He graduated in architecture in the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. He also studied in Barcelona, (at the ETSAB and at UPC) Masters Degree in urban architecture and architectural restoration. From 1997-2002 he has served as architect in different studios in Barcelona, like EMBT and Carme Pinos Studio.
Since 2002 he founds in Barcelona his own studio, designing and directing architecture works in different scales. This experience led him to develop all aspects of the profession, getting a broad and non-selective preparation, a fact that allows him to direct various types of architectural projects and interdisciplinary teams involved in them. He has technical preparation for the development of all project phases and execution of the works (from preliminary studies and drawings to technical projects and bureaucratic procedures, site and safety management), based on the domain of planning regulations and of 2D and 3D drawing tools.
He worked on various types of projects on his own and in partnership with other professionals of different areas. He signed new buildings projects for single-family and multi-family housing; residential buildings or single apartment house renovation projects; office renovation projects, till 1400m². Among the most recent works (2012-2015) include: Bank office renovation in several cities of Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante, Murcia, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vigo, Marbella, Málaga, Vitória) with the architect Stefano Colli.
He developed technical skills of graphic representation, through illustration and 2D and 3D drawing softwares. As a photographer and musician enthusiast, he learned to use image and audio editing software.
The most important awards of his career:
-1st prize in the architecture of the "River Walk Amposta City" (2004).
-2nd Prize in the architecture of the "Multifunctional Center Cala d'Or" in Mallorca (2005).
-Mention in the Architecture Contest "The auditorium Villarrosario" Bañeres, Alicante (2006).
-Mention in the architectural competition of "Open Air Theatre Hupisaari in Oulu", Finland (2014) .
Gianfranco La Cognata
Italy - 1971