Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners develops projects for residential and commercial complexes, industrial facilities, restructuring and conservation of public buildings, space planning for work areas, offices, showrooms and hotels. The company has a strong expertise in providing detailed project documentation covering both the shell and core and the interior of a building, from building envelope to interior fit-out, including bespoke millwork elements and furniture. The firm is also active in the sector of corporate communication, handling projects of coordinated image, installations and graphics.
In April 2000 the studio’s new facilities were opened in Milan, at Via Cerva 4. Recent built works include Technogym headquarters in Cesena (Italy), the Bulgari Hotel in London, Ermenegildo Zegna headquarters in Milan (Italy) and the Milan Expo 2015 site accessibility system (Milan, Italy).
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda (MI) in 1950. He took a degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, and in 1972 opened his own studio, focusing on architecture and interior design. From 1987 to 1996 he worked in partnership with Terry Dwan, designing buildings in Europe and Japan. The most important projects included the redesign of a block in the historical center of Seregno (MI), the Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, and industrial plants for Vitra in Germany and Antonio Fusco in Milan.
In 2000 Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel formed Antonio Citterio and Partners. Since 2006 Antonio Citterio has been a professor of Design at the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera Italiana.
Patricia Viel was born in 1962 in Milan, where she took a degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic in 1987. In 1986 she began working in the studio of Antonio Citterio as a project leader. Since 2000, as a founding partner, she has been in charge of architecture, while taking an active part in the management of the studio. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of IN/ARCH, for the section of the Province of Milan. In September 2009 the studio changed its official name to “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners”.
Sara Busnelli was born Cantù, Italy in 1977. She studied at the Politecnico di Milano and at the University of Hannover in Germany, graduating with honors in Architecture in 2001. She is a member of the Italian architects association in Milan.
Sara joined ACPV and Partners in 2001 becoming a project director in 2003. She is currently in charge of the design of residential towers in Singapore and Bangkok (Thailand), the masterplan and architectural design of the "Aree Ripamonti" office district in Milan and the urban spaces and architectural design of of "Area Martinelli" mixed use development in Morbegno (Valtellina). She has completed an extensive range of projects for the studio, particularly in the area of sustainable architecture, most notably energy-efficient residential buildings in Milan and private villas in Bormio-Valtellina and in Sardinia (Italy) designed to integrate with their environment. Sara became Partner in the studio in 2012.
Joseph Monteleone was born in Sydney, Australia in 1971 and holds dual Australia / Italian nationality. He graduated in Architecture at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and subsequently gained extensive international experience working in high profile studios in Sydney, London and Rotterdam before joining ACPV and Partners in Milan in 2005. Joseph has directed a broad range of projects for the studio, the most significant being the design of the new Bulgari Resort in Dubai (UAE) and the masterplan and preliminary architectural design for the new Havenkwartier in Hasselt (Belgium). Previously he led the interior design of the Cooper Square Hotel in New York (USA), the masterplan and design guidelines for the Cascina Merlata development in Milan, the design for a cultural centre and commercial gallery in Porta Nuova Varesine, Milan and a mixed use residential development in Bergamo (Italy). Joseph became a Partner in ACPV and Partners in 2012, giving focus to further developing the studio’s already strong international standing. He is a registered architect in Italy and the United Kingdom.
Claudio Raviolo was born in Genoa, Italy in 1972. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Genoa in 2001. His professional experience with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners began in 2005 after working for architectural studios in Genoa, Paris and Milan. He is a registered architect in Milan and for ACPV and Partners predominantly follows projects based in Italy. As project director, he was responsible for the renovation of the historical "Palazzo Aporti" in Milan, the master plan of the Pensotti area in Legnano, the San Bernardino Church in L’Aquila and the competition for the Diocesan Museum in Milan. Claudio became a Partner in 2012. Among the most recent competitions: the tender for the accessibility works of Milan Expo 2015 (first prize), the new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki (Finland), and the new school arts and crafts SAMA STA in Chiasso (Switzerland, first prize). Since 2013 Claudio is following the design and construction of new residential tower in the 7th District of Taichung (Taiwan) and a small luxury hotel in Taipei.
Florian Thorwart, German, was born in Nuremberg in 1975. He began working with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners in 2005, after working for architectural firms in Munich and Berlin. He studied in Germany, at the “Technische Universität München”, acquiring a diploma (Dipl.-Ing. Architekt) in 2002, and in Italy, at the “Università degli studi di Firenze”. Since 2006 he is a member of the German Architectural Association in Munich / Bavaria.
Florian became Partner in 2012. He has led several projects for clients such as Quantum AG, Vitra , Hochtief AG, Salvis and Artinvest. The range of projects directed includes production-plants, office- and multi-purpose buildings as well as luxury-residential projects such as "Skyliving", located in the mixed-use building housing the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Other projects that Florian directed include the international competition for the new Beethoven-concert-hall in Bonn and the office and residential project "Brooktorkai" in Hamburg which was awarded a prize by the German Architects Federation (BDA). Recently he has been working on two different concepts for a highrise-residential-building in Bangkok/Thailand and for a administration-headquarters building in Doha/Qatar. Currently he is leading projects in Stuttgart and in Munich, where a new office building ("NOVE") is being built next to the city center.