Our company was founded in Brescia by the architect Matteo Defendini: we are a multidisciplinary team that focuses especially on architecture, design and urban planning, both in the public and private sectors. By working at a regional but also at a global level, thanks to a network of local professionals supporting us, we operate and reflect the cultural and natural environment of each job. We always pay the utmost attention to the needs of users and local traditions. Thanks to the respect for the territorial context, Defendini firm is always able to offer creative, innovative and tailor-made solutions for every request and desire a client may have.


Principal Architect

Winner of "Europe 40 Under 40® Award"
Best Emerging European Young Architect

Originally from Brescia but a citizen of the world, architect Matteo Defendini is the founder and CEO of our company. Matteo graduated in Architecture at the Accademia of Mendrisio in Switzerland and at the École de Paris Belleville in France. He has developed public and private projects that have been published on international journals and books and that have been obtained many awards, including the “Europe 40 under 40” award, which selects the 40 best young emerging architects in Europe every year. He has been a speaker at various conferences and universities; the Italian Ministry of Culture has appointed him Ambassador of Italian Design in Saudi Arabia; he is also a member of commissions, public and institutional bodies, as well as associations with various visions and missions.


Italia, USA, Svizzera,
Australia, Francia, Austria


Italia, Svizzera, Australia, Sudafrica, Burkina Faso,
Tanzania, Colombia, Grecia, Arabia Saudita, Emirati Arabi Uniti


50 countries around the world


Our team includes professional architects, engineers and designers who, thanks to their diverse skills, work together every day in a structured and competitive company. They are thus able to work simultaneously on various types and scales of projects in a passionate, rapid and meticulous way.

See who works or has worked with us:

Vincenzo Pinelli, Claudio Beltrami, Teresa Lecchi, Alice Chiappi, Daniela Marca, Andrea Guarneri, Jacopo Olivari,
Luca Caravaggi, Simone Colosio, Fabio Duri, Simone Pelizzari, Julian Villescas, Camilo Muñoz, Dino Nessuno,
Simone Bianchetti, Maria Echeverri, Emanuel Mlingi, Esteban Solano, Carlos Peña, Johann Toro,
Bruno Micheletti, Enrico Micheletti, Hector Hernandez, Jose Martinez, Camilo Mejia,
Laura Nuñez, Luisa Aponte, Silvia Casanova, Andrea Presti.