Paolo Rizzo was born in 1966 in Messina, Sicily. He graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1993 with honors. He continued his training at the studio of Mies Van der Rohe, Lohan Architects in Chicago. Back in Italy comes as junior architect in the Studio of Architecture Ignazio Gardella and working simultaneously at the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan as an assistant in the design workshops. As a researcher conducted a study on the architecture of skyscrapers in Chicago School. He completed his training by winning a Ph.D. in Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Venice. He founded his own studio in 1995. From the outset the work has focused on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials, rather than on developing a set of stylistic mannerisms. Over the years Paolo Rizzo has accrued extensive experience of the particular challenges of working within environments of historic, landscape and ecological significance.