STUDIO: The Architect Roberto Baciocchi is the founder and proprietor of Baciocchi & Associati, an international architecture studio with headquarters in Arezzo Italy. The firm is comprised of Mr. Baciocchi, six associate partners and 40 technicians and designers.
Mr. Baciocchi graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Florence in 1974 and he founded his studio that same year.
Baciocchi's work varies from residential, industrial and commercial architecture with a driving passion for interior design. All practices have earned him a world-wide recognition for his commercial space projects and inspired the creation of signature line of design objects. His life-long interests in art and fashion have awarded him to interpret and innovate concepts of modern luxury, translating numerous brands' philosophies into a contemporary architectural language.
WORKS: Most notably, Baciocchi has realized the commercial and corporate environments for the Prada Group brands such as Prada, Miu Miu, Church's and Car Shoe since 1982.
Having first conceived the classic green tone and minimalistic environment, after decades of evolution, the concept remains an original today.
Roberto Baciocchi fashioned the Miu Miu retail concept since its inception in 1988, giving its minimalist imprint that then influenced the next decade of retail design.
In 2006 Baciocchi again renovated the Miu Miu environment to mark its global expansion, celebrating its arrival as one of the world’s most important luxury brands.
Other significant projects include private residences in St. Moritz, Milan and Tuscany. Further works include a luxury Spa in Moscow and five-star hotels in Bucharest, Florence and Milan.
AWARDS: Baciocchi was awarded with the “Commercial Restoration Award” by the municipality of New York for the Prada shop on Madison Avenue (1997), and for the Prada shop in Aspen, Colorado (2002) he was given “The Best Restoration Award of a Historical Building,” from the Aspen Historical Society.
He has held numerous seminars at the University of Architecture, and recently at the University IULM of Milan.