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.

Daniele Fiori

Senior architect, DFA Partners founder

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Daniele Fiori

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.

Cristina Gaddoni

Senior Architect, Partner, Head of Technical area

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Cristina Gaddoni

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

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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.

Giovanna Giannattasio

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Giovanna Giannattasio