Emel Petërçi

Emel Petërçi



Scientific Research


KDr. Emel Petërçi is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at Polis University, where he has worked as such since 2018. From 2020, she is part of the Faculty for Research and Development (FKZH) in the Department of Scientific Research.

KDr. Emel Petërçi is in the last year of his PhD in a joint PhD program between Polis University, Tirana and the University of Ferrara, Italy, with the topic “Constants of Sacred Architecture. A conceptual tool to identify the sacred”. Her research interests include both the cultural heritage aspects of their digitization and documentation as well as the typological aspects where she has mainly focused on converted sacred spaces.

In addition to her work in the academic field, she contributed as an Architect and Urban Designer from 2015 to 2018 at Studio MetroPOLIS sh.p.k. Most of her duties have been in cooperation with local and private authorities, managing projects of various scales and types.


“Recovered materials for participatory urban design processes: The case of Struga City”-G.Papa; E.Petërçi on ArchiDoct- The e-journal for the dissemination of doctor, Published on Scopus on Vol. 8 (2) / February 2021; ISBN: ISSN 2309-0103;

“2/Sofratikë_Landscape and History”- Petërçi, Emel; Blerim, Nika; Suppa, Martina In OMB- Observatory of the Mediterranean Basin Vol.6 . (2020) pp.196-201. – ISBN:978-9928-347-01-5.

“Landscape of historical identity. Exploring Landscapes in the State of Liminality in/and the case of Sofratika”- Petërçi, Emel; In Rurban Sequences (Inquiries on Dropull’s states of Liminality) In OMB- Observatory of the Mediterranean Basin Vol.6 . (2020) pp.228-235. – ISBN: 978-9928-4459-8-8.

Book of Abstracts: “Recovering the Right to the City in Post Pandemic-Ëhat about sacred spaces?”. Petërçi, Emel, pp.44-44. In TDË2021 International Scientific Conference “The Post-Pandemic Right to the City” – ISBN:978-9928-347-03-9. In Tirana Design Ëeek (TDË) 2021- date:02-06 October

Book of Abstracts: “Constant of the Sacred Space. Identifying the Architectural Constants in the Case of Church and Mosque Spaces.” Petërçi, Emel, pp.148-149. In 2Nnd IConA International Conference on Architecture “Canon and Code. The language of arts in today’s ëorld” vol. 2: date: June 30- July 01 2021

Book of Proceedings: “The virtual representation of converted sacred spaces. The Case of Saint Nicholas church in Albania.” Petërçi, Emel, pp.139-140. In ICAUD-FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN NEË & OLD NORMALITY POST 2020 – ISBN:978-9928-135-38-4 vol. 4. Date: 22-24 November 2021