Tommaso Fruga

Tommaso Fruga




I am a licensed architect in Italy and Switzerland and my work experience extends beyond four years, three of which in New York City. I am currently relocating to Los Angeles and I am open to new opportunities in this geographical area.

In my previous jobs I was involved in several projects, mostly in residential renovations throughout Manhattan. During my NYC experiences at KDA and MSA firms, I had the opportunity to follow each step of the design process, from the conceptual stage up to the construction administration phase. I have been working on architectural documents, drafting design development and construction development drawing sets and I have been fully involved in both architectural and interior design decisions. I always had an active part in the preparation and in the attendance of all meetings with clients,  general contractors, subcontractors, structural and MEP engineers, installers and vendors.

In 2017 I obtained a Master Degree in Architecture at the Mario Botta Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio in Switzerland with a thesis project tutored by professors Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus. During my studies I also had the opportunity to work in Zvi Hecker’s Office in Berlin  for a year and in Eric La Pierre’s Office in Paris for a couple of months. Having the opportunity to work in different countries enriched my architectural culture and opened my professional horizons. 

Behind my  diligent and precise nature and strong work ethic, I am passionate about architecture, product design, graphics and their impact on people’s everyday lives. My experiences in international architectural firms have given me the opportunity to work and enjoy the development of private and public projects of different scales, and have allowed me to refine my skills in the continuous search for the highest quality throughout all phases of design.  

I have learned to design and develop projects individually and collaboratively, and I continue to strengthen my skill set which includes thoughtful design, representation and organization skills, a positive attitude with clients and colleagues and a deep work ethic. I am proficient in the most popular architectural softwares, and I am a fast learner of new programs as needed.  


k-da, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architect

Jan 2020 - current

Matthew Schnepf Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Dec 2017 - Dec 2019

Studio Datei Nani, New York, Junior Architect

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Eric La Pierre Experience, Paris, Intern

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013

Zvi Hecker Architect, New York, Intern

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013


Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, MArch, Science of Architecture

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017

Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, BArch, Science of Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jul 2015

Liceo Classico Statale Paolo Sarpi, Bergamo, IT, High School, Humanistic Studies

Sep 2006 - Jul 2011

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