Davide is the CEO of Design International and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Milan. Davide finalized his architectural studies in California at the University of Pomona and after his graduation as Architect in the USA and Italy, Davide moved to the U.K. and then to Indonesia, where he worked as Design Director in one of the largest engineering and architecture practices. During that period, he lectured architecture at the Trisakty University and established an international relationship between the Indonesian and Italian governments for large regeneration projects.
With extensive office, residential and retail design experience and many published projects, Davide returned to the London office in 1998 to expand and further develop the Company's European and Asian operations.
Davide's considerable development experience and project leadership ensures the production of superb architecture and commercially successful projects.
Paul is the Founding Partner of the London Office and Design International’s European operation, which continues to apply his ethos of balancing creative design and commercial viability to our projects. He has created award winning schemes in many parts of the world and brings extensive expertise in mixed use development, shopping centre, retail and leisure design to the team.
Paul is responsible for the overall global business development of Design International and is closely involved in all aspects of the growth of the group.
Lucio graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa and after his graduation moved to Hamburg where he worked as an architect for PFP Architekten, a boutique office specializing in public and private architectural competitions worldwide. During that period, he participated in several successful competitions including office buildings, schools, theatres and public spaces.
Lucio moved to London at the beginning of 2003 to join Design International, and within a few months became project leader for two very successful Shopping Centres; the Campania in Naples and Le Befane in Rimini.
Lucio, as Chief Architect, directs the work of the different teams in the office and is responsible for the quality of the packages produced by Design International. He actively works on master planning and project start ups in close relationship with the clients. His development experience and project leadership includes master planning, mixed-use developments, office, residential, retail and leisure centres.
Lucio has recently become a partner of Design International and is enthusiastically nurturing the expertise of his design teams.
Long been a familiar face to high-level decision makers within the retail and property development industry, Luca Cappuccitti is a highly-experienced player in the field and a member of several leading industry affiliations such as ICSC, MECSC and POPAI. Having been a friend of Design International’s for several years, Luca heads up the firm’s global business development division, expanding its operational reach worldwide.
Under Luca’s leadership, only the very top players of the property and development world are becoming part of the “DI Story” as he connects the dots from his extensive network across the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, China and India.
Luca has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant to international property owners and worked on numerous high-profile projects. With his unmatched experience in the retail sector, results-driven approach and colourful character, Luca brings a new level of creativity to DI’s global business development ambitions.
Born in Italy, Luca is a graduate of La Sapienza University of Rome, with a PhD in International Geoeconomics and Geopolitics and a Master's in Luxury Management.
He enjoys experiencing new cultures and languages through travelling, cooking and food tasting.
Luca joined Design International in November 2013.
David joined Design International in 1985, and prior to this his early practical experience was gained in high street and airport retail, exhibition and graphic design.
With over 30 years at Design International he has developed an impressive track record and has had an influential involvement in the construction and completion of more than sixty commercial and leisure projects in Europe and North America.
David has a wealth of experience in retail architecture and his key strengths are in project master-planning and concept design, he also specializes in retail and graphic design.
David plays a key role in the design development, management and construction of each scheme including the artistic pilotage of the retail storefront designs, he always ensures that there is a clear understanding of the client’s requirements throughout the process.
Design International’s hotel and residence division is led by Simon Black, who joined the firm in 2016 as Hospitality Director. Simon’s vast experience, which spans across the Middle East, Europe and Africa, has seen him gain recognition on a number of prestigious projects with significant clients namely Shangri-La Hotels, Kerzner International, Kempinski, IHG, Sun Resorts and Starwood Resorts.
Paul completed the AAT qualification in 1994 and joined Design International in January 2015 after working for 30 years within the Lloyds of London insurance industry.
Paul currently works in the London office.
Paolo is from Genoa, Italy. He graduated in 1998 with a BA in Architecture from the Universita' di Genoa. After his graduation, Paolo worked as an architect for RPBW in the Genoa office and in PFP Architekten in Hamburg.
Paolo moved to London in 2003 to join Design International and within a few months became project leader for Shopping Centre San Giuliano in Milan, and the following year, of Shopping Centre Leonardo in Imola.
Paolo now overviews the work of the different teams in the office and is responsible for the quality of the design produced by Design International. In the meantime he actively works on master planning and project start up in close relationship with the clients. His development experience and project leadership includes master planning of large scale projects, mixed use, residential compound, commercial and educational buildings.
Kuncara Wicaksana is from Jakarta, Indonesia. In 1999, he graduated with Bachelor degree of Architecture from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. In 2005, he graduated with Master in Architecture and Urbanism from Design Research Laboratory - Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK.
After his graduation, Kuncara joined KPF London and was directly involved in various international commercial projects including hotels, high rise office buildings, and airport projects. He joined Design International in 2006 and since then has worked on award winning commercial, retail development and mixed use projects worldwide.
Kuncara was appointed as Design Director for the group in the 2013. His work has been published and exhibited on several occasions including at the London Festival of Architecture.
Roberto Sibiano is from Caserta, Italy.
In 2001 he graduated with a BA degree in Architecture from the University "Federico II" of Naples, Italy.
Roberto joined Design International in 2007 and currently leads the Milan office.
Kollin is from Indonesia. In 2002 he graduated as an architect from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. During his studies, he worked as an internship architect for one of the largest engineering and architecture practice in Indonesia and took part of development of several projects including office buildings and public spaces.
Kollin moved to London at 2003, furthering his studies by obtaining a Masters in Architectue before joining Design International in 2004. Within a few years he became a project leader and has worked on major retail projects such as Nave de Vero Shopping Center, Morocco Mall, Le Befane Shopping Center.
Kollin is oversees various work stages for one of the architectural teams at Design International, from planning to tender package stage. His development and project leadership experience includes master planning, mixed-use developments, residential, retail and leisure centers, and hotels.
Luz Stella Pabon is from Bogota, Colombia.
In 2004 she attended The National University of Colombia where she received her BA in Architecture.
Luz Stella joined Design International in 2009 and currently works in the London office.
Alessandro Pologruto is from Milan, Italy. In 2005, he graduated from Polytechnic of Milan, with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He has various experience working in London, Italy and across the Middle East for several reputable architectural firms, and this has given Alessandro a genuine understanding of international design.
After joining Design International in 2014 as a Project Architect, Alessandro spent a couple of months in the firm’s Milan office, before being permanently based in London. Alessandro is now one of Design International’s Studio Directors, leading a team on various international projects. Alessandro has been involved in a number of key Design International projects including:
Kingdom City Mall, Jeddah
Avenues Silicon Oasis, Dubai
Ankara Park City
Stefano graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 2003. Since graduating, Stefano has gained international experience working for different reputabe firms, mainly in Spain, Mexico and Italy.
Stefano joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Zoran Simeunovic gained his HND in Typographic Design from one of the most prestigious courses in the UK at London College of Communications, University of Arts London in 1997.
He has worked on branding and marketing projects for numerous companies and clients.
His collaboration with Design International started in 2002 and in 2011 he was appointed ‘Head of Graphic Design’.
Neil Skinner is from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
In 1993, Neil graduated with a BA (Hons) in Design and Applied Technology from Sheffield Hallam University. In 1994, he graduated with a MSc Light & Lighting, from the Bartlett Graduate School, University College London.
Neil has worked with Design International since 2006 and is based in the London studio.
Chengquan Wang is from Shanghai, China.
In 2005 he graduated from Nottingham Trent University, UK, with a Bachelor’s in Interior Architecture & Design.
Chengquan joined Design International in 2005 and currently works in the London office.
Roberto Dell’Acqua is from Como, Italy. In 2000 he graduated with a BA degree in Architecture from the University “Politecnico” of Milan, Italy.
Roberto started working for Design International in 2003 in the London office as an Architectural Assistant. After relevant working experience in the U.A.E, USA and UK, Roberto then joined Design International's Milan Office in June 2015.
Francesca Menga is from Cagliari, Italy.
She graduated with a Master of Interior Design from the Politecnico di Milan and she also holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universitá degli Studi di Cagliari.
In addition to her studies, she also has teaching experience in the Politecnico di Milan in the interior design department and worked as an interior designer in Milan and Cagliari.
Francesca joined Design International in 2014.
Rebecca is a marketing and communications professional with broad experience in the construction industry. She graduated from The University of Manchester in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in English and Linguistics.
Rebecca joined Design International in 2014 and currently works in the London office.
Matilda was born in Kosovo, but moved to the UK when she was young. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Buckinghamshire New University in 2014.
Matilda joined Design International in 2014 and currently works in the London office.
Junail was born in the UK and has lived in East London all of his life. He graduated from The University of Westminster in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems.
Junail joined Design International in 2015, and currently works in the London office.
Supena Krisnadi, otherwise known as 'Pepen', is originally from Jakarta and obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the Parahyangan University in Bundung, Indonesia in 2000.
Pepen has over 15 years of experience as a project architect, working across the globe in locations such as Africa, UAE, China, India and Australia. Having originally worked for Design International's London and Jakarta offices in 2007 - 2001, Pepen has worked on some of the firm's most iconic projects, such as Morocco Mall in Casablanca, Morocco.
Pepen rejoined the Design International team in 2015, and currently works in the Shanghai office.
Cecilia Bottaro is from Genoa, Italy.
She studied architecture in Italy, Germany and Spain. In 2003, she graduated with a Master’s in Architecture from the University of Architecture of Genoa, Italy. In June 2008, she received a Graduate Certificate in Architecture, Computing and Design from the University of East London, London, UK. She is a chartered architect in Italy and the UK and worked in these countries as well as in Holland and Spain.
Cecilia joined Design International in 2010 and currently works in the London office.
Eduardo Vazquez Talavera is from Mexico City, Mexico.
In 2000 he graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a BA degree in Architecture and in 2003 he graduated from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II with a BA degree in Architecture.
He joined Design International in 2008 and currently works in the Milan office.
Ana Sanchez Granero is from Valencia, Spain.
In 2003, she graduated with a BA in Humanities from the UJI (Castellon, Spain).
Ana joined Design International in 2009 and currently works in the Milan office.
Ana holds an MSc in Marketing Management from the Università Cattolica di Milano.
Rizki Nindito is from Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2005, he graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia, with a BA in Architecture. He holds a Master’s of Architecture and Urbanism in Design Research Laboratory from the Architectural Association school of Architecture, London, UK.
Rizki joined Design International in 2009 and currently works in the London office.
Ilaria Corvino is from Caserta, Italy.
In 2004 she graduated from Seconda Università Degli Studi di Napoli, with a BA degree in Architecture.
In 2006 she graduated with a MSc in Interior Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design Milano.
Ilaria has been with Design International since 2008 and currently works in the Milan office
Daniela Gambino is from Caserta, Italy.
In 2004 she graduated from Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli with a BA degree in Architecture.
In 2006, she graduated with a MSc in Lighting Design from the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Daniela joined Design International in 2007 and currently works in the Milan office.
Giorgia Borrelli is from Naples, Italy.
She graduated in Architecture at University Federico II in Naples in 2009, and then in 2011 she obtained a Master's Degree in Sustainable Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan. Giorgia has gained experience working in difference offices, always with a particular focus on the environment and a new approach to sustainability, in which the landscape may play a primary role.
Giorgia joined Design International in 2015 and currently works in the Milan office.
Hearan Kim is from Incheon, South Korea.
In 2007, Hearan graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea, with a BA in Interior Design. In 2008, she graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, degreed by Sussex University in UK, with a BA (Hons) in Interior Design Environment Architectures. In 2009, she graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, with a Master’s in Environment Design.
Hearan joined Design International in 2010 and currently works in the London office.
Andrew Kusuma is from Semarang, Indonesia. In 2005, he graduated from ‘Institut Teknologi Bandung’, Bandung, Indonesia, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Product Design. He then graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2010 and earned MA in 3D Design with distinction.
He was a Freelance 3D Visualization before he joined Design International in 2011.
Andrew works in London office.
Antonio Dopazo Campelo graduated at the University Alfonso X el Sabio, in Madrid with a Bachelor’s in Architecture and Construction Engineering. Antonio also specialised in Computer Graphics and Design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Antonio joined Design International in 2013 and has spent time in the Milan and London offices, before moving to China to join the Shanghai team in November 2015.
Amie is a marketing professional with broad experience within the construction industry.
Amie joined the Marketing and Communications team at Design International in 2015 and currently works in the London office.
Matthew graduated the University of Derby where he studied Computer Games Modelling and Animation. This lead him to set up his own game studio for a year with other students during his placement year in-between studies.
He gained two years’ experience within visualisation with Wren Living and Foster Partners before joining the 3D Visualisation team in Design International's London headquarters in September 2015.
Alexandra grew up in France. She graduated from the University Paris I - La Sorbonne in 2009 with a Masters in International Business Law.
Alexandra has completed several legal counsel roles in Yaounde, Cameroon and Paris, France before moving to London where she then went on to gained a professional certification as a Contract Management practitioner in 2016 from the European School of Contract Management.
Alexandra joined Design International in May 2016 and works in the London office.
Silvia Ristori is from Pontedera, Italy. She graduated with a BA in Architecture at the University of Florence in 2010. Since the beginning of her studies, she has been interested in sustainable architecture.
Silvia has gained experience working in residential compounds, office buildings, masterplan, interiors, apartment renovation and urban furniture.
Silvia joined Design International in January 2016 and currently works in the Milan Office.
Kazuya Ogino is originally from Japan. He studied at the Canterbury School of Architecture and London Southbank University. Prior to joining Design International, Kazuya was working at an architecture firm based in London.
Kazuya joined Design International's Lodon team in 2013. In 2015 he moved to the Shanghai office, before moving back to London in 2017.
Marco Altea is orginally from Sardinia. He graduated in Architecture from the University of Sassari in 2010. After several collaborations for small scale projects in Sardinia, he spent 3 years in Istanbul working in two architectural offices as architect and 3D visualizer and creating a freelance rendering service.
He joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the Milan office.
Toby Koch is from London, UK. In 2007 he graduated with a BA degree in Lighting Design for Stage from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama of London, UK.
Toby worked for Design International from 2008 until 2014 in the London office as a Lighting Designer. After further relevant working experience in the UK, Toby has since re-joined Design International full time in March 2016 and is based in the London office.
Alex Ortiz de Zarate Elorriaga is from Bilbao, Spain. He studied at the Alfonso X El Sabio University (UAX) in Madrid, obtaining his MA in Architecture in 2014.
After working on several small scale projects in the Basque Country, Alex relocated to London where he joined Design International as an Architectual Assistant in December 2015.
Alexes Lee is from London. He graduated from the Thames Valley University with a degree in digital animation specialist.
Alexes previously worked at Banbury Walker Studios as a Junior Visualiser before joining Design International in 2016, where he currently works in the London office.
Vincenzo Cuozzo is from Salerno, Italy. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Architecture at University Federico II in Naples in 2009, and then went on to complete a Masters in Interior Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design Milano in 2011.
Vincenzo has gained experience working in difference offices, always with a particular sensibility toward context and topology, implementing a delicate balance between innovative technologies and the use of existing traditional materials.
Vincenzo joined Design International in 2015 and currently works in the Milan office.
Andrea Modeo is from Cinisello Balsamo, Italy. In 2001 he graduated with a BA degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and has since gained vast experience as a designer and a site manager in Italy.
Andrea joined Design International in 2015, and currently works in the Milan office.
Francesco Di Niccolo is from Bari, Italy. In 2014 he obtained a Master's Degree in Building Engineering - Architecture, from Politecnico di Bari. Francesco has a particular interest in the study of algorithms and their applications in different fields, especially for the generation of shapes and solutions.
Francesco has experience of working with teams of engineers and architects in different fields, through modelling and parameterization of organic and complex models.
Francesco joined Design International in 2015 and currently works in the London Office.
Charanjeev graduated in 2014 from the Leeds School of Architecture with a Masters in Architecture.
He has previously worked on schemes based in East Africa and the UK, and joined Design International's London office in 2015.
Carlos Hurtado Bocanegra was born in Seville, Spain. He trained as an architect at the University of Seville, from where he graduated in 2013.
In 2011 Carlos attended the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece, as an Erasmus student. Following the completion of his degree in architecture in January 2013, he came back to Greece in order to work following the Erasmus placement program for Endokia Tzavella.
After working on several projects, some for the University of Seville in Spain, Carlos moved to the UK in 2015 and joined Design International's headquarters in January 2016.
Giulio is originally from Rome.
Giulio graduated from university with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2011 before spending 3 years in Abu Dhabi (UAE) doing Architecture and Interior Design.
Giulio then moved to London and joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Cecilia is from Granada, Spain. She obtained her MA in Architecture in 2013 in Spain. After completing her degree, Cecilia relocated to Lima, Peru, where she spent 2 years working as both a Project Architect, and then an on-site Architect on several projects.
Cecilia came back to Europe and decided to settle in London in 2015 when she joined Design International as Senior Architect.
Minjun Fan is from Wuxi, China.
In 2006, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the Nanjing University of Technology, China. In 2008, he then graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of Nottingham, UK.
After his graduation, Minjun worked at both RTKL and Perkins + Will in Shanghai, involved in design, development and the execution of large and mid-scale mixed-use projects. Minjun engaged in the architectural design for 9 years and has been a senior architect and project manager for several large and complex projects.
Heather Zhang completed her BA in Architecture at the Hefei University of Technology in Hefei, China. She then travelled to the USA to complete her studies in Architecture at both the Clemson University in South Carolina, and The Cooper Union in New York.
Following the completion of her studies, Heather then worked on a number of residential, retail and other mixed-use schemes in both Shanghai and New York, gaining a great deal of experience across numerous projects. Heather joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the Shanghai office.
Aleksandra Makuch is from Warsaw, Poland. She studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Polytechnic of Warsaw in 2012, and during this she spent one year in Portugal at the Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, Faculty of Architecture and Art. She then obtained her Master's Degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan.
Aleksandra joined Design International in 2015, and currently works in the Milan office.
Magdalena Krawczak is from Stalowa Wola, Poland. She studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Warsaw University of Technology where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree, graduating in 2013.
Magdalena joined Design International in February 2016 and currently works in the Milan office.
Manuela Erriu is from Cagliari, Sardinia. In 2010, she graduated with a BA in Languages and Multimedia Communication from the University of Cagliari.
Manuela joined Design International in January 2016 and currently works in the Milan Office.
Francesco Sechi is originally from Sardinia, Italy.
Francesco graduated from the University of Sassari with a Masters in Architecture before moving to Portugal where he continued to study at the University of Minho.
During the year of 2014 Francesco worked as a freelance architect until he moved to London in 2016. Francesco now works in Design International's London office.
Salaheldin is an experienced Team Leader from Cairo, Egypt, with over 6 years of diverse experience. Salah graduated in 2008 with a BA in Architectural Engineering in Cairo before gaining his MA in Urban Design at the Politecnico Di Milano in 2012. He then became a PHD candidate the German University in Cairo in 2014.
Salah has an international range of experience working in the MENA region and Europe on large-scale Master-planning and Architecture projects working for Boeri studio, Italy and Aecom, UAE.
He also worked as a teaching instructor for Architecture and Urban Design studios in the German University in Cairo and Berlin campuses.
Salah joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Maja was born in Split, Croatia.
Maja graduated from the University of La Sapienza, Valle Giulia, Rome with a Master of Architecture.
After graduating in 2007, Maja has worked mostly in Croatia, Munich before moving to London in 2015 where she had worked with several architectural practices, as well as freelance work. She has experience working on a number of scales, from masterplanning, sport, cultural, education and residential sector projects.
Maja joined Design International in May 2016 and works in our London office.
Lara Gastao is from Portimao, Portugal. In 2006, she completed her MArch in Architecture at the Faculdade de Arquitectura - Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa.
Lara also furthered her studies by obtaining an MSc in Sustainable Heritage – Built Environment at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at UCL in London in 2011. During this course Lara studied conservation policies, projects, methodologies and practices in the context of historic buildings, sites and landscapes.
Lara has a great deal of international experience, having lived and worked in Portugal, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. Lara joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Pandu is from Indonesia and he completed his bachelor degree at University of Indonesia. Soon after that he collaborated with his tutors and became a research assistant until early of 2013. He then continued his studies at The Oxford School of Architecture to obtain M.Arch (RIBA Part 2) and graduated in 2015.
Pandu joined Design International in 2015, and currently works in the London office.
Carolina is from Spain and graduated at the University Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de A Coruna. She has also spent time studying in Italy undertaking an Erasmus Programme at the Universita IUAV di Venezia.
Carolina joined Design International in 2015, and currently works in the London office.
Daniel Gevaux is British, and was born in Essex. Having always had an interest in Finance, Daniel has worked in the industry since finishing his education. Daniel is currently completing his AAT accounting examinations with the aim of being a fully qualified accountant.
Daniel joined Design International’s growing finance department in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Lorena Andreea is originally from Romania. She completed her BSc in Architecture at Robert Gordon University in Scotland and following this, has worked at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2015, Lorena Andreea graduated with distinction the International Masters in Architecture and Urban Design at KU Leuven in Brussels, Belgium where her dissertation focused on interconnectivity within the city and the integration of intermodal transport systems in urban regeneration projects. She has also participated in a European exchange programme of one semester at La Salle in Barcelona, Spain which she completed with honours.
Lorena Andreea joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Vasiliki is originally from Greece, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in 2014. Vasiliki then moved to London where she attended a one year Master’s degree in Environmental Design and Engineering at University College of London (UCL).
Vasiliki joined Design International’s London office in December 2015.
Innocenzo Langerano studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Bari in Italy, completing his Master’s degree in 2007 with a thesis on survey and restoration of the historical centre of Fatehpur Sikri in India.
During his career, Innocenzo collaborated with different architectural firms in Italy and in China, working on a variety of project typologies, from residential and mixed use developments to large-scale master plans. His diverse background includes experience in project management, client relationships and business start-up.
Innocenzo joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Zoe Zhao is from Shandong, China.
In 2013, Zoe graduated from the Shandong University of Science and Technology in China, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Zoe then went on to gain a Masters of Art in Architecture in 2015 from the University of Liverpool, UK.
In 2016 Zoe joined Design International, and currently works in the Shanghai office.
Jose Barastegui is from Barcelona, Spain. In 2004 he graduated from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya with a MA degree in Architecture.
Jose has gained experience working in several architecture offices in Spain, Iceland and Norway. He has also spent two years travelling in Asia, learning about Asian architecture and also taking part in several volunteering projects related to construction in Nepal and Mongolia. Jose has also spent 1 year teaching interior design in a private university in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Jose has been living in China since 2011 and joined Design International's Shanghai office in 2016.
Adriano Rizzo is originally from Randazzo (CA), Sicily. He studied Architecture at the University of Reggio Calabria where he obtained his Master’s Degree in 2010.
Adriano joined Design International in February 2016, and currently works in the Milan office.
Grant Milne is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Grant studied at the Technikon Witwatersrand for a National Diploma in Architectural Technology.
Grant has been working in the UK since 2002 with experience gained in the retail, leisure and healthcare sectors.
Grant joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Juan Antonio Gutierrez studied Architecture in Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). After a five year programme he graduated with a MA in Architecture in 2013. Juan also completed an Erasmus year in Cracow (Poland) during his 4th year at University. Following his studies, Juan gained experience working in various countries, including Spain, China and now London.
Juan joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Peter is a Senior Architect, originally from Budapest, Hungary.
Peter graduated in 2009 from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he studied Architecture and Urbanism. Since graduating, Peter has gone on to gain extensive experience within realizing infrastructure and sports projects, masterplanning and has even been awarded through design competitions.
Peter joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Camille is originally from Dijon in France. Camille graduated in 2013 with an MA in Interior Design and Product Design from Ecole CAMONDO-Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
After her studies, Camille went on to work as an assistant project leader in a studio specialised in Retails of international brands in Paris and then spent a year in Montreal in Canada where she developed lighting projects for events. On her return to France, Camille worked as a freelancer to design restaurants, retails and public spaces.
Camille joined Design International in February 2016 where she currently works in the London office.
Nicolo Parodi was born in Genoa, Italy. He graduated in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic School of Architecture (BA and MA) in Genoa, completing his MA thesis on the landscape renovation of an ancient mountain village in Piedmont.
Following his grduation, Nicolo completed an internship at the Landscape Architecture Studio LAND in Milan for three months before moving to the UK.
Nicolo joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Nick Hart-Woods is originally from Yorkshire and studied at Leeds School of Architecture focusing on parametric design. He graduated in 2015, winning the Hayes Award for best architectural project and was nominated for the President Medals Bronze Medal.
Nick joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office
Luis Abengózar Quintanilla is originally from Madrid, Spain. In 2011, Luis graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of San Pablo CEU. He also spent the year of 2010 at the University of La Sapienza, Valle Giulia, Rome, as an Erasmus student.
After graduating, Luis worked in Spain for a year before moving to Santiago de Chile. His development experience and project management includes housing, mixed use, underground stations and transport interchange.
After finishing several projects in South America, Luis moved to the UK in 2015 and joined Design International's London office in March 2016.
Petra Pribylova is originally from Prague, Czech republic.
Whilst living in Prague, Petra attended business school where she studied administration and economics.
Petra moved to London in 2009 and joined the Design International London team in 2016.
Stefan is a Senior Architectural Designer and MArch graduate from the Technical University “Gh. Asachi”, Faculty of Architecture, “G.M. Cantacuzino” of Iasi, Romania.
With international design experience in the UK, France and China, Stefan has worked on multiple projects and has professional experience on a broad spectrum of architectural typologies including mixed-use, cultural, residential, retail, sustainable and industrial design.
Stefan joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Francesca is from Reggio Calabria, Italy.
After completing her Master Degree in Architecture in 2011, she specialized in Interior Design and Corporate identity.
She has worked on a variety of project types, where architecture shaped a communicative role: environmental design, retail and exhibit design, temporary and permanent exhibitions, hotel interiors design, development of concept and corporate identity.
Francesca has gained experience working in Italy as a Freelance Architect and in collaboration with two architectural firms in Milan as an Architect and Interior designer.
Francesca joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Anna Eva Belgya is originally from Hungary. Anna graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Architecture, Post-graduate Specialist in Structural Reconstruction Engineering, as well as completing two scholorships in Italy during her studies.
Anna began her career four years ago working on several projects in Budapest, Hungary before moving to London. Anna joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in our London office.
Alessio is originally from Italy. He studied in Genoa, Italy, where he obtained his degree in the Faculty of Architecture. In March 2016, Alessio then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Sustainability, Technology and Environment. His thesis focussed on low cost prefabricated constructive systems.
Alessio joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Maria-Eleni Bali is a qualified Architect (ARB) from Athens, Greece. She graduated in 2014 from the National Technical University of Athens, where she received her Master’s Degree M. ARCH(Hons) in the field of Architectural Engineering.
After working on several projects in Athens, including both the design and the construction area, she moved to London to continue with her post-graduate studies. In 2016 she obtained a Master’s in Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory of the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
Maria-Eleni joined Design International in July 2016 and currently works in the London Office.
Paola was born in Milan, Italy. She completed her Masters Degree in Building Engineering - Architecture in 2013 at the Polytechnic School of Genoa, with a thesis on Sustainable Architecture. Paola is also a registered Engineer.
Paola joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Rafael is from Cordoba, Spain. In 2011 he graduated from San Pablo CEU University, in Madrid.
Rafael spent his first two years as a Junior working in the Madrid based office for Ortiz-Leon, where he gained experience in designing offices and other public buildings, as well as participating in several projects for Iberia Headquarters in Madrid and the Scottish Power Headquarters in Glasgow.
Rafael then moved to Beijing, China, where he became part of CCDI, one of the main design and construction firms in Asia. This experience helped him further his knowledge of public buildings, working on new typologies such as Senior Livings, Hospitals, Hotels and Schools. He also worked abroad on international projects such as the Yachay Educational City in Ecuador. Rafael has also participated in projects in Algeria, Bahamas and Austria.
Rafael joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Andra is from Iași, Romania. She graduated from G.M. Cantacuzino Architecture Faculty of Iași in 2015 with an MA in Kinetic Architecture. During her course she spent 6 months studying in Alcala de Henares, Spain.
Andra the completed a 6 month internship at DNa Barcelona Arquitectos. With a particluar interest in parametric design, she has completed several workshops on parametric design in Romania.
Andra joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Paul is originally from Manchester, and has a background of lighting design in stage-lighting, film and in television studios.
In 2015 Paul undertook a Masters degree in Architectural Lighting Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Upon completion of his course in 2016, he joined the lighting team at Design International and currently works in our London office.
Anthony is originally from Nigeria. He graduated in June with a MA(Hons) Architecture degree from the university of Edinburgh.
Anthony previously worked at Design International in 2015 as an intern and contributed to a wide range of projects. He Rejoined the company in August 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Rana Amr ELMestekawy is from Giza, Egypt.
After completing an exchange semester in Berlin, Rana graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Stuttgart University, Germany in 2014.
Rana worked as a Junior Teaching Assistant in Architectural Design Courses whilst she carried out her pre-masterers courses in Architecture and Urban Design at the University in Cairo.
Rana joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Federica Zunino is from Genova, Italy, where she graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture (5 year programme). She also undertook a thesis in Urban and Planning Design in Beijing, China for 6 months.
After her graduation, Federica worked in Genoa, Italy and Munich before moving to Madrid where she worked for one year as an Architectual Assistant.
Federica joined Design International in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Alessandro Cianci is from Foggia in Italy. In 2014, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano after achieving his BA degree at RomaTre University. He has also spent one year has an exchange student in Dessau, Germany, where he had the chance to focus on parametric and generative design.
Alessandro joined Design international in 2016, and currently works in the London office.
Marta studied Architecture in San Pablo Ceu University of Madrid, during a 5 year programme, and graduated with a masters degree in Architecture.
Marta's study programme was bilingual, with classes in both English and Spanish, which achieved the NAAB equivalency. She also completed an Erasmus semester in Brussels during her 4th year at University, and joined a workshop in China at the Zhejiang University. Marta has also gained a great deal of experience in commercial graphic design.
Marta joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Suyi was born in Busan, South Korea and moved to the U.K in 2002.
Suyi completed her Part 1 and Part 2 from the Architectural Association School of Architecture where her studies were based on the creation of development of visionary architectural design propositions that embrace new technology. The project was an adaptive, time-based and inhabited architecture that is resilient not only to change, but also to new directions of extreme urbanization and rapid infrastructural development.
Suyi joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.
Sara is from Italy, where she began her studies in Pescara.
She completed the Erasmus program at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany, before moving to London in 2014.
Sara joined Design International in 2016 and currently works in the London office.