Frederico Zaniol

Frederico Zaniol

Lecco, IT



I am architect since 2008, graduated for the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. Actually, I´m 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 experience here in Lecco, 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, with two other partners, based in Florianópolis SC Brazil. We’d worked with residential, institutional and commercial architecture. The office is called Otra Arquitetura ( ), and has been created in 2003 by my two other partners, Guilherme Zamboni and Luciano Sica Garcia.
Since my started point working at Otra Arquitetura, in 2009, in parallel with our current works, we participated of a lot architectural contests, 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’ve been in US working as intern architect, in California, with GAA Architects Inc. ( ), located in Irvine, when I has experience developing projects for self storages, master plans for industry companies, developing projects as logistic buildings for Airports in Los Cabos and Riviera Maya, in Mexico, industrial buildings in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona and projecting other different types of commercial buildings.
During the graduation period, I did a volunteer job, working in social projects with a team of architecture students at Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. My function  was a kind of coordinator job on those projects, when our tasks were remodeling churches, shelters for homeless, social residences and, finally, in 2006, we develop an urban plan in a fishermen’s beach called Ponta do Papagaio, in Palhoça SC.
Before that, I worked for a while with my father, Carlos Zaniol. He is architect also, and I worked helping him in his office, in Caxias do Sul RS.


Otra Arquitetura Ltda, Florianópolis, BR, Architect- Partner

Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

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

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

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