Mario Cucinella is the founder of Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA). With over 20 years of professional practice, MCA has developed extensive experience in architectural design, with particular attention to energy and environmental impact of buildings.
He regularly holds conferences in Italy and abroad, while maintaining an active role in teaching at several universities.
In 2012 he founded Green Building the Future, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development through green architecture and urban regeneration. In 2014 he worked as a tutor with ‘Senator for Life’ Renzo Piano on the G124 project for the recovery of the suburbs in Italy. Since 2015 he has started working in Bologna S.O.S.- School of Sustainability, focused on training new professionals in the field of sustainability.
In 2016 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded him an International Fellowship. In 2017 he received the important Honorary Fellowship Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
For the 2018 Venice Biennale, Cucinella will be the curator of the Italian Pavilion.