Antonino Saggio is an architect, scholar and full time tenured professor of Architecural and Urban Design at University of La Sapienza, Rome and he is the founder and editor of the international book series "Information Technology Revolution in Architecture". The book series is very popular among students and scholars around the world being published in English (by Birkhäuser), in Chinese (by Prominence) and in Italian (Testo&Immagine, Edilstampa). The Thirtyfive books being published so far represent an important cultural contribution in the process of foundation of a new digital culture in architecture.
Saggio delivered Lectures and Key Notes speeches on topic related to Information Technology and History and criticism of Italian Architecture in many institutions around the world among which Architectural Association in London, Eth in Zürich, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Cornell University in Rome, Iuav and Biennale in Venice, InArch Rome, Eaae in Barcellona, Ministry of research in Athens, School of Architecture in Oslo, Acadia New York, Hyperbodies in Delft and in many other academic or professionals institutions in Porto, Paris, Auburn, Haifa, Frankfurt, Kassel, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Wien, Barcellona, Cape Town, Seoul, Pittsburgh, Istanbul, Santa Fe, Kuwait city, Taipei, Tirana, Budapest.
Saggio has a vast bibliography (thirty Prefaces, many Chapter of books and catalogues, essays in referred journal, articles in "Architectural Design", "Architese", "Jae" "Op. Cit.", "Domus", "Costruire" and many others major magazines. He is author of several books, among which: Architettura e Modernit. Dal Bauhaus a la rivoluzione Informatica (Carocci 2010), Giuseppe Terragni Life and Works (Laterza, 1995 2004, 2005), Introduction to Information Technology Revolution in Architecture (Carocci 2007) Peter Eisenman. Excavations into the future and Frank O. Gehry (Testo&Immagine 1996 e 1997), Giuseppe Pagano (Dedalo 1984) & Louis Sauer, An America Architect (Officina 1988). His editorial activity comprehends the co-foundation of the magazine "Il Progetto" the direction of the book monographs "The Architects" (Marsilio) after the death of Bruno Zevi, the direction of the Supplement "On&Off", the on line section "Coffee Break" in webzine "arch.it" that holds eighty of his articles.
Prof. Saggio holds a professional degree in Architecture (1979) and a diploma of Planning from the University of Rome La Sapienza, a Master of Science from Carnegie-Mellon and a PhD from the Italian Ministry of research. He has been teaching in several universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. In particularly at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh where he was tenure track faculty in the Eignhties and Fizt Gibbon chair professor in 2001, GhK-Kassel Gast Professor 1999, Nctu Taipei guest professor 2008, Eth-Zurich assistant professor at the Chair of Caad 1991-1993. He won awards in design competitions in the first phase of his career, and academic research grant from institutions such as the Fulbright Commission, the Graham Foundation and the Council of Italian Research. He founded in 2003 the resaearch group Nitrosaggio.net which operates transdisciplinary in the relationships between Design and Information Technology.
Saggio keeps a web site that is a hub of architectural debate in Italy and one of the most visited of the University La Sapienza where he holds the chair of "Architecture and Information Technolgy" at the School of Architecture Ludovico Quaroni.