DFA Partners is an architecture firm founded in Milan, Italy, from an idea that Daniele Fiori shared with a team of architects motivated by technical and creative energies.
The work is focused mainly on private architecture, urban regeneration and the rehabilitation of brownfield sites for new, private and public uses.
DFA Partners operates in the continues dialectic between tradition and innovation: the application of new technologies, contemporary best practices for the optimisation of energy consumption, bio-architecture, new materials and a profound mastery of expressive languages.
Senior architect, DFA Partners founder
He graduated in architecture at Milan Politecnico in 1985 with Marco Zanuso, with whom he collaborated on projects and competitions. He awarded a three-year master’s degree in Interior Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design and later he teaches Architectural Design at ISAD (Istituto Superiori dei Architettura e Design). The design philosophy of Daniele Fiori is based on the recovery and identification of historical values of the sites, in compliance with the “genius loci”. The interest in history, researching the origins, architectural roots in the project, led him to work with determination and perseverance on details. His professional activities geared from the beginning to the development of residential design, from interior to large urban requalification, led him in 2012 to found DFA Partners and open new and more innovative professional dialogue channels.
Senior Architect, Partner, Head of Technical area
Graduated in architecture at Milan Politecnico with a thesis on the use the five senses as a design tool for international fashion retail and corner shops.
After a career in architecture and urban studies, she contributed in the foundation of DFA Partners where, as a Senior Architect, she is the Head of technical and administrative area and follows all stages of the design processes of large projects in the Milan area.
Andrea Lapasini Pandozy
Senior architect, Partner, Project Leader
Andrea Lapasini Pandozy
He graduated with honors in Architecture at Milan Politecnico with a thesis on punctual glass façades, he integrates the formative period moving to Paris for e semester, where he worked with Denis Laming architects. He participated in the International Design Competition for the National Diet Library Kansai – Kan ( Jp ) with Makio Hasuike Co.
After a career in architecture firms, he contributed in the foundation of DFA Partners where, as a Senior Architect, coordinates the architectural and design department.
Born in Legnano in 1987, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Building Engineering (with specialization in Building Design) at Milan Politecnico in 2013. Qualified to profession of engineering, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Milan and in 2014 joins DFA Partners. Within the practice, he is in charge of detailed planning in two and three dimensions and handles the technical / administrative aspects of the project, from the compliance with building regulations to the documentations with PA.
After obtaining a degree in Architecture from Milan Politecnico, with Marco Zanuso, she is active in the field of architecture, design, visual arts, interior and exhibit design. Appointed Managing Curator of Interdisciplinary Area at Milan Triennale, she contributed in developing contemporary art and children Museum MUBA.
In 1987 she received a mention at “Compasso d’ Oro” award.
In 2014 she co-founded Connexpo, a non-profit organization born tostrengthen the presence of developing countries that have participated in Expo 2015.
She works with DFA Partners as project architect.
Irene Degli Occhi
Irene Degli Occhi
Born in Milan in 1990, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Architectural Design at the Milan Politecnico in 2015. During her studies she worked as an intern for the architectural firm Giannattasio and works with the Association Connexpo for two exhibitions in Expo 2015.
She combines the profession with teaching at Milan Politecnico.
From May 2016 she joined the firm DFA Partners, where she specializes in architectural design and drawing at different scales.
Born in Forlì in 1966, he graduated in Civil Engineering at Bologna University.
He began his professional career as a structural engineer in a construction company. The direct experience of the construction site is an important formative contribution to the next Structural Designer activities held for over twenty years.
From 2014 he collaborates with DFA Partners.
Born in Gallarate in 1993, he got his Bachelor from Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design (ISAD), in Milan nel 2016.
He joined DFA Partners since June 2016, starting with an internship sponsored by the University itself.
In the practice he deals with the architectural design and drawing at different scales.
Born in Orzinuovi in 1992, she graduated in Technological and Environmental Design at the Polytechnic of Milan in 2017.
During his university career, he collaborated with several architectural firms for residential building projects.
Admitted to the profession, she is enrolled in the Register of Architects of the Province of Milan and from July 2017 collaborates with DFA Partners, where she deals with design and planning at different scales.
Born in Bologna in 1990, she graduated with honors at Milan Politecnico in 2013.
While at university she takes part in international competitions and collaborated with architects in building renovation projects.
She also teaches Urban and Regional Planning at Milan Politecnico. From November 2014 she joined DFA Partners, where she deals with architectural planning and design at different scales.
Born in Bergamo in 1989, she graduated with honors from the Politecnico di Milano Master’s Degree in Architecture in 2015.
During his university years, he collaborated with architectural firms, where he participated in the drafting of architectural and graphic projects concerning different project areas. In 2015, one of his university projects is published in the journal “3nta, Milan: the hybrid city”.
From March 2018 he collaborates with DFA Partners, where he deals with architectural design and drawing at different scales.
Born in Isola della Scala (VR) in 1987, she graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2014.
During and after his university career, he collaborated with architectural firms in residential and commercial projects in the Verona area, and also participated in the preparation of a retrospective of contemporary art at the Republic of San Marino.
From February 2017 he collaborates with DFA Partners, where he deals with architectural and executive design.
Born in Milan in 1990, she graduated at Politecnico di Milano and studied at Kingston University of London. In 2016 she graduated from the London Metropolitan University with a Master degree in Professional Practice in Architecture.
Born in Tradate in 1981, he obtained a Master of Science in Architecture of Engineering at Milan Politecnico in 2008. Always interested in everything related to the architectural visualization, 3D modeling and computer graphics, after graduating, he continues to experiment new techniques and new graphics methods.
Admitted to the Order of Architects in Como, he is working with several practices in Italy and Switzerland. In 2014 he joined DFA Partners.
Born in Lecco in 1990, she graduated in Architecture with honors Degree at Milan Politecnico in 2015.
After completing her studies, she started tutoring in the Laboratory of Urban Design at Milan Politecnico completing individual research in urban planning.
In 2016 she worked with Stefano Recalcati at Arup to the realization of the special exhibition “Reporting from Marghera and Other Waterfronts” at Venice Biennale .
From June 2016 she joined DFA Partners, where she specializes in architectural design and drawing at different scales.
Executive assistant and Administration Manager
Born in 1985 in Milan, she obtained her high school diploma in 2004. After few years at university, Giulia matures experiences in various working areas.
In 2013 she started working with DFA Partners as Front Office Staff and Daniele Fiori Personal Assistant. Currently she is also responsible for the administration of the practice.
Born in Parma in 1996, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design in 2018 at the Higher Institute of Architecture and Design in Milan.
Passionate during his training in three-dimensional modeling and computer graphics, he studies and experiments with some of the most effective visualization techniques.
Within the studio, he deals with the creation of digital images and videos for interior design purposes.