris, France, she obtained the French specializing title of Conservation Architect from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes de Chaillot (2003).
Since 2000, Dr. Iamandi’s work has been focused on historic cities and programmes that integrate their cultural heritage values with agendas for sustainable development. Her technical consultancy assignments within developing and developed countries, with national and international organizations such as UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank’s Social Fund for Development, GTZ, included:
Conservation/rehabilitation/renovation of historic buildings and areas; Urban conservation planning and management including documentation, analysis, condition assessment, value assessment, inventory, establishing conservation policies, strategies and actions, identifying special projects and programmes for sensitive and priority areas;
Implementing rehabilitation/revitalization programmes for sensitive and priority areas;
Providing advice on development and design of heritage sensitive
Providing strategic advice on conservation planning and management of World Heritage Sites;
Preparing/reviewing conservation and management plans for listed buildings and protected areas in line with the latest international conservation approaches, while ensuring their integration within the wider regional planning framework;
Designing, organizing and delivering training and capacity building strategies, programmes and workshops in the field of cultural heritage conservation for local and national planning authorities and government officials, including analysis of training needs and goals; development of a delivery system; development of instructional materials and activities.
Her experience includes also teaching and/or research in the field of cultural heritage conservation and management with Laval University, University of Montréal, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Institut de Recherche en Histoire de I’Architecture (IRHA-Montréal), Delft University of Technology, the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles Conservancy, Society of Architectural Historians.