Name: Coomans

First name: Thomas

Function: Prof. Dr.

Affiliation: KU Leuven (department of Architecture)

Country: Belgium



CV: Thomas Coomans (°1962) is professor at KU Leuven, department of Architecture, where he teaches architecture history, building archaeology, and built heritage conservation. He is staff at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, and visiting professor at the Peking University Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences. Since more than 25 years his research on church architecture, from medieval to 20th-century, combines architectural historical methods with building archaeology, construction history, and conservation. His current research focuses on Christian architecture in China and cross-cultural exchanges, including construction techniques. He published 14 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters in international publications (, and is the director of the series “Architectura medii aevi” (Brepols Publishers). Thomas Coomans is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, the Royal Academy of Archaeology of Belgium, ICOMOS isc Shared Built Heritage, etc., a council member of FRH-Future for Religious Heritage, as well as a member of the redaction boards of several international journals.