1. Born in Rome, Italy on May 15
  2. Graduated with Honours from La Sapienza University in Rome, with a degree in Architecture (Faculty led by Prof. Giuseppe Perugini).
  3. Junior designer in design team at I.R.Co.S. S.p.A. Worked on several public housing projects.
  4. Founded Studio Associato Housing with fellow architects Santacesaria and Scialanga and with Ing. Giannelli.
  5. Opened architectural practice in Bologna, Italy.




Professional activity

For years, PGGa's main interests in the design research field are oriented towards environmental sustainability, interpreted according to the bioclimatic principles and the accurate knowledge of both the performance protocols and building systems in relation to construction complexity and how this interacts with site context. This design approach has to involve correct and systematic discussions with other professionals as part of the building and management processes necessary for any intervention.

Buildings characterized by high-energy efficiency, zero emissions and, therefore, low environmental impact, combined with accurate formal and functional research, are a constant feature of the company’s projects and achievements in recent years.

PGGa's most important customers belong both to the public and private field, including building companies, Housing Cooperatives, private companies, multinational corporations, Local Authorities. In particular, since 1998 the office acts as consultant to ACER Bologna, for which it has developed social housing, collective and health services, both in the new construction and restoration field.

Part of the project activity is involved in architectural competitive exams, both at national and international level, considered as a possibility of acquiring new jobs, but seen specifically as an opportunity for professional growth in the development of an autonomous and mature language, able to compete on particularly complex themes.



Professional association of architects - Ordine Architetti di Bologna

The leitmotiv of my participation in the professional association of architects, first as a member of the competitive exam committee (2005), and later as Treasurer (2009) and finally as President (2011), was the constant commitment towards quality and architectural culture, promoting them not only among professionals, but also to a wider audience made up of our community members. This commitment is focused on establishing the architectural competitive exams as a tool for transforming the territory, through which we can create quality architecture, granting the same opportunities to all those taking part, and where the only parameters involved are theme interpretation skills, freshness of ideas and the ethical and social awareness of each project. Transparency, equal opportunities and meritocracy are the three core principles of competitive exams, which will simplify the achievement of more satisfying assignments, especially for young professionals. Closely related to quality is the need to make people understand that architecture is a vehicle and a common value for territory management, as well as an important social tool. To communicate this value it's always essential to cooperate with other professional groups, but also with local bodies, institutions, and associations, which represent the entities with which we are in direct contact and with which we share virtuous paths, with benefits for the entire community. This allows architects to contribute to development not only physically, but also ethically, made up of relationships, social cohesiveness, membership and the society in which we live.