Ruxandra is an architect and urbanist with a special interest in the historic environment. After graduating from the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, she studied Medieval Studies at the Central European University, before pursuing PhD research in Urban Conservation at the University of Edinburgh.
Ruxandra worked as inspector of historical monuments at the Romanian Ministry of Culture, consultant to the Heritage Settlements Unit, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property –ICCROM, Rome, and co-ordinator of the Edinburgh Cast Collection project. She contributed to Europa Nostra, ICCROM, and UNESCO international projects dealing with technical aspects, management, and awareness in heritage conservation and cultural landscapes, and was editor of the Edinburgh Architecture Research journal.
She teaches and undertakes professional training and consultancy work in the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Ruxandra is a member of the International Council of Monuments and Sites – ICOMOS and Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage.
Urban Conservation, World Heritage, Building Analysis, Design Intervention, History and Theory of Conservation, Architecture History and Theory, MSc and PhD supervision
urban conservation, history and theory of conservation, history of architecture and urbanism; memory and identity