Ștefan Bâlici is the acting President of the Romanian Order of Architects. He is an associate professor at the Chair for Architecture History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest (since 2000), teaching architecture conservation, with a focus on archaeological heritage. He has been active in several professional and civil society organizations, among which Europa Nostra and ICOMOS, is a founding member and project coordinator (2006-2016) of the Association ARA (Architecture. Restoration. Archaeology), and managing partner and conservation planner with OPUS Architecture Studio, Bucharest (2001-2016). He headed the National Institute of Heritage (2016-2022), where he was responsible for the implementation of public policies and programs for the conservation of cultural heritage in Romania.