In conceiving a new project the approach to space is always expressed in two simultaneous dialogues: one with the place and one with the territorial context and its culture.
Massimiliano Locatelli, Giovanna Cornelio and Annamaria Scevola studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. Locatelli received his PhD from Columbia University in New York and Scevola obtained her PhD from Milan Polytechnic.
In 1993 Cornelio, Locatelli and Scevola founded the CLS Architetti studio which opened a branch in New York in 1997.
In 2018 the Studio changed its name and became Locatelli Partners.
The three members head up a team of more than eighty professionals including architects, engineers and designers.
Right from the outset, the studio has worked in every area of design and in the most varied contexts. These include private homes, showrooms, shops and exhibitions, ranging from the construction of new buildings to the restoration of monumental complexes and historic homes and combining a contemporary rationalist style vision with inspiration and respect for tradition. The spirit of the city of Milan, the home of excellence in Italian design, is re-interpreted between beauty and rigour in an all-encompassing approach to thinking about the whole design project which goes from the direct relationship with the client to a dialogue that is constantly alive and unique with spaces and materials all in the ever-present name of art. Particular attention is dedicated to design, made to measure for the spaces conceived to welcome and house it and which has then gone on to generate a number of different product families.
Over the years Locatelli Partners have received numerous international awards plus the attention of the specialist press and prestigious clients all over the world thanks to its constant innovation in the design and application of cutting-edge technologies, research into materials, the choice of more sustainable building systems and its unique style that is constantly recognizable as being between the aesthetic quest for dreams and the functional nature of reality.