Job title: Senior Teaching Fellow in Architectural Conservation

Role: Depute Director, Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5746


Office address: Minto House, Room 4.08, The Maltings

Research outputs: Dr Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Ruxandra is an architect and urbanist specialising in the historic environment. She teaches and undertakes professional training and consultancy work in the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. After graduating from Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, she studied Medieval Studies at Central European University, before pursuing PhD research on “Ideology of 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, ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) in Rome, and contributed to Europa Nostra, ICCROM, and UNESCO international projects dealing with technical aspects, management, and awareness in heritage conservation and cultural landscapes. She was co-ordinator of the Edinburgh Cast Collection project (awarded £0.5 mil. Heritage Lottery Fund grant) and editor of the Edinburgh Architecture Research journal, and is now on the Editorial Board of Heritage for Future international journal.

Ruxandra is an expert member of the International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage.

Courses: Urban Conservation, World Heritage, Building Analysis, Design Intervention, History and Theory of Conservation

MSc and PhD supervision

Lectures/seminars for Architectural History and Heritage in Practice, Cultural Landscapes Colloquium, Architectural Design: Tectonics

Research interests

  • Urban conservation
  • History of urbanism
  • History and theory of conservation
  • Memory and identity

Current PhD students

  • The Role and Influence of Digital Social Networks in Urban Conservation Activism
  • Corrugated Iron Buildings in Britain: Cultural Significance and Conservation Challenges, 2020
  • Dissolving [In]Tangible Cultural Heritage: Exploring material performative endurance in a locus of temporal transition, 2019
  • Terminology of Urban Ideals and Their Conceptualisations and Practice in Urban Development