Davide Sacconi (Interim Director Architecture Program – ARC407/608 Architectural Design)

Davide Sacconi is an architect and a researcher from Rome, where after graduating with honors in 2006, he founded TSPOON, a research-based office that has received awards in several national and international competitions for architecture, landscape, urban design and editorial projects. In 2009 he moved to Holland where he earned a post-graduate diploma at the Berlage Institute of Rotterdam focusing on territorial and large scale projects in different cultural and geographical contexts, such as Los Angeles, Beijing, Moscow and Athens. He worked as architect and urban designer for MVRDV, a leading international firm based in Rotterdam, before moving to London where he ran the Research Cluster 14 for two years at the Bartlett School of Architecture in the MArch Urban Design program. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Architectural Association in London where he is developing a thesis on the notion of Archetype as conceptual and methodological approach to reframe the idea of Modernity in the Brazilian context. dsacconi@syr.edu