Daniele Santucci is a practicing architect, building scientist, and research associate at the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the Technical University of Munich. His research expertise is in environmental engineering and sustainable design engaging energy modelling, performance driven design workflows and environmental sensing in both urban and architectural scale.
His current principal research line is focusing on urban microclimate and outdoor comfort in urban space. Daniele is Doctoral Candidate at the TUM Graduate School and has been appointed visiting researcher at the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Daniele holds a Diploma in Architecture from Romatre University in Rome and a Master of Science ClimaDesign of the Technical University of Munich.
In his teaching activity at the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the Technical University of Munich, which he started in 2012, he has given lectures and courses both in the Bachelor, Master and in the postgraduate Mastercourse ClimaDesign. He has given lectures and workshops in almost every European country, in China, Singapore and the USA.
Besides his academic activity, he consults architecture firms on environmental aspects: from operational energy performance to indoor and outdoor comfort levels.
Through his expertise, Daniele has provided consulting services to institutions such as Ingenieurbüro Hausladen GmbH and Lbgo Architekten in Munich, Tecnospa in Milan, Astaldi SpA in Rome and Bucharest, Riccispaini Architetti Associati in Rome and the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. As an entrepreneur, he has gained experience in the design process from the preliminary design phase to implementation and operations. In these projects, he has worked with teams of lawyers and financial analysts, which has enabled him the opportunity to learn about the negotiation process of Public-Private-Partnerships, as in the case of the new penitentiary for the city of Bolzano. Projects that he has been involved with include the realization of the National Stadium in Bucharest , the retrofitting of the German Academy in Rome – Villa Massimo, the new IBM Headquarters in Rome and the design of a Kindergarten in Germany, currently under construction.
Daniele is fluent in Italian, German and English and has authored and coauthored several books, journal papers, and peer reviewed scientific articles.