Nov 27, 2017
Prof. Alex Torpiano
"Environment, Economics and Ethics".

Prof.Alex Torpiano
B.E.&A.(Hons) (Melit), MSc.(Lond), PhD (Bath), DIC, M.I.StructE., C.Eng., Eur.Ing. perit


Professor Alex Torpiano is currently Dean of the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta; He is also Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, but he has previously served as Head of the Department of Building and Civil Engineering, 1988-1999 and 2007-2011, as Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, 2011-2016. He set up and directed the Institute for Masonry and Construction Research, over the period 1994 – 2009. He is currently a Member of Senate, and of the Council of the University of Malta, as well as Board Member in the Institute of Sustainable Enegry, and of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.


He was a founding partner of TBA periti in 1988, and in his private practice, he worked on some notable heritage buildings, including the House of Catalunya, the Auberge de Provence, Valletta,Villa Bichi, Kalkara, structural interventions on three of the main Megalithic Prehistoric Temple sites, especially Mnajdra, after relative collapses, Fort Chambray and Fort Cambridge, and the Mdina Fortifications. He was also Lead Consultant in aoM partnership, who handled the Manoel Island/Tigne Point Redevelopment Project between 1993 and 2013, within which context he was responsible for leading the restoration design team for the Chapel of St.Luke, Tigne’, Fort Manoel and the Lazzaretto Complex on Manoel Island, Fort Tigne’ and the Garden Battery on Tigne’ Point.


He was also responsible for the structural engineering of buildings such as Park Towers, and the architectural and structural design of the ICT Building at the University, and the Mriehel Bank of Valletta Building.
He is currently President of the Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers, and represents the Chamber on the Periti Waranting Board.​