Francesca Cocchiara

Francesca Cocchiara

Cagliari, IT



Positive, creative and reflective are the words that best describe my personality. I am an enthusiastic person and my ideal job is the one where I can always learn from exchanging knowledge with people.

Having lived and visited exciting urban contexts, I am interested in how people shape their own environments and vice versa. I like designing projects that interact with their own surroundings, exploring the very detail of projects components and experimenting first-hand local building techniques.

Besides architecture, I enjoy traveling and reading.


Co-Perform Ltd, Melbourne, Cagliari, IT, Energy Rating Assistant

Modeling and energy assessment for new residential buildings. (Remote collaboration, based in Italy)

Feb 2015 - current

University of Cagliari, Department of Architecture and Engineering, Cagliari, IT, Research Fellow

Study of Geodesign methods in spatial planning and design.

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Frederic SCHWARTZ Architects, New York, NY, US, Trainee Architect

May 2012 - Oct 2012

AMC Associati, Cagliari, IT, Junior Architect

May 2011 - Apr 2012

City of Cagliari, Department of Public Green Spaces, Cagliari, IT, Intern

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Frederic SCHWARTZ Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010


KU Leuven, Masters, MSc in Human Settlements

1-year post-graduate programme in English addressing rapid urbanization in developing countries and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

University of Cagliari, MArch, 5 year degree in Architecture

Oct 2005 - Feb 2011


Master and Back - Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Grant

Grant for a post-graduate master program aboard.
(I did the MSc in Human Settlements at KU Leuven)


4th place in "Una nuova centralità per Casinalbo", Honorable Mention

4th place in a competition for the reconversion of a former factory in the province of Modena (Italy)


Globus Placement, Scholarship

Scholarship for an exchange mobility program during the last year of university, to do a 3-month internship outside of Europe.
(I did it at Schwartz Architects, New York)


Areas of Specialization