Michele Chiuini, P.E.


Michele Chiuini is a Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, where he teaches architectural design and structural design.  He has a degree in structural engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy, and an MA from the Department of Architecture of the University of Sheffield, England. He has practiced in Italy, Japan, England and the US. He has practice and research experience in housing design and rehabilitation, and has participated in the 2013 US DOE Solar Decathlon competition. From 1990 to 2003 he led the summer ArkItalia program on the preservation and urban design of historic centers in Italy.

Chiuiniā€™s current research work focuses on applications of digital technologies and the interface of building technology and architectural theory. He has researched and published on the Chicago Stock Exchange Building by Adler and Sullivan since 2007. Other recent research projects include Digital Santa Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum, and Laser Scanner Applications in Historic Preservation. He is co-author of Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects (Wiley, 2007).