Mattia Malavenda

Mattia Malavenda

Dubai, AE

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Italian Architect, founder of MMArchitectura, with 15 years of post-graduation experience on different scale and type of projects across Italy, Middle East and South-East Asia.

Main expertise in Architecture Design and ability to lead projects from concept to detailed design and on-site supervision.

Strong interactions with Urban planning and Landscaping by developing projects such as Urban and Site Masterplan, Mixed use complex, Shopping Mall, Healthcare, Museum, Hospitality, Residential low-rise and high-rise (45floor), Civic/Public/Governative, Corporate and Religious (see Portfolio).

Proficiency with Autocad, Revit (6years exp.), 3D modeling (Rhinoceros, 3DS, Sketchup), 3D/4D visualization (Lumion, V-Ray), graphic (Adobe Suite, InDesign) and oral presentations, free hand sketching.

LEED AP BD+C certified and BIM implementation expert.

Ability in liaise with high-profile Clients, Developers, Consultants, Manufacturer and Contractors. 



MMARCHITECTURA, Dubai, AE, Co-Founder, Managing Design Director

Co-founder of a small but ambitious Architecture practice focused on Contemporary Architecture and Sustainable Design.
Realization of Architectural Concept Designs, Detailed design, CAD/BIM production, 3D modeling (Rhino), 3D/4D visualizations (Lumion) and presentations.
Collaboration with award-winning Architecture Firms of Turin and Milan (Italy) and participating to International Architecture Competitions.
Expertise on metal cladding for facade and roofing and green power generation (photovoltaic) by been involved in projects of renovation and restyling of facades and building evelopes.
Research&Development of a sustainable and renewable material also known as "vegetable ivory" to be introduced in the interior design industry and realization of furniture designs.

Jun 2010 - current

TARIK ALIREZA CONSULTING ENGINEERS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Project Design Director

Working for a middle size Architecture firm specialized in Museum and Exhibition spaces based in Saudi Arabia, directing the overall design of two important building renovation and expansion projects for the Governarate of Medina and the Saudi Commission for Turism and Heritage (SCTH).
Providing concept designs, producing general, schematic and detailed architecture designs, BIM production (Revit), architectural renderings and presentations.
Collaborating and coordinating with internal and external Consultants, Exhibition Designers,and Authorities.
Liaising and leading meeting with Clients ensuring that requirements are met and achieved in accordance with owner's expectations, international practices and local rules and regulations.

Dec 2017 - Jul 2019

ECHO ARCHITECTURE (Fawaz Al Hokair), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Senior Design Architect

Working Client-side for international Property Developer, Fawaz Al Hokair Real Estate Company on their mega Shopping Malls, Mixed-Use High-rise, Hospitality, Leisure & Residential projects throughout Middle East, UK & Italy.
Providing concept designs, producing general, schematic and detailed architecture designs. BIM production (Revit) and architectural renderings and presentations.

Nov 2016 - Nov 2017

CEG (Consulting Engineering Group), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Lead Architect

Project Architect in an international multi-discipline Engineering Consulting firm with offices in Riyadh and Paris.
Working on the governative project of the new Ministry of Social Affairs in Riyadh, providing concept designs, BIM production (Revit), renderings, presentations and coordinating the schematic design stage.
Becaming Lead Architect in the Makkah University Hospital project, a 300 bed clinic, University (4 faculties with separate boys and girls sections), Auditorium (1500 pax) and staff housing, from the urban and architectural concept through the shematic design, coordinating a team of 5 architects and engineers. Leading meeting with Clients and technical consultant. Liaising with Municipalities, Regulations and checking quantity and costs.

Aug 2015 - Nov 2016

GOH HOCK GUAN & ASSOCIATES, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lead Architect

Lead Architect to strenghten a team of an high-profile established Architecture and Urban Planning Firm of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for a half million square meter GFA mixed-use project with shopping mall, residential high-rise, hospitality & leisure in Malacca.
Working from the urban planning stage, through the architectural concept, producing general and detailed architecture designs, BIM production (Revit) and architectural renderings and video to the highest standard.
Team leader of 5 architects for the design development, coordinating with technical consultants and leading meeting with Clients, an international Property Developer Company, directly with his owner and CEO.

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015


Working starting as fresh graduate Architect in an Architecture firm operating mainly in the field of residential, commercial and renovation projects of historical buildings in Italy.
Preparation of architectural design proposals, Cad drawings, development of Building Permits, processing metric calculations, estimation, assisting the Principal Architect, Director of Works and Safety.

Sep 2005 - May 2010


LEED AP - US Green Building Council, International, LEED AP BC+D

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in Building Construction and Development

Sep 2019 - Oct 2019

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, MArch, Architecture and Territorial Planning

Sep 1999 - Apr 2005

Areas of Specialization