With a degree in architecture from Genoa, he worked for a long period with Giancarlo De Carlo. Towards the end of the 1970s he founded StudioBau, a workshop with which he developed many projects marked by the pursuit of solutions for interaction between users and spaces, receiving many prizes and honors, including nomination for the Compasso d’Oro.
His projects in public contexts include the design of several waterfronts, masterplans and guidelines for zones involved in processes of urban regeneration, also in the wake of exceptional events like the earthquake in Umbria and the Marches at the end of the 1990s. He has acted as art director of several manufacturing firms, designing product lines, display spaces and installations, supervising the entire chain of operations, including the phase of communication.
He has taught design at the Milan Polytechnic, the University of Trento, Florence Institute of Design, and has been a lecturer at the Academy of Mendrisio; in 2012 he was appointed as Visiting Professor at the American University of Sharjah, and later at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of Canadian University Dubai.
Thanks to his experiences in the Middle East, in 2017 he founded UAE Modern, a curatorial project for the creation of knowledge transfer between local and international experts in the field of sustainable development (www.uaemodern.org).
Invited by Mario Cucinella, in 2018 he became the director of the program of studies of SOS – School of Sustainability, the post-graduate course that combines education, research and professional practice in close contact with companies, with the objective of training professionals in the field of sustainability. As Director he has initiated a path of internationalization of the school, while focusing on programming, development and curriculum maintenance, promotion, consultant relations and the launching of projects with the partners of SOS, including (during the year in progress): collaboration with Eni Gas & Luce on the project smarTown, organized by Interni Magazine for the FuoriSalone in Milan; the project for the Amani for Africa NGO for a center for street children in Zambia; the pilot project for new collaborative civic spaces in Bologna, in collaboration with Fondazione per l’Innovazione Urbana; the project for innovative hospitality models and the project Pollution 2018 organized by Iris Group for Cersaie in Bologna, 23-28 September 2018.