Since joining the University as the Resident Architect in 1993, Claudio has been a driving force behind the transformation of uOttawa’s campus, overseeing the successful completion of over $1.5B worth of large-scale construction and renovation projects, including several new buildings.
Promoted to Assistant Director of Facilities’ Planning and Programming sector in 2003, Claudio later assumed the position of Executive Director in 2008. Reporting directly to the Vice-President, Resources, the Executive Director manages uOttawa’s largest Service, with 174 employees and over $2B in physical assets, and is responsible for the planning, engineering, sustainability, and maintenance of uOttawa’s campus.
Recognizing the complexities of developing a campus in the heart of an established community, Claudio’s skilled diplomacy and openness have laid the foundation for building important relations with uOttawa’s Sandy Hill neighbours. He has also fostered links with the construction industry, raising the profile of the University as one of the region’s top employers.
Claudio was conferred the honour of fellowship in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for his outstanding contributions to the profession and has also served two terms as President of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board; during that time, he negotiated an international mutual recognition agreement on accreditation system equivalences for professional architectural training programs.
He received a President’s Award from the University of Ottawa in 2006 for Service to the University through Media and Community Relations, awarded for sharing his insight and expertise with the community through the media.
Claudio is a licenced Architect with professional degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies, is fluent in French, English, and Italian, and is a bourgeoning watercolour artist.