Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri was an Italian architect born in 1944 in Bari. He received his Laurea in Architettura in 1971 from La Sapienza University of Rome. Mr. d’Amato continued his studies at the University of Rome, having obtained his Master degree in study and restoration of Monuments in 1974. From 1978 he was on Architectural Professional Practice’s List of Rome.
Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri was a Professor of Architectural Design, from 1987 onwards. He taught at the Facoltà di Architettura of Reggio Calabria from 1987-91 and from 1992 at the Facoltà di Architettura del Politecnico di Bari, of which he was also the Dean from 1992 to 1997.
Professor d’Amato undertook a number of research projects on traditional building techniques, particularly on stone architecture in the Mediterranean area. He was awarded several grants of Ministero dell’Universita and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
In 2000, he completed an experimental full size replica of the 9/A Column of Apollo Epicurius in Bassae, using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, to create a full size replica of the temple. The success of the project directed by Professor d’Amato opened the possibility of replicating in real stone, at low cost and with a high degree of precision the damaged components of historic buildings.
Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri is the author of many publications including the corpus of the drawings of Mario Ridolfi near Academia Nazionale di San Luca. He was the editor of the architectural magazine Controspazio, from 1976-1980. Mr. d’Amato also sat as a member on the scientific committee of the Venice Biennial of Architecture, in 1976 and 1980.
Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri’s work has been awarded with a number of national and international prizes, including the Architecture in Stone, an international award he has received in 1997. His projects have been featured in reviews and publications and exhibited internationally.
Claudio d’Amato Guerrieri sadly passed away this last year, with his profile being left up in memory of his work and achievements.