Favro’s research explores the urbanism of ancient Rome, archaeological historiography, women in architecture, and digital applications of 3D modeling in the humanities.  Her publications include Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (co-editor, UC Press, 1994; Turkish editions 2007, 2011), The Urban Image of Augustan Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Paradigm and Progeny (co-editor, JRA Supplement 2015) and Roman Architecture and Urbanism (co-author with F. Yegül, Cambridge University Press).  Founding Director of the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Dr. Favro was an early adopter of 3D real-time digital modeling for historical research, with substantive grants (NEH, NSF, Intel, and the Mellon Foundation among others) for such pioneering, award-winning projects as the Digital Roman Forum and Digital Karnak.  At UCLA she collaborated on the establishment of two vibrant interdisciplinary initiatives: Digital Humanities and Urban Humanities and is currently Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Architecture.  Among other honors she was the James Ackerman Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 2014. Dr. Favro served as President of the Society of Architectural Historians.  In 2016 she was named a SAH Fellow for a lifetime of significant contributions to the field.


Experiencial Technologies Center
Digital Karnak
Visualizing Statues


PH.D., Architectural History, UC Berkeley
M.A., Art History, UC Santa Barbara
B.A., Art, San Jose State