Alessandro Marata


Alessandro Marata, Architetto, insegna al Corso di Laurea di Design Industriale dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna. La sua attività di ricerca universitaria è rivolta sia al campo dei linguaggi della rappresentazione e della percezione visiva, che a quello della progettazione bioclimatica e delle tecnologie innovative.

Svolge attività professionale nel campo delle nuove costruzioni, del restauro, degli allestimenti e degli interni. I progetti e le realizzazioni sono orientati al soddisfacimento dei criteri per la sostenibilità ambientale e il contenimento dei consumi energetici.

Ha ottenuto numerosi premi e segnalazioni in concorsi nazionali ed internazionali ed ha partecipato alla  mostra “Architetti italiani under 50” alla Triennale di Milano. Attualmente è Presidente del Dipartimento Ambiente e Sostenibilità del Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti, componente dell’Osservatorio per il Paesaggio del Mibact, direttore della rivista Point Z.E.R.O.

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Alessandro Marata, Architect and professor at the Degree of Industrial Design of the University of Bologna. His research fields are both “languages of representation and visual perception”, and “bioclimatic design and innovative technologies”.

It works in new construction, renovation and interior. The projects and achievements are geared to meeting the criteria for environmental sustainability and the reduction of energy consumption.

He has been awarded in national and international competitions and has participated in the exhibition “Italian Architects under 50” at the Milan Triennale. He is currently Chair of the Department of Environment and Sustainability of the National Council of Architects, a member of the Observatory for the Landscape Mibact, editor of Point Z.E.R.O.

Andreas Ptack


Andreas Ptack

Resumé: Andreas Ptack is Director of EKZ Marketing and Sales, Head of the department Library Equipment / Library Interiors; works @ekz since 9 years.

Contacts:  ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH – Bismarckstraße 3, 72764 Reutlingen, Germany

Tel +49-7121-144240; Email: Andreas.ptack(at)

He takes part in the 14th CNBA Day with the speech on Green library suppliers – partners for Green libraries.

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Curriculum: Andreas Ptack dirige il settore Marketing e Vendite dell’EKZ ed è Direttore del Dipartimento “Forniture per biblioteche/Interni di biblioteche”; lavora per EKZ da 9 anni.

Contatti:  ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH – Bismarckstraße 3, 72764 Reutlingen, Germany

Tel +49-7121-144240; Email: Andreas.ptack(at)

Andrea Ptack interviene alla 14a Giornata CNBA con l’intervento Fornitori “verdi” di biblioteche – partner per biblioteche “verdi”.

Libraries as Green Buildings

Libraries as Green Buildings: Designing and Managing an Environmentally Sustainable Library in Germany.

Speaker: Dr. Klaus U. Werner
Head Librarian
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Philological Library, Dept. of Humanities, Germany

Abstract: The “Brain” is the striking metaphor given to the Philological Library at Berlin’s Free University designed by the world famous architect Lord Norman Foster. This does refer to its shape, its exterior and interior structure, which is an architectural consequence of building a library with low energy costs. The heating and ventilation of this kind of dome is cheaper than a rectangular structure because of there is less space, less cubic meters. For the Philological Library, a new energy-saving ventilation and temperature control concept was developed that allows natural ventilation of the building. In addition of a concrete core temperature control, there is no need of a traditional air conditioning with its high consumption of energy. The building was fitted with a double shell of aluminum panels and sun protection glass outside for this purpose (and an inner skin of white fabric), with the ceiling cavity thus created serving as an air supply and exhaust system: membranes on the interior of the dome, and air vents on the exterior. Depending on different weather conditions, certain sections can thus be completely opened or closed. This additional temperature control is carried out by means of a network of plastic pipes laid in the concrete shafts and the intermediate floor of the five levels of the building. Warm or cold water is conducted through them as required. The district heating network supplies the energy. The library is not only a spectacular “green” building, but a location with very good climate conditions – by low costs.

Viveca Pattison Robichaud


Speaker: Viveca Pattison Robichaud

Position: Special Collections Librarian

Architecture Library & Institute for Latino Studies
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame
School of Architecture, 117 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574/631.6018, (cell) 443/996.2228


Masters of Science in Library Science
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2010
Concentration in Cultural Heritage Information Management

Masters of Liberal Arts
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2009
Graduate Thesis entitled Magnificent Threads: The Role of Tapestries in the Aesthetic Culture of the Fifteenth Century Burgundian Court, supervised by Dr. Nancy Zinn, Walters Art Museum

Bachelors of Art
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2005
Western Society and Culture & Art History

Native English speaker; I have taken advanced university level French (reading, writing, and conversation); basic reading knowledge of Italian.

Special Collections Librarian (Assistant Librarian), Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library and Institute for Latino Studies’ Julian Samora Library, July 2014 to present

Librarian and Archivist, Samora Library, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, Academic Year, 2013 through 2014

Assistant Visiting Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Institute for Latino Studies’ Julian Samora Library and Architecture Library, November 2012 through June 2013

Visiting Faculty Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Architecture Library and Rare Books & Special Collections, November 2011 through October 2012

Practicum, George Peabody Library, Sheridan Libraries Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University, Spring 2011

Practicum, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, The Catholic University of America, Spring 2010

Administrative Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, Film & Media Studies Program, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006 through 2011

Curatorial Intern, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, Summer 2004
William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award, 2013, to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Pasadena, April 25-29, 2013

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
2014 – present, Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Travel Award Grant, Task Force Member
2014 – present, Chair, Awards Committee
2012 – 2014, Chair, Travel Awards Sub-Committee
2011 – 2012, member, Travel Awards Sub-Committee
Art Libraries Society of North America – Midstates Chapter (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan)
2015 Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
2012 – present, member, Travel Awards Committee

“SPQR-ND: Interpreting the Roman Forum Through Early Architectural Publications”, ARLIS/NA Midstates Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall 2014,

Review of Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age: Architecture Students at the École des Beaux-Arts 1846-1946, by Jean Paul Carlhian and Margot M. Ellis. ARLIS/NA Reviews, January, 2015,

“The Roman Forum and Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications”, Emerging Technologies Forum, Art Libraries Society of North America 43rd Annual Conference, March 21, 2015, Fort Worth, Texas.

Parker, Jennifer and Viveca Robichaud. “Documenting a City’s Past, Present and Future: Or, how a university library can work with local civic entities to preserve and protect the built and planned environment”, Art Libraries Society of North America 42nd Annual conference, May 4, 2014, Washington, DC.

Robichaud, Viveca and Jennifer Parker. “The Seaside Research Portal and the Future of Archiving the Built Environment”, Art Libraries Society of North America 41st Annual Conference, April 25-29, 2013, Pasadena, CA.

Bolls, Madison, Cecilia Cho, Elizabeth Deegan, Elizabeth Dodson, Viveca Pattison, Jessica Sprigings, and Kevin Gunn. “Student as Teacher: creating LibGuides as a tool for professional development”, “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium, Poster Session, February 25, 2011, Catholic University of America, School of Library Science

Viveca Pattison Robichaud takes part in the 14th CNBA Day with a speech on SPQR-ND_Interpreting the Roman forum Through Early Architectural Publications