Claudio Sanzaro

Claudio Sanzaro

Lead Digital Coordinator, Teacher

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   VE | Built Environment and Sustainability


  Emailclaudio.sanzaro@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 4046


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Claudio Sanzaro profile photo in black and white. His hands are folded together in front of his face

Contact details

   VE | Built Environment and Sustainability


  Emailclaudio.sanzaro@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 4046


   Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

More information

Claudio Sanzaro is an experienced architectural designer, builder and educator with a specialization in digital practices.

He is passionate about providing quality education to diverse communities. His approach is to maximize his investment of time and knowledge by drawing on his research and past experiences to develop an active learning environment that encourages students to ask questions and seek answers.

Overview

Claudio’s passion for architectural design in education is founded on a problem resolution methodology. The design process is a journey through which we problem solve, research, reflect and explore. The ever changing parameters that we are often called on to refine and source solutions whilst pushing the boundaries to produce quality outcomes and at times, from ambiguous briefings.

Claudio's designs identify spaces that are manipulated to perform specific functions in which the design resonates within the human psyche, beckoning human engagement. Claudio's belief is "That experience can give us the wisdom to shape the restraints of reality".

Moving through many of his completed architectural spaces it is evident he is able to portray and detail the design journey. His empathy to the essence of the client’s needs and requirements are defined in the unique designs and built outcomes. Claudio’s understanding of digital parametric software enables him to transition from sketch to 3D modeling incorporating (BIM) Building information management tools to communicate design and construction intent whilst staying true to the original essence of a design.

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Industry experience

Membership and Registrations

  • VBA (Victorian Building Authority)
  • Design Matters Membership

 

2008 - Current

  • CSconcepts Building Designers - VBA Registered building and interior designer

2012

  • Voda Building Services - Visualization and Revit specialist

2010

  • Balcombe Griffith Architects - Healthcare Architect

2007

  • P & C Design & Drafting Services - Draftsperson

2005

  • Neil Monitto & Associates - Draftsperson

2003

  • Drapers Civil Contracting - Surveyor’s aid and site supervisor

1993

  • Sanzaro Constructions & Excavations - Construction and earth moving contractor
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Research

Claudio fosters a cross disciplinary approach to teaching which he incorporates in his delivery “In professional practice we collaborate with many differing specialists to produce quality outcomes why not encourage that philosophy from the beginning in our teaching". He has worked in collaboration with the Rmit Plumbing department and students on a joint venture proposal in the form of the Water Innovation Challenge Program. This won him an award for his contribution.

Research keywords

BIM Building Information Management, Parametric Modeling, Incorporating Design Software, Design for Innovation, Sustainable Futures

Research output summary

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Awards

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Awards

RMIT Teaching and Research Award

Programs that Enhance Learning Innovation in Curricula Learning and Training, School of Architecture and Design

Recipients: Claudio Sanzaro

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.