Partners

 

Chairman. Founding Partner. Architect DPLG based at Paris Office.
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa in 1937 into a family of builders.
While studying at Politecnico of Milan University, he worked in the office of Franco Albini.
In 1971, he set up the “Piano & Rogers” office in London together with Richard Rogers, with whom he won the competition for the Centre Pompidou. He subsequently moved to Paris.
From the early 1970s to the 1990s, he worked with the engineer Peter Rice, sharing the Atelier Piano & Rice from 1977 to 1981.
In 1981, the “Renzo Piano Building Workshop” was established, with 150 staff and offices in Paris, Genoa, and New York.
He has received numerous awards and recognitions among which: the Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA in London (1989), the Kyoto Prize in Kyoto, Japan (1990), the Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO (1994), the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo, Japan (1995), the Pritzker Architecture Prize at the White House in Washington (1998), the Leone d’oro alla Carriera in Venice (2000), the Gold Medal AIA in Washington (2008) and the Sonning Prize in Copenhagen (2009).
Since 2004 he has also been working for the Renzo Piano Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the architectural profession through educational programs and educational activities. The new headquarters was established in Punta Nave (Genoa), in June 2008.
In September 2013 Renzo Piano was appointed senator for life by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and in May 2014 he received the Columbia University Honorary Degree.

 

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Bernard Plattner was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1946. He studied architecture at ETH in Zürich and started working with Piano & Rogers on the Pompidou Center. Since then, he has continued to work with Renzo Piano in the Paris office.
He became a Partner in 1989. A sampling of his notable projects includes: the Rue de Meaux Housing in Paris, the Beyeler Foundation Museum in Basel, the reconstruction of the Potsdamer Platz area in Berlin, a large departement store in Cologne, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern and the New York Times Building. He also oversaw the construction of the Pathé Foundation in Paris. He is now responsible for a number of large scale projects in Europe including the new Courthouse in Paris, a mixed-use development in Vienna, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Cachan in the suburb of Paris and the Float office building in Düsseldorf. Bernard was appointed member of the board in 2001.

 

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1956, Mark Carroll received both his Bachelor of Sciences in Architecture and his Master of Architecture from the Clemson University, South Carolina. He received his Laurea in Architettura from the University of Genoa in 1983. He joined the Genoa office in 1981 working initially on the Menil Collection in Houston. As a project director, he was subsequently involved in many projects including the Aquarium in Genoa and the Fiat Lingotto factory conversion in Turin.
Since becoming a partner in 1992, he has overseen a broad range of projects including the Cy Twombly Pavilion in Houston, Aurora Place in Sydney, the High Museum expansion in Atlanta, the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the Harvard Arts Museums in Cambridge, the expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He has also contributed to the design of several significant masterplanning projects including the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and the ex-Falk areas in Milan. He is currently working on the new headquarters for JNBY in Hangzhou, China, the Centro Botín in Santander and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
He has been a visiting critic at many universities in Italy, Switzerland as well as in the USA. He also lectures widely. In 2013 he received the Architecture Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater. Mark was appointed member of the board in 2007.

 

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Born in Lebanon in 1960, Antoine Chaaya studied architecture at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon and after graduating joined the Paris office in 1987. He worked as lead architect on a variety of projects including the Kanak Cultural Center in New Caledonia and the Potsdamer Platz project in Berlin.
Since becoming a Partner in 1997, he has been responsible for many projects including the “Il Sole 24 Ore” headquarters in Milan and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expansion. Current projects include three academic buildings for Columbia University, a residential project in Miami and a mixed-use development in Beirut.
He has lectured in Lebanon and in the USA, including talks at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He was also recently an invited participant in “The Museum as”, an international symposium organized by the Sursock Museum in Beirut.
Antoine was appointed member of the board in 2014.

 

Born in France in 1964, Philippe Goubet studied business administration at HEC in Paris. He joined RPBW in 1989, working in Genoa as a controller. From 1988 to 1992, he also spent a lot of his time in Japan, supervising the Osaka office's day-to-day business.
In 1995, he moved to RPBW’s Paris office and became a Partner. He is currently the Managing Director of the three offices. Philippe was appointed member of the board in 2000.

 

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Joost Moolhuijzen was born in Amstelveen, in the Netherlands, in 1960. He studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology and after graduating worked in London with Michael Squire from 1987 to 1990. He joined RPBW’s Paris office in 1990, working on a number of important projects including the Cité Internationale development in Lyon. He subsequently worked as lead architect on the Potsdamer Platz project in Berlin.
Since becoming a Partner in 1997, Joost has overseen a wide range of projects including the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago and the masterplan for Columbia University’s Manhattanville development. He was the partner in charge, from inception to completion, of the Shard in London, completed in 2012. He is now responsible for the Fubon Tower in Taipei and a mixed-use residential project in London.

 

Architect based at Genova Office. Born in 1968, Elisabetta Trezzani studied architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, graduating in 1994. She joined RPBW in Genoa in 1998 working initially on the design of the Aurora Place Buildings in Sydney. She was subsequently involved in the design and construction of the addition to the High Museum in Atlanta, where she ran the site office until the project’s completion in 2005.
On returning to Genoa, she was made an Associate and a Partner in 2011. Together with Mark Carroll, she led the teams working on the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge. She also worked on the RPBW exhibitions in Rome, Atlanta, Milan and New York. She is currently working on the SoHo residential tower project in New York and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Elisabetta was appointed member of the board in 2014.

 

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Born in 1969, Antonio Belvedere graduated in architecture from the University of Florence. He joined RPBW’s Paris office in 1999, working on phase two of the Fiat Lingotto factory conversion project, particularly on the design of the Polytechnic and the Pinacoteca Agnelli. He was subsequently lead architect on the masterplan for Columbia University’s Manhattanville development in New York. Following promotion to Associate in 2004, he worked on the masterplan for the ex-Falck area in Milan.
He became a Partner in 2011. Recently completed projects include the Valletta City Gate in Malta. He is now leading the design of the Bishop Ranch project in California, a Performing Arts Center in India and most recently, a cultural project in Russia
He has also lectured widely, in France and Italy.

 

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Born in 1957, Giorgio Bianchi studied architecture in Genoa. He joined RPBW in 1985 and was based in Genoa until 1994, working on most of the major projects of that time including the re-development of Genoa Old Harbour. In 1995, he moved to RPBW’s Paris office to work on the design of the Stage Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
Since becoming a partner in 1997, he has been responsible for numerous projects including the rehabilitation of Center Pompidou which he is still in charge for, the Morgan Library expansion in New York, an important private residential building in Colorado, he also worked on the Pathé Foundation in Paris. He is also currently leading the team working on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens and the Kum & Go headquarters in Des Moines.
He has worked on the design of all RPBW exhibitions since 2000. He has been invited to lecture at many universities including Milan Politecnico and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture.

 

Architect DPLG based at Genova Office. Born in 1957, Giorgio Grandi studied at the Genoa School of Architecture and joined RPBW’s Genoa office in 1984. He worked as lead architect on various projects including the re-development of the Genoa Harbour for the 1992 Colombus International Exposition.
He became a partner in 1992 and was responsible for some of the most significant projects in Italy including the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church in Foggia, the Banca Popolare di Lodi headquarters and the Pirelli Factory in Turin. Current projects include the masterplan for the ex-Falck area in Milan, a children’s hospice in Bologna and residential buildings in Lisbon.

 

Architect DPLG based at Genova Office. Born in 1960, Emanuela Baglietto studied at the Genoa School of Architecture and joined RPBW’s Genoa office in 1988. She worked as lead architect on numerous projects and competitions including the Credito Industriale Sardo headquarters in Cagliari.
She became a partner in 1997. She has been responsible for many built projects in Europe and in the USA, including the Mercedes-Benz Design Center in Stuttgart, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, the expansion of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo. Recent projects include the design of the Centro Botín in Santander. She is now in charge of a major residential project in Sydney.

 

Associates

  • Jack Carter
  • Paolo Colonna
  • Christophe Colson
  • Ivan Corte
  • Olaf de Nooyer
  • Kendall Doerr
  • Emanuele Donadel
  • Serge Drouin
  • Catherine Fleury
  • Alain Gallissian
  • Stefano Giorgio-Marrano
  • Vassily Laffineur
  • Domenico Magnano
  • Nayla Mecattaf
  • Jean-Bernard Mothes
  • Daniele Piano
  • Antonio Porcile
  • Dominique Rat
  • Thorsten Sahlmann
  • Kevin Schorn
  • Anne-Hélène Temenides
  • Erik Volz

Architects

  • Collin Anderson
  • Claudio Antonini
  • William Antozzi
  • Noémie Aureau
  • Juan Pablo Azares
  • Simon Bastien
  • Carla Baumann
  • Francesca Becchi
  • Maria Beatrice Billi
  • Giulia Boller
  • Tiago Borges
  • David Bricard
  • Hubert Brouta
  • Paolo Carignano
  • Paola Carrera
  • Silvia Casarotto
  • Tamara Catayalud
  • Velmourougane Chandrasegar
  • Jean Chaussavoine
  • Francesca Chezzi
  • Gounaud Chung
  • Stefano Cimino
  • Sébastien Cloarec
  • Kattalin Del Valle
  • Sebastian Doerflinger
  • Ronan Dunphy
  • Paolo Fang
  • Daniele Franceschin
  • Ana Rosa Garcia Olmedo
  • Elies Garnaoui
  • David Gautrand
  • Francesco Giacobello
  • Albert Giralt
  • Sara Goiria
  • Blanche Granet
  • Nicolas Grawitz
  • Amaury Greig
  • Bernardo Grilli Di Cortona
  • Charles Guézet
  • Daniel Hammerman
  • Hugo Houplain
  • Louis Jin
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Eleni Kalamakidou
  • Daphné Karaiskaki
  • Abigail Karcher
  • Marie Labro
  • Simone Lanfranconi
  • Maxime Laurent
  • Darius Maikoff
  • Michael Matthews
  • Carolyn Maxwell-Mahon
  • Audrey McKee
  • Madeeha Merchant
  • Alessandra Merli
  • Serena Minacci
  • Marco Monti
  • Emily Murphy
  • Hiroko Nakatani
  • Shaheen Namvary
  • Thomas Niederkorn
  • Patrycja Ogonowska
  • Elena Oña
  • Mara Ottonello
  • Matidia Pallini
  • SunYoung Park
  • Raffaella Parodi
  • Jean Pattinson
  • Jeffrey Pauling
  • Alvaro Paya Piqueras
  • Paolo Pelanda
  • Lorenzo Piazza
  • Marie Pimmel
  • Sara Polotti
  • Luigi Priano
  • Alisa Rinderspacher
  • Paul Rizzotti
  • Gerardo Rosenzweig
  • Milly Rossato Piano
  • Andres Rubio
  • Stefano Russo
  • Patricia Salvador Galiana
  • Vladimir Shabelnik
  • Valerio Sibona
  • Luciano Simonelli
  • Manuel Sismondini
  • Toby Stewart
  • Emmanuel Thireau
  • Teddy Touma
  • Robert Tse
  • Arthur Van Peteghem
  • Roberto Vinante
  • Rouwan Wong
  • Zoey Wu
  • Alessandro Zanguio
  • Jiali Zhou

Model Makers

  • Olivier Aubert
  • Fausto Cappellini
  • Yiorgos Kyrkos
  • Dimitri Lange
  • Francesco Terranova

3D Images

  • Alessandro Pizzolato
  • Dionysios Tsagkaropoulos

Documentation & Archives

  • Stefania Canta
  • Chiara Casazza
  • Giovanna Langasco
  • Elena Spadavecchia

Consultants

  • Shunji Ishida
  • Flavio Marano
  • Maria Salerno
  • Alain Vincent

IT

  • Hocine Bendjama
  • Pierre Roscelli

BIM Management

  • Daniel Hurtubise
  • Giuseppe Semprini

Administration

  • Cristina Calvi
  • Evelyne Quach
  • Antonin Teil
  • Linda Zunino

Secretarial Departement

  • Francesca Bianchi
  • Daniela Cappuzzo
  • Francesca Manfredi
  • Vivian Morosi
  • Quentin Renaux
  • Sylvie Romet-Milanesi

New Business

  • Anne-Cécile Guthmann

Collaborators