Gian Maria Socci

Gian Maria Socci

New York, NY, US




Urban Think Tank, Zürich, CH, Project Architect

I was involved in several projects from concept to final design. I lead the design for a sustainable housing complex, organizing a multidisciplinary group of international professionals and managing all the relations with the clients. I've traveled across Europe to represent the firm, delivering lectures and leading teaching activities.

Dec 2013 - Jun 2016

Self Employed- Freelance, Zürich, CH, Architect and Urban Designer

I've most successfully taken part in prestigious design competitions in Europe within different professionals.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2013

Sardellini & Marasca Architetti, Ancona, IT, Junior Architect

This was my first professional experience and I was involved in all design phases in small to medium sized projects, like house expansions, interior retail design, SPA and hospitality facilities.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011


ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH, MAS Urban Design

The MAS in Urban Design is a one-year postgraduate master program in research and design. The MAS program aims to link social, economic and ecological circumstances to create new, resilient ways of shaping urban territories. The MAS works with strategies as much as with tactics to redefine the role of the architect and planner in the making of the city today and to find new territories for design to engage.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Facoltà di Architettura "Biagio Rossetti", Ferrara, MArch, MArch

5 years graduate program of architecture with a focus on technical detailing and sustainable design.

Sep 2004 - Mar 2010



A new Waterfront for Gabicce, Honorable Mention


Rethink Athens, 3rd Place


Europan 12 Aalborg, 1st Place


Vizzion Awards, Honorable Mention

Student competition for innovative model of sustainable architecture


Kindergarten Trondheim, 1st Place

Student competition for the design of a CO2-neutral kindergarten in Norway


Marco Polo Resort, 3rd Place

SPA and Resort in Vittorio Veneto, Italy.


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