A team of people with different skills, all working on a shared mission

We are a design studio with different talents in research and development, architecture and engineering.

Collectively, we are driven by our vision. As designers, we approach every collaboration with honesty. As people, we are open about the obstacles we encounter as well as the breakthroughs we achieve.

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Mario Cucinella
Founder & President
Founder
Founder & President

Mario Cucinella

Mario Cucinella was born in Palermo in 1960 and graduated in Architecture at the University of Genoa in 1986.

In 1992, in Paris, he founded MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects, an architecture and design firm that has now headquarters in Bologna and Milan, and of which he is also the creative director.

In 2015 he founded SOS – School of Sustainability, a school for young professionals and recent graduates that focuses on the application of sustainable architecture and design to give future decisions makers the tools necessary to tackle the environmental issues that are emerging globally with an open-minded, holistic, research-driven, and human-centered approach.

The importance of his work and continued commitment as an architect and educator on environmental and social issues have been recognized with the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2016) and with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (2017).

In 2018 he was curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Arcipelago Italia”.

Mario Cucinella has taught at the universities of Ferrara, Naples, Munich, and Nottingham.

He is the author of many publications including:
Building Green Futures (2020, published by Forma), a volume that investigates, through a collection of the latest projects and most representative architecture of Mario Cucinella Architects, possible answers that architecture can provide to the global challenges of the future.
Architecture of Education (2021, published by Maggioli), an analysis of how the most important places in civil society will be able to evolve thanks to architecture and the dynamics it is able to generate, through a multi-voiced narrative alternating with design solutions developed by Mario Cucinella Architects.
The future is a journey to the past. Ten stories about architecture (2021, published by Quodlibet) In this book Mario Cucinella – together with Valentina Torrente and Laura Zevi – describes ten trips to cities and places that gave him valuable insights into environmental issues and the rational use of available energy.

Luciano Carbone
General Manager
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General Manager

Luciano Carbone

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Simone Borace
Business Development Director
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Business Development Director

Simone Borace

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Lin Liu
Business Development Director Asian Market
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Business Development Director Asian Market

Lin Liu

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Andrea Galli
Operations Director
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Operations Director

Andrea Galli

Operations Director at Mario Cucinella Architects, Andrea was born in Messina and graduated in Management, innovation, and services engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa with the final dissertation “Decoding innovation in Design” and, previously, in Architectural engineering at Politecnico di Torino with a thesis named “Computational Urbanism. Data, tools, and methods for tomorrow city planning”.

Over the past thirteen years he has gained a multifaceted experience inside creative organizations of various kinds by working as manager and designer for international design firms where creativity, technology, and research are the main pillars for developing projects that aim to produce a positive impact on our society and on our planet.

Driven by this idea and an investigative mindset, Andrea has also developed some internationally rewarded entrepreneurial projects that allowed him to build a hybrid profile. The variety of his skills, spanning from spaces, services and organizations design to business strategy and execution, today allows him to lead the growth of the operational dynamics in complex creative organizations which develop highly innovative projects for first class clients all over the globe.

His eclectic experience doesn’t prevent him to nurture his great passion for sport and for traveling on his motorbike for thousands of kilometers per year.

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Giulia Cucinella
Knowledge & Learning Manager
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Knowledge & Learning Manager

Giulia Cucinella

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Jason Mitchell Jacobs
PR & Communication Manager
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PR & Communication Manager

Jason Mitchell Jacobs

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Serena Cappello
Communication Specialist
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Communication Specialist

Serena Cappello

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Nancy Colace
Office Manager
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Office Manager

Nancy Colace

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Lidia Tekeste
Receptionist
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Receptionist

Lidia Tekeste

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Elisa Giardina
Accountant
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Accountant

Elisa Giardina

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Giuliana Maggio
Procurement Coordinator
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Procurement Coordinator

Giuliana Maggio

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Michela Navarra
Financial Planner
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Financial Planner

Michela Navarra

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Patrizia Pizzi
Senior Accountant
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Senior Accountant

Patrizia Pizzi

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Vittoria Palamara
Tender Coordinator
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Tender Coordinator

Vittoria Palamara

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Carlotta Reggiani
Tender Coordinator
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Tender Coordinator

Carlotta Reggiani

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Qianlan Shi
Tender Specialist Asian Market
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Tender Specialist Asian Market

Qianlan Shi

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Marco Gazzola
Project Director, Architect Coordinator
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Project Director, Architect Coordinator

Marco Gazzola

Marco is an architect and works as Design Manager and Architects Coordinator at Mario Cucinella Architects in Milan (IT). He has extensive experience in complex buildings and urban projects, with special focus on sustainable design strategies.

He graduated in Sustainable Architecture at IUAV University of Venice (IT).

From 2010 to 2020 he worked as Architect and Project Leader in architecture and urban design firms in The Netherlands. He led projects in Europe, China and South-Eastern Asia, developing flexible and site-specific strategies to match local culture, diverse values and specific opportunities for sustainable design. Projects often required research work and the development of specific communication tools.

In 2022 he joined Mario Cucinella Architects. He has been working on projects in the metropolitan area of Milan and abroad which required switching between building and urban scale. His work involves the coordination of interdisciplinary teams of consultants in order to develop the most suitable design strategies.

As Architects Coordinator of Milan office, he takes part to events, gives lectures and presentations about Mario Cucinella Architects work and values.

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