Aldo Rossi

The late Aldo Rossi has achieved distinction as a theorist, an author, an artist, a teacher and as a architect, in his native Italy as well as internationally. Vincent Scully, in an introductory essay to a book on Rossi published by Rizzoli, compares him to LeCorbusier as a painter-architect. Ada Louise Huxtable, architectural critic and Pritzker juror has described Rossi as "a poet who happens to be an architect." He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy, and joined the Milanese magazine Casabella, serving as its editor from 1961 to 1964.

Rossi taught at several architecture schools, including Milan's Politecnico, Zurich's ETH, New York's Cooper Union, and Venice's Instituto Universitario di Architettura. The Pocono Pines Houses in Pocono, Pennsylvania represent one of his first completed buildings in the United States. In Galveston, Texas,a monumental arch for the city has been completed. In Coral Gables, Florida, the University of  Miami has commissioned Rossi to design the new School of Architecture.

Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1990.


Antonio Larosa

Mr. Larosa studied architecture, he is a graduate from the Milan Polytechnic, Milan, Italy. He studied with design's masters such as Achille Castiglioni and Marco Zanuso Sr. Mr. Larosa also studied city planning at the University of Calabria, and archaeology at the University of Milan. He worked for several top design firms before starting his own business as an independent designer/consultant.

His past design projects included residential and commercial interior renovation in Italy and the USA, including several on Fifth Avenue in New York City. His designs have been on display at internationally renown locations, such as the Vitra Design Museum and world class furniture shows. Antonio has been an adjunct faculty instructor of furniture design and interior design courses at Arizona State University and has previously taught in Italy. Currently is lecturer -in the U.S. and Italy- on design topics.

Mr. Larosa lives in Phoenix , Arizona .


Marco Zanuso Jr.

Mr. Zanuso studied architecture in Florence where he graduated in "radical architecture" with an experimental thesis on housing. His early, important training in Florence was followed by his subsequent development in Milan, where he worked for his father, Marco Zanuso Senior in his practice and at the university with Enzo Mari and Achille Castiglioni, in contact with the great tradition of Milanese architecture and design.

In Milan Zanuso worked to create a style of his own made up of sensibility and rigour, clarity and detachment, In 1991 he went into partnership with Daniele Nava and devoted himself to interior design for offices and homes. He has worked with various top Italian firms.

Mr. Zanuso lives in Milan , Italy .