Francesca Girardi

Francesca Girardi

Brooklyn, NY, US



I'm an Italian architectural designer based in Brooklyn, NY.

I graduated from University of Naples Federico II School of Architecture on March 2014, receiving a Master Degree in Architecture with Highest Honors for my Thesis in Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design.

On October 2014 I successfully completed the Qualification Exam for Professional Practice of Architecture to work as an independent Architect in Italy.

From January 2015 to December 2015 I worked with the award-winning architectural firm LOT-EK in New York City, collaborating on a variety of exciting projects of different types and scale. 

In 2016 I worked for the Naples based Developer Pagliara Costruzioni srl as Interior Architect and I collaborated as freelance designer with the award-winning design practice Von der Schulenburg.


Dash Marshall, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Jan 2017 - current

Independent Architect, Naples, IT, Architect

Oct 2014 - current

Pagliara Costruzioni srl, Naples, IT, Interior Architect

Contract job with Naples based Developer "Pagliara Costruzioni srl".
Design of five apartments located in a historic residential building on via Bisignano 55, Naples (IT).
Interior design lead, work directly with the clients and the principal.
Site surveys, production of drawings, modeling and rendering, production of presentation images, product research and specification.

Feb 2016 - May 2016

LOT-EK, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

One year architectural internship with the award-winning firm LOT-EK Architecture & Design.
Work together with principals and colleagues on a variety of projects of different types and size.
- Production of construction drawings during all project phases (SD, DD, CD, CA)
- Site visits and surveys
- Modeling and rendering
- Production of presentation images
- Research
- Product Specifications
- Cost estimate
- Assistance in sourcing vendors and soliciting quotes.
- Proficiency in Autocad, Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
- Experience in Revit and Laser Cutting.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

madeindreams, Milan, IT, Architectural consultant

Collaboration with Madeindreams - innovation design consultancy, on the design of the cosmetic shop Cipria-Milano in Dubai. Design and development of the shop layout. Production of technical drawings and millwork details.

May 2013 - Jun 2013

Od'A - Officina d'Architettura, Naples, IT, Architectural intern

Collaboration on the Urban Light Design Contest for the Urban Requalification of Piazza Matilde Serao, Naples (1st prize). Production of 2D-3D drawings, archive, web-site update.

Feb 2013 - Apr 2013


University of Naples Federico II, Naples, IT, Masters, Architecture

Degree Thesis in Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design.
Completed with full honors - final grade: 110/110 cum laude.

Nov 2010 - Mar 2014

PoliDesign - Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, Food Experience Design - V Edition

Higher education course for innovation in food retail design. An intensive 172 hour curriculum comprehensive of seminars, a design workshop and a final group thesis presentation.

Oct 2010 - Oct 2010

University of Naples Federico II, Naples, IT, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Degree Thesis in Architectural Technology.
Completed with full honors - final grade: 110/110 cum laude.

Oct 2005 - Mar 2010

Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, ES, Master Universitario en Diseño de Interiores

Erasmus Student Exchange.
Completed Studios: “Tecnología, Diseño y cálculo de alumbrado interior”, “Materiales de aplicación a la arquitectura y el interiorismo”, “Teoría del diseño y metodología del proyecto de interior”, "Tratamiento de la imagine".

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

Liceo Classico Statale Jacopo Sannazaro, Naples, IT, High School, Classical studies

Sep 2000 - Jul 2005

Areas of Specialization