JOINT RESEARCH UNIT 3495 CNRS/MC
Models and Simulations for Architecture and Heritage
MAP laboratory’s profile was formed around the development and the implementation of ICT methods and tools at the disciplinary intersection between information sciences and engineering sciences, as applied to human sciences and in particular to architecture and heritage studies. Gathering architects, engineers, historians, computer scientists and conservation scientists, this Joint Research Unit is under the authority of the National Centre for Scientific Research (UMR 3495) and the French Ministry of Culture. The laboratory gathers teams from CNRS and from national higher schools of architecture of Lyon, Nancy, Marseille and Paris La Villette. Since 2015, the laboratory is associated with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Heritage Conservation and Restoration (CICRP) through a joint laboratory agreement (LabCom MAP-CICRP).