Simone RICCA

heritage conservation expert

Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Politics from Exeter University, United kingdom; Master Degree in Architectural Conservation from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Architectural Degree from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Simone Ricca has been working in the field of architectural conservation for 25 years. In addition, he has carried out academic research and regularly runs technical seminars and training programmes in heritage conservation with ICCROM, UNESCO and many NGOs. He’s notably in charge of writing Nomination Files and Tentative Lists, of site assessments, of training courses on the 1972 World Heritage Convention and on architectural conservation, of research and conferences.


urban planner - architect dplg

Master Degree in Architecture and Town Planning (specialisation scenography), Architect D.P.L.G, National School of Architecture in Montpellier [ENSAM], 1989, France.

François Cristofoli is a town planner and an architect. He’s been working for 30 years in France and abroad, in private architectural and urban planning firms, for institutions such as the World Bank, UNESCO, and local and regional bodies (IAU IdF, Grand Lyon). He’s notably in charge of the architectural and urban studies and site valorisation, of the realisation of the graphic documents (books, nomination files, cartography, plans and maps), of site assessments, of client support and of meeting design and facilitation.


architect and urban designer

Ph.D. in Architectural Design and urban planning: “Around the Islamic Sahara. Unstable topographies between desert, architecture and city”, Sapienza Università di Roma, Department of Architectural Design and Theory, Rome, Italy.

Since 2002, Filippo De Dominicis has worked within several architectural firms and public bodies, in Italy and abroad. He carries out academic research and regularly participates in scientific programmes on Islamic architecture and Arabian oases. Within RCHeritage since 2017, he’s in charge of site assessments and surveys (urban and building condition, conservation, etc.), architectural and urban studies and projects, research, and realisation of graphic documents (cartography, plans and maps).

BIO. S. Ricca https://www.dropbox.com/s/sig8858jxtz2zzy/CV_Ricca%202020-12_EN.pdf?dl=0
BIO F. Cristofolihttps://www.dropbox.com/s/d7a11f7jfpsagda/CV_Cristofoli%202020-12_EN.pdf?dl=0


architect and heritage preservation expert

Ph.D. in Architectural monuments restoration / building archaeology, York University, 2005, U.K.; Master Degree in Architecture (D.P.L.G), National School of Architecture in Marseille, 1996, France.

Bruno Deslandes has joigned RCHeritage in 2019 and is notably in charge of built heritage preservation and valorisation, and remote sensing. Bruno has a significant experience in the Middle-East; expert to UNESCO since 1997, he has a unique international expertise in the field of emergency documentation and diagnostic of heritage at risk, including during armed conflicts.

  1. RCHERITAGE consultants builds on the professional expertise of its two founders, whose complementary backgrounds range from policy-drafting and site management to planning, from conservation to valorisation