Mario Santana-Quintero is currently an Assistant Professor on Architectural Conservation and Sustainability at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), as well as, guest professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed studies in architecture and obtained a PhD on ‘The use of three-dimensional documentation and dissemination techniques in studying built heritage’ at the R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). Additionally, he is the President of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA) and Executive Officer of the Virtual Systems and Multimedia Society (VSMM Society). Besides his academic activities, he has collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for UNESCO, ICCROM, World Monuments Fund, The Getty Conservation Institute, UNDP, Welfare Association, and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
Stephen Fai holds a professional BArch (Carleton) and a PhD in religious studies (Ottawa). He is an Associate Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism where he teaches in the design studio and in the PhD program. He has taught courses on hand drawing and on various themes in the history and theory of architecture. Professor Fai served as the acting director of the School of Architecture (2002 - 2004), director (2004 - 2005), and associate director, graduate programs (2006 - 2010). He became the Director of CIMS in 2007. Stephen's research interests are at the intersections of architecture, religion, and representation. These have played out through various projects during his time at CIMS. His most recent focus is on applications of building information modelling for heritage conservation and cultural landscapes.