Jakub Szczepanski is a Professor at the Faculty of Architecture,
Gdańsk University of Technology. In 2016 he was appointed as Vice-Dean for the Department of Scientific Research. Since 2019 he is also the Chairman of the Board of Scientific Discipline, Architecture and Urban Planning.
Szczepański is an architect, historian of architecture and a conservator. His research is focused both on the architectural history of Gdańsk and Baltic Sea cities’ as well as the conservation of monuments and the main challenges cities are currently facing.
He has supervised conservation works in Gdańsk (i.e. St. John's Church, Old Town Hall, Great Mill, Market Hall) and in Tallinn, Estonia. He is also a member of the Architecture and Urbanism Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN).
Currently Szczepański is involved in the H2020-MSCA-RISE “SOS Climate Waterfront” project, where the goal of the project is to combine research and innovation on waterfront studies to face climate change.