The work experience of over fifty years of Studio Albini includes projects and works management of museums, installations, exhibitions, restoration, renovation, recovery of historical complexes and design of new buildings, in which architectural research and the comparison between tradition and modernity are the basis of the working method.

The Milanese studio, founded in 1930 by Franco Albini and in which Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Marco Albini have collaborated over the years, is characterized by an approach to architecture understood as “rationalized craftsmanship”, that is, as an artisan tradition rationally mediated by industrial production . In 2004 the “Studio Albini Associati” of Arch. Marco Albini and Arch. Francesco Albini, respectively son and grandson of Franco Albini, who continues in line and method by pursuing the values of modernity and innovation: patient research; the aesthetics of lightness and transparency; the meticulous planning piece by piece both in architecture and in the Design object.

The most important works include: the recovery of the Manica Nuova of the Royal Palace of Turin and the transfer of the Sabauda Gallery, the recovery of the former Albertina Palace in Pollenzo to the Slow Food headquarters, the recovery of the Palazzo del Broletto of Pavia to the IUSS headquarters, the recovery of Palazzo Carmagnola at the CONSOB headquarters in Milan, the recovery of the former Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta in Cairate as an exhibition site, library, offices, the recovery of the complex of S.Agostino in Genoa as a museum, the recovery and expansion of the headquarters of the S. Pietro Martire Seminary in Seveso.


Born in Milan on 9 August 1940.
Degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1965.
In charge of the Industrial Design courses at the Venice State School of Art.
Professor at the Milan Polytechnic – Faculty of Architecture.
Visiting Professor at Cornell University – School of Architecture of Ithaca (USA), at New York Institute of Technology NY (USA) and at Washington University in St. Louis (USA).
He participates in numerous conferences in Italy and abroad.


Born in Milan on November 24, 1970.
Degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1996.
He collaborated for a year in the RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP studio in Paris in 1996.
He collaborates for PRADA as an assistant to the artists for the preparation of the exhibitions of Contemporary Art in Milan in 1996
He collaborates in the Marco Albini -Franca Helg-Antonio Piva Architetti Associati studio from 1998 to 2004
Association with Marco Albini and formation of Studio Albini – Marco Albini – Francesco Albini Associated Architects in 2004
Since 2004 he has been involved in the development of projects at all stages, from preliminary design to construction management.
Among the main works carried out under the supervision of Francesco Albini, the new Rolex technical building in Milan, where innovative technologies and materials give life to an automated building but with a strong attention to detail and design. In the project carried out for the Ex Monastero di Cairate, recovery and new buildings find a balance between past and future. It carries out research and updating activities together with a team of architects and designers, also through participation in major international design competitions.