Pier Andrea Notari

Pier Andrea Notari

Richmond, GB



I have developed my professional experience in global and award winning architecture and interior design consultancies such as Benoy, BDP, Gensler in the UK and Architecture-Studio in France as well as D&B companies.

In 15 years I grew strong skills in managing and mentoring design teams, operations, finance, resources, business development, client facing and strategy planning.

I have experience in Workplace, Retail, High End Residential and Mixed Use developments in the UK, France, Switzerland Italy and China.

In 15 years I grew strong skills in design and project implementing to more senior positions that required managing multiple projects at the same time, operations, finance, fee proposals, appraisals, review, mentoring teams, client facing and business development.

My experience on Director and Management roles leading projects from the client brief to completion and my international experience with top clients such as Hainan Government (China), Galeries Lafayette (Beijing), Land Securities (UK) and Group Auchan (France), make me a strong candidate for team leading and client facing roles.


Harmsen Tilney Shane - contract, London, GB, workplace creative designer

Managing the London office design team, pitching and leading workplace design for Air Carriers, Law, Media, Fashion and Accountancy international firm in the UK;

May 2015 - Nov 2015

Shalini Misra Ltd, London, GB, Managing Director

Managing Director for an high end residential consultancy. I was hired on to structure the company who recently doubled the workforce and take the lead of a team of 12 people working on 7 different projects in the day-to-day project running, business developing expanding into the commercial sector and implementing their strategy in finance, operations and cad standards.
Award winning company specialized in High End Residential and Hospitality for top clients in UK and India;
Budgets from £ 100.000 to £ 2.500.000;

Jan 2014 - May 2015

Benoy, London, GB, Senior Architect / Interior Designer

I was hired first as contractor on developing the final concept stage of a 100.000 sqm shopping centre refurbishment in Paris and then took over the project as part of permanent staff completing Scheme Design, Tender, Site Work and delivering the project. I also managed other Food Courts, Retail projects in France as project leader with a dedicated team and worked on different bids and concepts for shopping centres design in Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Concept, Space Planning, Presentation, Liaison with Clients and Local Architects, Budget and Contract Management, Team Leader, Site Work;
Retail Extension and Interior Design in France and India on budgets from £ 10.000.000 to £ 60.000.000;

Dec 2012 - Jun 2014

Self-Employed Architect / Interior Designer, Rome, Paris, London, Geneva, Architect, Interior Designer, Project Leader, Project Manager.

Architect Project Leader and Director on:
- Strategic Workplace Planning, Office refurbishments in London, Geneva, Milan, Rome;
- Retail and Hospitality interior design on 5 stars Luxury Hotel in Rome;
- Restaurant design in Italy;
- Master Plan bid for a Theme Park in Hainan (China);
- Private Residential design in Italy;
Clients: Private, Gensler, Hainan Government, Rabacos, Novato Holding, GHVV.
Concept, Presentation, Liaison with Clients and Local Architects, Budget and Contract Negotiation, Team Leader, Site Work;
Budgets from £ 100.000 to £ 200.000.000;

Sep 2007 - Dec 2012

Sidell Gibson Architects, London, GB, Architect Package Leader Interior Fit-Out

On this Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s first building in the UK I developed the interior fit-out concept (Cat. A), presenting it to the client (Land Securities), winning the bid and developing the Concept, the Scheme Design and Tender, managing a 2 people team and working closely to main, sub-contractors and suppliers.
Concept, Presentation, Space Planning, Budget Management, Team Leader;
One New Change, a £ 230.000.000 Mixed Use Office and Retail development in the City of London;

Apr 2006 - Jul 2007

BDP - contract, London, GB, Interior Designer

I was hired as a contractor to work on a 100,000 sqm Shopping Centre extension and refurbishment in France and an Office design in London. The concept of the Office design was one of the first of its kind involving leisure and entertaining areas, a social Canteen with an open Kitchen, a Spa with Steam Rooms, Crash Rooms for the employees and a Penthouse.
Office and Retail Interior Design in France and UK and budgets from £6.000.000 to £50.000.000;

Oct 2005 - Mar 2006

MBA Architecture, Paris, FR, Assistant Architect/Interior Designer

As a permanent staff I had the chance to work within the former Marcel Breuer Associates firm in Paris on office design for Banks, IBM and SFR (Vodafone France) on both new and listed buildings winning competitions and completing projects in France.
Concept, Space Planning, Site Work;
Banks and Office Interior Design in France and UK and budgets from £.300.000 to £3.000.000;

Oct 2004 - Sep 2005

Architecture-Studio -contract, Paris, FR, Assistant Architects

As a contractor I worked mainly in the international competitions department in this award winning internationally recognize consultancy that designed the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Institute du Monde Arab in Paris. I was involved in three projects in China winning two competitions for a New City of Science in Chongqing and the first phase of the Master Plan for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.
Concept - budget from £60.000.000 to £2,5 Billions;

Apr 2004 - Jun 2004

Firex s.r.l. - Rome, Rome, IT, Architect

For four years post qualification I worked on designing new Architecture and Interiors for public buildings in Italy.
Project Architect for refurbishment of public buildings for the Italian Police and Carabinieri;

Jul 2000 - Mar 2004


RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), London, GB, MArch, Architecture

Nov 2006 - Nov 2006

ARB (Architects' Registration Board), London, GB, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2006 - Oct 2006

Member of Italian Chartered Architects, Rome, IT, MArch, Architecture

Apr 2002 - Apr 2002

Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, IT, BArch, Architecture and Interior Design

Sep 1994 - Jul 2000


Project Finalist - Industrial design competiotion - Sedie nel Parco, Turin (IT), Honorable Mention

Industrial Design Competition for designing a Chair for Public Parks in Turin (IT).
Project finalist, mentioned and part of the exhibition.


Areas of Specialization