Claudiu Silvestru studied Architecture at the Technical Universities of Cluj-Napoca, Sevilla and Graz, where he graduated with the diploma thesis on “Kogaionon – Tourism upgrading in an archeology reservation” in 2009. In 2014 he completes his PhD at the Vienna University of Technology with a thesis on “Staged Fragments – The Tourist Interpretation of Historical Contexts Using the Example of the Medieval Heritage of Vienna”.
For the past years he worked on various large scale construction projects within the cultural heritage sector collaborating with several architectural offices. Currently, Claudiu Silvestru is working for hochform. Architekten ZT GmbH in Vienna where he is a cultural heritage expert. His fields of activity include the project lead for refurbishment projects and the research and implementation of Heritage BIM approaches.
2016 Claudiu Silvestru founded the Cultural Heritage Integration Lab as a hub for collaborative projects focused on interpretation and awareness raising for cultural heritage issues. Current research and implementation projects address the employment of mobile applications for the interpretation of cultural heritage.
Claudiu Silvestru is the Austrian country coordinator of Interpret Europe – the European Association for Heritage Interpretation – and an active member of the Austrian National Committee of ICOMOS.