Riggio, Mariapaola

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Associate Professor of Wood Design and Architecture
Department: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Office Location: 

236 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-2138
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-3385
Education: 
PhD, 2007 – Mechanical and Structural Engineering Dept. University of Trento, Italy
MS, 1997 – Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy
Research Areas: 
  • Timber Mechanics and Structural Engineering
  • Wood Architecture, Green Building and Environmental Performance
  • Art, Architecture and Design
Research Interests: 
  • Advanced Wood Products in Architecture
  • Architecture & Engineering Interdisciplinary Research
  • Monitoring
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Renewable Materials in Architectural Design
  • Structural Health Assessment

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
  • WSE 225
    PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WITH WOOD AND OTHER RENEWABLE MATERIALS
    Introduction to architectural design, considering the different building requirements and the solutions available, with a focus on wood-based products and other ligno-cellulosic materials
    Additional Information: 
  • WSE 425/525
    TIMBER TECTONICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
    An exploration of the advances in design, construction and fabrication of timber buildings. Includes experimentation with both physical and digital models and a final project, in collaboration with University of Oregon Architecture students.
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Selected Publications: 
  1. Baas, E.J., Riggio, M. and Barbosa, A.R., 2021. A methodological approach for structural health monitoring of mass-timber buildings under construction. Construction and Building Materials, 268, p.121153.
  2. Riggio, M. and Cheng, N.Y.W., 2021. Computation and Learning Partnerships: Lessons from Wood Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Integration. Education Sciences, 11(3), p.124.
  3. Riggio, M. and Dilmaghani, M., 2020. Structural health monitoring of timber buildings: A literature survey. Building Research & Information, 48(8), pp.817-837.
  4. Riggio, M., Alhariri, N. and Hansen, E., 2020. Paths of innovation and knowledge management in timber construction in North America: A focus on water control design strategies in CLT building enclosures. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 16(1), pp.58-83.
  5. Schmidt, E.L., Riggio, M., Barbosa, A.R. and Mugabo, I., 2019. Environmental response of a CLT floor panel: Lessons for moisture management and monitoring of mass timber buildings. Building and Environment, 148, pp.609-622.