Founder and Creative Director
MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects,
Mario Cucinella is the founder and creative director of MCA - Mario Cucinella Architects, an international design firm based in Bologna and Milan, specializing in research focused on environmental issues. In 2015, Cucinella founded SOS - School of Sustainability, a post-graduate training center for professionals. In 2018, he was curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Arcipelago Italia.” The following year, he founded MCA Design department dedicated to working with the circular economy and introducing close collaborations with renowned Italian companies. The impact and importance of Cucinella’s work, both from an environmental and social point of view - and as an architect and educator - has been recognized with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (2017) and with the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.