Having obtained his degree at the Faculty in Florence in 1983, Roberto Gargiani completed his doctorate on the history of ar- chitecture and urbanism in 1992. He has published several works on Perret, Le Corbusier, Labrouste, Semper and Brunelleschi. Roberto Gargiani taught the history of architecture in Florence, Rouen and Paris then, beginning in 1999, at the Faculty of Archi- tecture at Roma Tre where he was appointed to the post of Professor in 2001. In 1999, he became Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), teaching the history of architecture. In March 2005, he was appointed to the post of Professor of the History of Architecture and Construction at the EPFL’s School of Architecture.