Luisa Pastore is the Coordinator of the Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
She liaises between the Academic Committee and the Holcim Foundation’s Board and Office. She was minute keeper of the five regional Holcim Awards juries 2020 and the Global Holcim Awards jury of 2021.
Luisa Pastore is an architectural engineer specialized in sustainable architecture, bioclimatic design, and comfort in buildings.
She is a Scientific Collaborator at the Smart Living Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).
She is also Professor of Material Behavior, and Architecture and Energy Concepts at the Ecole d’architecture et d’architecture d’intérieur (Idées House), and an Impact and Sustainability Advisor at Amber Lion Partners (2021-).
She co-founded SBskin-Smart Building Skin (2013-), a technological start-up based in Palermo, Italy for the development of innovative and energy-efficient building façade components. With her entrepreneurial idea, she was awarded as Innovator Under 35 Italy 2014 by MIT Technology Review Italy.
Luisa Pastore completed a PhD in Architecture at the University of Palermo (2014), followed by post-doctoral studies at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), EPFL.