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Mario Santana Quintero

Assistant Professor of Architectural Conservation and Sustainability

Degrees:Architect, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Master in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings, Ph.D. in Engineering (Architecture), University of Leuven (Belgium), P.Eng.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3093
Email:mario.santana@carleton.ca
Office:5207 Canal Building

Prof. Santana’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignment 2016-2017

  • CIVE 3207 Historic Site Recording and Assessment
  • CIVE 4601 Building Pathology and Rehabilitation
  • ARCN 4100 Historic Site Recording and Assessment
  • ARCH 4200 Building Pathology and Rehabilitation
  • CIVE 4918 Design Group
  • CIVE 5705 Advanced Building Characterization Conservation and Rehabilitation

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • CIVE 2004 GIS, Surveying, and Graphics

Current Professional Positions

Professional History

  • 2010 – 2014 President, International Scientific Committee for Heritage Documentation (CIPA-ICOMOS)
  • 2005 – 2011 Professor, University College St. Lieven (Belgium)
  • 2007 – 2011 Assistant professor, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium);
  • 2006 – 2011 Lecturer, Graduate program in Historic Preservation, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • 2008 – 2011 Guest professor, University of Aachen RWTH (Germany)
  • 2003 – 2004 Visiting professor, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2003 – 2005 Coordinator, Information Management Systems workgroup, UNESCO World Heritage Centre (France)

Research Team

Graduate Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Michael Gutland
B.Eng. Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering, Environmental Stream (Summer 2016) to start in the M.A.Sc. Civil program in Fall 2016)
Natalie Miller
M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)

Graduate Students (Architecture)

Kenneth Percy
Ph.D.  (In Prog.)
Davide Mezzino
Ph.D.  (In Prog.), cotutelle with Politenico di Torino (Italy)
Sarah Ward
M.A. (Architecture) (2015)

Graduate Students in Conservation of Monuments and Sites

Ona Vileikis
Ph.D. (In Prog.) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Veronica Heras
Ph.D. (2014) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Daphne Roels
M.Sc. (2014) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Antigoni Ntregka
M.Eng. (2012) National Technical University Athens (Greece)
Giorgio Cesaro
M.Sc. (2011) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Branka Cuca
Ph.D. (2010) Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Liesbeth Lacroix
M.Sc. (2010) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Bjorn Van Genechten
Ph.D. (2009) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Benedetto Soriani
M.Sc. (2008) Raymond Leimaire International Centre for Conservation, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) program

Carolina Abril
Guest Researcher (2014), in collaboration with the Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador)
Luis Bello Caballero
Guest Researcher (2016), in collaboration with the Universidad de Oriente (Santiago, Cuba)

 Research Interests

International and transdisciplinary interest in developing capacity building and research programs in the study, protection, monitoring and conservation of built heritage. In the past, I actively developed approaches in the appropriate use of 3D digital tools for recording, documentation and information management tools for heritage places (eg. Computer-Aided Drafting applications; 3D modelling; active and passive web –design; surveying instruments; photogrammetry; image processing; 3D laser scanning; and digital presentation).

Currently, I am the director of The NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program, which is a research, training and internship program for PhD., Masters and undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. It provides students with hands-on opportunities to work and learn in the built heritage industry, in addition to their degree program. The program is fully funded for Masters and PhD students and post-doctoral fellows through the federal government’s NSERC CREATE grant program, with additional support from Carleton University.

Heritage Engineering is a multi-disciplinary program, with opportunities for students in engineering, architecture, information technology and Canadian Studies. It is led by Carleton University researchers Mario Santana (Department of Civil Engineering) and Stephen Fai (Azrieli School of Architecture), and includes research professors from Carleton University, Université de Montréal, and Université de Québec à Montréal in civil, environmental, mechanical and aerospace engineering, architecture, information technology and Canadian Studies who supervise student research and training. The program is open to graduate students from all three universities.

 Representative Publications

(2014) Santana Quintero, M. Percy, K. Ward, S. Morrison, T. Digitizing Alexander Grahan Bell’s Beinn Bhreagh for its conservation. SCIRES-IT Vol 4/1. E-ISSN 2239-4303. Pp. 141-147

(2014) Brumana, R. Santana Quintero, M., Barazzetti, L. Previtali, M., Banfi, F., Oreni, D. Roels, D., and Roncoroni, F. Towards a virtual hub approach for landscape assessment and multimedia ecomuseum using multitemporal-maps. ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2015. XXV International CIPA Symposium, Aug 31 – 4 Sept. 2014, Taipei, Taiwan. Pp. 49-56

(2015) Mezzino D. Pei, W. Santana Quintero, M. Reyes Rodriguez, R. Documenting Modern Mexican Architectural Heritage for Posterity: Barragan’s Casa Cristo, in Guadalajara, Mexico. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2015. XXV International CIPA Symposium, Aug 31 – 4 Sept. 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Pp. 199-206.

(2015) Percy, K. Ward, S. Santana Quintero, M. Morrison, T. Integrated Digital Technologies for the Architectural Rehabilitation & Conservation of Beinn Bhreagh Hall & Surrounding Site, Nova Scotia, Canada. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2015. XXV International CIPA Symposium, Aug 31 – 4 Sept. 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Pp. 235-241.

(2015) Percy, K. Ouimet. C. Ward, S. Santana Quintero, M. Cancino, C. Wong, L. Marcus, B. Whittaker, S. Boussalh, M. Documentation for emergency condition mapping Of Decorated historic surfaces At the Caid Residence, The Kasbah of Taourirt (Ouarzazate, Morocco). ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 2015. XXV International CIPA Symposium, Aug 31 – 4 Sept. 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Pp. 229-234.

(2014) Brumana, R. Santana Quintero, M. Barazzetti, L. Previtali, M. Oreni, D. Roels, D. Capitani, M, Della Torre, S. A geoswot chart, using a values centred approach and multi temporal-maps for landscape assessment and multimedia ecomuseum. Scientific Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” proceedings, 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, 10 – 14 November 2014, Florence (Italy).

(2014) Ntregkaa, A. Georgopoulos,  A. Santana Quintero, M. Investigation on the use of HDR images for Cultural Heritage Documentation, International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, Vol 3/1, 2014:2 -18.

(2013) Heras, V. Wijffels, A. Santana Quintero, M. Cardoso, F. Della Torre, S. Van Orshoven, J. Steenberghen, T. Van Balen, K. “A value based monitoring system to support heritage conservation planning”, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013:130-147.

(2012) Ioannides, M. Santana Quintero, M. Akashesh, T. Preface. Ioannides, International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era Vol 1 No 2, 2012, iii – iv. Multi Science Publishing, Essex (UK) , ISSN 2047-4970.

(2012) Cesaro, G. Vadafari, A. Paolini, A. Santana Quintero, M. Van Balen, K. Vileikis, O. Petra Archaeological Park: defining boundaries and mapping risk, American Journal of Archaeology, The Archaeological Institute of America, Vol 116 No 4, October 2012:733-734.

(2012) Cesaro, G. Santana Quintero, M. Preliminary Risk Assessment at the Petra Archaeological Park: Recording Strategy. Ioannides, International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era Vol 1 No 2, 2012:295-312. Multi Science Publishing, Essex (UK) , ISSN 2047-4970.

(2012) Heras, V. Steenberghe, T. Zuñiga, M. Cardos, F. Santana Quintero, M. Van Balen, K., “An Information System for heritage documentation management of Cuenca city, Ecuador” MASKANA Scientific Journal of the University of Cuenca, Vol. 3 / N° 1/ Jun 2012, 05 (51 – 61), Cuenca, Ecuador, ISSN No. 1390-6143 http://diuc.ucuenca.edu.ec/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=149&view=viewdownload&catid=72&cid=165

(2012) Cesaro, G. Fakhoury, L. Paolini, A. Santana Quintero, M. Vadafari, A. Van Balen K. Vileikis, O., Risk Management at Heritage Sites: a case study of the Petra World Heritage Site, Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & UNESCO Amman Office, ISBN 978-92-3-001073-7.

(2012) Matero, F. Santana Quintero, M. ed., Digital Heritage 1.2. Change Over Time: International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, Fall 2011, 1 (2). University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia (USA), ISSN 2153-0563X

(2012) Santana Quintero, M. Vileikis, O. Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age (SMARTdoc-heritage) Change Over Time: International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, Fall2011, 1 (2), 156 – 164. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia (USA), ISSN 2153-0563X

(2012) Santana Quintero, M. Van Genechten, B. Seif, A.Ghattas, G. Laser Scanning the Past for the Future: Baalbek temple. Change Over Time: International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, Fall2011, 1 (2), 252 – 267. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia (USA), ISSN 2153-0563X

(2011). Santana Quintero, M., Ed., Stylianidis, E., Ed., Patias, P., Ed. CIPA Heritage Documentation. Athens, Greece: ICOMOS & ISPRS Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage. ISBN c16821750

(2011). Protecting BAALBEK’s Integrity. (Santana Quintero, M., Ed., Seif, A., Ed.). Leuven, Belgium: Raymond Leimare International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) – University College St. Lieven. ISBN 978-90-8169-530-5

(2008) Santana Quintero, m., Ed., Lerma, J., Ed., Heine, E., Ed., Van Genechten, B., Ed. Theory and practice on Terrestrial Laser Scanning: Training material based on practical applications. (Valencia, Spain: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Editorial. ISBN 978-84-8363-312-0

(2008) Santana Quintero, M., Stulens, A., Addison, A., Pletinckx, D. Monitoring Monuments: A low-cost digital early warning system for preventive conservation of built heritage. (Pletinckx, Daniel, Ed.). Know How Books, Kista, Sweden: EPOCH Know How Books.

(2007) Santana Quintero, M., Blake, B., Eppich, R. I-Conservation of architectural heritage: the role of digital documentation tools: the need for appropriate teaching material. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 5(2), 240-253. ISSN 1478-0771