Frederico Zaniol

Frederico Zaniol

Abu Dhabi, AE



I´m an architect and urban designer specialized in multi-scale architecture.

My professional experience includes following masterplans and space planning on large scale projects for the commercial and industrial sector in California. I also have a background working as an Architect/Project Manager for the residential and commercial sector in Brazil, working from the conceptual design until the detailing and the construction documentation phases, as well the experience working on projects involving master planning and urban recovery in countries as Italy, Russia and Kenya.

During the last two years I acted as an Architect/Urban Designer at  IMM Design Lab Milano, an international and multidisciplinary design laboratory for urban sustainabilityworking on projects involving multi-scale architecture, environmental performance, design for energy efficient building and landscape/urban recovery in locations such as Brazil, Serbia, Italy and New Zealand,

Currently I'm part of the design team at the Varetto Design, a leading, high-quality interior, landscape and architectural design firm, where I'm working as a Senior Architect projects from interior and landscape design until architectural and urban scales developments in Europe and Middle East regions.

My major goal as an architect is to work always implementing a holistic approach, and develop the design element economically, socially and sustainably oriented.


Varetto Design, Torino, IT & Dubai, UAE, Architect/Urban Designer

Direct company operations in the Middle East, developing procedures for the design process and construction site management. Coordinate all area projects from start to finish. Cultivate client relationships, developing new projects in the region. Research and source contractors/construction suppliers, creating appropriate budgets and elaborating bids.

• Produce and execute multi-scale residential and commercial, interior, architectural, landscape and urban designs.
• Business development for the region, overseeing company profile.

Aug 2015 - current

IMM Design Lab, Milano, IT, Architect/Urban Designer

Created intelligent master plans by closely analyzing sites/developments to identify demands, design high-level conceptual options, and layout various plans for land usage. Employed in-depth knowledge of current trends and technologies in planning and environmental integration, as well as urban infrastructure and transportation innovations.

• Wrote and illustrated designs and architectural concepts, explaining and analyzing all guidelines and benchmarks.
• Strengthened key partnerships with other institutions, often speaking at international seminars and conferences.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Otra Arquitetura Ltda, Florianópolis, BR, Architect/Project Manager

Coordinated design teams and managed relationships with subcontractors on structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil projects. Guided residential and commercial architectural designs from conception to completion, deftly directing all project phases. Evaluated project compatibility and materials specifications to ensure adherence to best practices.

• Increased clientele portfolio by 50%, expanding the practice to four different states and widening capacity to include mid-scale housing and mixed use developments.
• Acted as liaison to governmental and planning offices, handling all permissions and applications in a timely manner.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

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

Intership period following masterplans and space planning on large scale projects for the commercial and industrial sector in California.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008


Politecnico di Milano, Lecco, IT, MArch, Architectural Engineering

Feb 2013 - current

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Jul 2002 - Aug 2008


11° Edition Award “Laure Larouzé” Sustainable Build Environment., 2nd Place


Engineers and Architects Regional Council at Cuiabá MT Brasil, Honorable Mention

National Competition


Areas of Specialization