Faculty

Humberto Rodriguez-Camilloni, Ph.D.

Director, Henry Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture
Professor

B.A., Yale
M.Arch., Yale University
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

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Dr. Rodriguez teaches intermediary and advanced courses in architecture theory and history and historic preservation technology. He is director of the Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture and the Center for Preservation and Rehabilitation Technology. His professional experience spans over twenty five years as director of major restoration projects in Latin America under UNESCO and the Organization of American States.

He is the author of the master plans for the restoration and conservation of the Monastic Complex of San Francisco in Lima, Peru and of the Spanish colonial city of Old Santa Fe in Argentina. His publications include Religious Architecture in Lima of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: The Monastic Complex of San Francisco el Grande and Its Restoration, as well as other books and numerous articles in professional journals and elsewhere. He is contributing editor on Spanish American colonial art and architecture for the Handbook of Latin American Studies. Recent research has included “Poplar Forest: An Integrated Resource for the Study of Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture;” “Quincha Architecture: The Development of an Antiseismic Structural System in Seventeenth Century Lima,” and “The Rural Churches of the Jesuit Haciendas in the Southern Peruvian Coast.”

hcami@vt.edu