Pier Alessio Rizzardi

Pier Alessio Rizzardi

Milan, IT



Pier Alessio Rizzardi is an architect, researcher and theoretician, founder of TCA Think Tank. Since 2013 he’s been an Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic University of Milan, Faculty of Architecture, journalist for l'ARCA International Magazine, correspondent for STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism Magazine, Editor of the Series of Books Protagonisti.

He studied architecture in Polytechnic University of Milan and at FAU-USP, Sao Paulo and obtained Master's Degree at Polytechnic University of Milan. Since 2007 he had collaborated with UMM Sao Paulo, Bamford Dash Architecture in Melbourne, MUDI-JDS in Shanghai and AMproject in Milan.

In 2011 he founded TCA Think Tank, an international research group aiming at producing projects and researches, pushing the understanding of the nowadays situation, exploring the Theoretical Condition of Architecture. Pier Alessio Rizzardi has been published on books, magazines and online platforms among the others East West Innovation, l’ARCA, STUDIO, GIZMO, ARTRIBUNE, ArchDaily, Designboom, Archinect etc.

He was the curator of the conference “Chinese Young Architects” in Milan, and has been invited as guest of the discussion “The Future of The Museum in China” in Beijing at STUDIO X in collaboration with Columbia University.

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l'Arca International - Architecture Magazine, Milan, IT, Freelance

I'm a collaborator of the magazine l'Arca International. My job is to compose graphics, to research and to lay out the publications.

Oct 2012 - current

TCA Think Tank, Milan, IT, Director

Oct 2011 - current

AM Progetti, Milan, IT, Freelance

I'm in charge of editing the publication of AM Progetti studio.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

MUDI Shanghai, Shanghai, CN, intern

Design concept developer. Layout presentation and concept images.

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

Bamford - Dash Architecture, Melbourne, AU, Intern

Design Architecture and Landscape

May 2009 - Aug 2009

UMM Uniao dos Movimentos de Moradia, São Paulo, BR, architect

Projects about slam areas in the periphery of Sao Paulo. Responsible of the design process. Public relator between the comunity of Brasilandia and the Governament of the state of Sao Paulo supported by ONG UMM SP.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007


Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, MArch, Architecture

Mar 2009 - Dec 2012

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, BArch, Architettura e Società

Oct 2004 - Oct 2008

University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, BR, BArch, Exchange program

Mar 2007 - Mar 2008

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