Irina Iamandescu is an architect, lecturer at the ”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning - "Sanda Voiculescu", Department of History and Theory of Architecture & Heritage Conservation, Deputy Director for Immovable Heritage at the National Institute of Heritage and President of ICOMOS Romania. She has been involved in numerous projects on heritage value recognition and its recovery in Bucharest, Cluj, Sibiu, Anina, Petrila, and others as well as in World Heritage protection projects – Roșia Montană, Brâncuși, Frontiers of the Roman Empire – Dacia. Her field of scientific interest is the protection of built heritage with a focus on the research and recovery of industrial heritage, a subject which she approached in her PhD research (defended in 2015).