PERSONAL DETAILS

Stefano Melgrati
Born in Milan, Italy.


Architect & Photographer
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

Willing to undertake individual learning paths and experience, works since 2005 independently as Architect, Designer and Photographer between Milan, Madrid and Antwerp offering Design & Presentation Services to several Architecture Offices.
Among the types of projects covered: Retail, Office Buildings, Residential, Train & Bus Stations, Sport Centres, Exhibition Areas, Restaurants & Cafés, Educational Buildings, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Web and Graphic Design.

Present < September 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania. Self Employed.
Architecture and Photography.
Occasionally drifting here and there.

September 2016 < September 2015
Mexico City, Mexico. Self Employed.
Architecture and Photography.

September 2015 < October 2013
Traveling solo overland by motorcycle.
Left Milan, riding a Yamaha WR250R, with the overly strict plan of having no clue about where to end up.
In two years, and over 100.000km, the southernmost tip of Africa is reached, and then The Americas from Patagonia to Alaska.

October 2013 < June 2012
Antwerp, Belgium. Self-Employed.
Site Manager for the construction sites of two Armani stores – Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani.
Collaborates with Katrol Architecten and Bovenbouw.
Contributes to Raccontarestorie, a fresh and lively story-telling website.

June 2012 < April 2012
Shanghai, China. Self Employed.
Own projects and networking.

April 2012 < August 2011
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos and  Baobab Design.
Graphic and Packaging Design for various clients, including Barilla and Loving Earth.
Industrial Design of several pieces of outdoor furniture.

August 2011 < February 2011
Photographic reportages in Nepal, China and Russia.
Independent overland travel.

February 2011 < November 2010
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos and  Baobab Design.
Graphic and Packaging Design for various clients, including Barilla and Loving Earth.

November 2010 < June 2010
Brussels, Belgium. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: collaborations with Baobab Design and L35 Arquitectos.

June 2010 < May 2010
Photographic reportage, independent overland travel across Turkey.

May 2010 < September 2009
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos.

September 2009 < July 2009
Photographic reportage, independent overland travel across Europe from Milan to Nordkapp and back.

July 2009 < May 2009
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos.

May 2009 < April 2009
Photographic reportage, independent travel overland Sydney to Melbourne.

April 2009 < March 2008
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos.

March 2008 < September 2006
Antwerp, Belgium. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: cvbx architecten, Huiswerk, L35 Arquitectos.

September 2006 < July 2005
Milan, Italy. Self Employed.
Own projects and collaborations with several Architecture Offices, among others: L35 Arquitectos.

July 2005 < December 2000
Madrid, Spain.
Works at L35 Arquitectos as Creative Designer and Design Coordinator.
Involved in the design of a wide spectrum of projects spacing between Urbanism, Architecture and Design.

April 2001 < December 2000
Madrid, Spain.
Presents, together with Arch. Matteo Fraschini, an International Competition for a Subway Station of Metro Madrid.
The design is awarded with the 1st prize by ETSAM and is then developed into PHD Thesis of the Master Degree.

December 2000 < September 1995
Milan, Italy. Master in Architecture, Faculty of Milan Polytechnic University. Final grade: 95/100.
Graduation Thesis winner of an international competition, Madrid 2000.

July 1999 < September 1998
Antwerp, Belgium. Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen.
Erasmus Exchange Projects

September 1995 < September 1990
Milan, Italy. Science Secondary School.


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Along the last 16 years of experience the following skills have been developed:

Concept Design Support
Design and Presentation skills aimed to start out a project from the very first client’s inputs, in order to always offer a wide range of possible design strategies to follow.

Competition Assistance
Ability to conceive and develop ideas even on very short time schedule both for Architecture or Design competitions.

3D Visualizations
Extremely good control on design tools as: 3D Modeling, Renderings, Animations, Paper & Video Presentations, etc.

Corporate Design
Ability to design and propose layouts for Corporate Image (Logos, Formats, etc.).

Photo Reportages
Professional Photographic Reportages: Architecture, Events, Portraits and Travels.

Webdesign
Design and realization of web pages and web portfolios.

Didactic
Ability to give Computer Graphic lessons.


LANGUAGES

Italian (Native)
English (Fluent)
Spanish (Fluent)
Dutch (Conversational)