Graduated in architecture in 2004 at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Master degree in Architecture. He was awarded a PhD scholarship in Architecture and Theory at “La Sapienza” and he developed part of his PhD dissertation research at the UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design, in Los Angeles (CA).

He was an Adjunct professor at the EU Five Year Master course in Architecture of “La Sapienza”, in Rome. Between 2005 and 2011 he was co-founder of the ‘ungroup’ Architecture office based in Rome; during this period he took part in numerous national and international competitions some of which were awarded prizes and shown in international exhibitions.

From October 2011 until April 2020 he was a full time Lecturer at POLIS University in Tirana (AL), where he was Dean of the School of Planning and Urban Design. At POLIS University he was also PhD programme supervisor for the International Joint PhD Program in Architecture and Urban Planning with Ferrara University and POLIS University, and Head of the Applied Research Unit Observatory of the Mediterranean Basin (OMB). In January 2015 he was Visiting Faculty Member at UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design, in Los Angeles (CA).

Currently he is Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture (MSA). His research is focused on Architecture and Urban Design, especially in the relationship between architecture and interrupted urban processes.

Research

Book Chapters

Rossi, L., Pedata, L., 2021. 'Drawings as form of knowledge. Re-presenting Gjirokastra.'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B., Dhamo, S. (eds.) RETHINKING GJIROKASTRA. Can architecture and city planning stimulate hope and growth for shrinking cities?, POLIS Press, Tirana.

Rossi, L., 2019. 'Multi-scale reading of a city's resilience'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) Pristina New European Capital. Image of a city to be discovered, pp. 14-17, POLIS Press.

Rossi, L., Papa, D., 2019. 'Urban exceptions. The interruption of consolidated urban logic as opportunity to regenerate pubic space in Pristina'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) Pristina New European Capital. Image of a city to be discovered, pp. 270-281.

Rossi, L., 2018. 'Fragments as methodology / an overview of OMB's research'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B., Porfido, E. (eds.) Projecting Shkodra Operative Fragments Between Lake, River and Sea : a Project Developed in the Framework of the International Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Planning IDAUP, Polis University, Albania, pp. 12-21, POLIS Press, Tirana (AL).

Rossi, L., 2018. 'Islands and Fragile edges. Reclaiming the river landscape in Berat's Historical center'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) When a river flows. Strategies for environmental, touristic and infrastructural development of Albanian rivers, pp. 12-19, POLIS Press.

Rossi, L., 2018. 'Operative Islands in Berat'. In Antilia Forme, Visioni, Immagini Sull'isola, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Rossi, L., 2016. 'A new characterization of the Mediterranean landscape / itineraries, lines and natural podiums'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) Albanian Riviera An Alternative Model of Progress and Development for a Next Generation Albania : a Project of the Joint International PhD Program, pp. 32-36.

Rossi, L., 2016. 'OMB / the Observatory of Mediterranean Basin The new unit of Applied Research Department - POLIS University'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) Albanian Riviera An Alternative Model of Progress and Development for a Next Generation Albania : a Project of the Joint International PhD Program, pp. 18-25.

Rossi, L., 2015. 'Creative processes in comparison. Energy, material and hidden logics'. In Rossi, L., Aliaj, B. (eds.) Durana. Albania's New Sustainable Image, pp. 27-33, Botime Pegi.

Rossi, L., 2012. 'Operazioni, strumenti e tecniche per una strategia del comporre'. In Trasi, N. (eds.) Introduzione al progetto di architettura didattica e ricerca, pp. 37-43, Kappa.

Rossi, L., 2007. 'Il finger modulo, binario architettonico'. In Carpenzano, O. (eds.) 5 idee per Pietralata.

Journal Articles

Rossi, L., Pedata, L., Porfido, E., Resta, G., 2018. 'Fragile Edges and Floating Strategies along the Albanian Coastline', The Plan Journal, 2 (2), pp. 685-705.

Rossi, L., 2016. 'Urban multimodality. Re-thinking the role of the railway station in informal cities.', Forum A+P, 17, pp. 8-43.

Rossi, L., 2015. 'Tirana Interrupted Urban vision to inspire the future', Forum A+P, 16, pp. 78-87.

Conference Papers

Rossi, L., 2019. 'The castle, the rivers and the green belt. Dynamic resilience in Shkodra's river confluence', XXII Conferenza Nazionale SIU Società Italiana degli Urbanisti L'urbanistica Italiana di fronte all'agenda 2030 per lo sviluppo sostenibile, Matera - Bari, 5/6/2019 - 7/6/2019, in Planum Publisher, pp. 1378-1386.

Rossi, L., Pedata, L., Porfido, E., 2018. 'Floating strategies for Adriatic-Ionian tourism development', Enhancing sustainable tourism in adriatic-ionian region through co-creation the role of Universities and public-private partnerships., Macerata (IT), 15/9/2018 - 16/9/2018, in eum Edizioni Università di Macerata, pp. 165-189.

Rossi, L., 2017. 'From Nolli Map to Tirana Hidden. Historical fiction as contemporary urban design approach', 105th ACSA Annual Meeting | Brooklyn says "Move to Detroit", Detroit, Michigan, 23/3/2017 - 25/3/2017, in ACSA Press, pp. 135-141.

Rossi, L., Janku, E., Stevens, J., 2017. 'Landscape in Fragments: A study of an Albanian landscape corridor from Shkodra to the Adriatic Sea.', ACSA Fall Conference | Crossings Between the Proximate and Remote, Marfa, TX, 12/10/2017 - 14/10/2017, in ACSA Press, pp. 78-86.

Rossi, L., 2015. 'From Rome interrupted to Tirana hidden. Images of a city to be discovered', 6º UDESIGN 2015 Congress / "paradigm", University of Monterrey, Mexico, in © JAAD.