Frederico Zaniol

Frederico Zaniol

Lecco, IT



I am an architect since 2008, graduated for the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. Actually, I´m working as a researcher architect at IMM Design Lab, in Milan, Italy, as well I´m finishing a Master of Science Degree, in Architectural Engineering at Poliecnico di Milano. During this italian experience, I was awarded by the university with the second prize on the 11° Edition Study Award “Laure Larouzé” Sustainable Build Environment. 
My previous job was working at architect-partner of an architectural office based in Florianópolis SC Brazil. We worked with residential, institutional and commercial architecture. The office is called Otra Arquitetura ( ), and was founded in 2003 by my two other partners, Guilherme Zamboni and Luciano Sica Garcia.
Since my started point working at Otra Arquitetura, in 2009, at the same time with our current works, we participated of a lot architectural competitions, in different cities. It was in one of these projects that we received the 5th prize in architectural project, with a building for the Engineer and Architecture Council at Cuiabá MT, in this same year.
As soon as I finished my graduation, I moved to United States, period that  I followed the working process at GAA Architects Inc. ( ), located in Irvine, California. There, I experienced  the development for projects such as self storages, master plans for industry companies, projects such as logistic buildings for Airports in Los Cabos and Riviera Maya, in Mexico, industrial buildings in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona and different types of commercial buildings.
During my graduation period, I did a volunteer job, working in social projects with a team of architecture students at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, when I worked in projects such as remodeling churches, shelters for homeless, social residences and, in 2006, in a projetct that together with our Professor-Coordinator Fernanda Menezes, we developed an urban plan in the beautiful fishermen’s beach called Ponta do Papagaio, in Palhoça SC.
Before that, I worked for a while with my father, Carlos Zaniol, the person that probably taught me the most . He is architect also, and I worked helping him in his office, in Caxias do Sul RS.


IMM Design Lab, Milano, IT, Architect - Researcher

Jan 2014 - current

Otra Arquitetura Ltda, Florianópolis, BR, Architect- Partner

Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

GAA Architects, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Intern

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, BR, Intern

Mar 2005 - Jul 2008


Politecnico di Milano, Lecco, IT, MArch, Architectural Engineering

Sep 2012 - current

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Jul 2002 - Aug 2008


11° Edition Study Award “Laure Larouzé” Sustainable Build Environment., 2nd Place


Engineers and Architects Regional Council at Cuiabá MT Brasil, Honorable Mention

National Competition


Areas of Specialization 


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