Born in Belluno on 1 September 1982. He became passionate about technical drawing during lower school.

In the same year he enrolled in the architectural engineering course at the University of Trento.

Studio Name: archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto
Design Team: Massimiliano Dell’Olivo, Marino Beretta
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2017
Location: Melide, Swiss
Photography Credits: Stefano Dell’Antone

Building Renavation on Lugano’s Lake By archMaDe - Sheet6
©Stefano Dell’Antone

Realizing the propensity for artistic-humanistic studies, he chooses to move to the IUAV University of Architecture in Venice.

Upon graduation from a three-year degree in architectural sciences, he temporarily detaches from university studies to work at the studio of the architect. Daniele Ganz – ISAE – La Cambre – Brussels.

Building Renavation on Lugano’s Lake By archMaDe - Sheet8
©Stefano Dell’Antone

Since 2007 he has been following the specialist degree course in architecture with a focus on sustainability, during which he was selected by the studio “C + S associates Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini architetti” for a training internship lasting a few months.

He graduated in 2009 with full marks and honors presenting the thesis entitled: “The city of the mountain” with supervisor prof. Benno Albrecht.

In 2010 he received the “The Dolomites” award for his architectural and urban planning studies in the field of sustainability and Alpine development with particular reference to the area of ​​the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site.

Building Renavation on Lugano’s Lake By archMaDe - Sheet10
©Stefano Dell’Antone

In 2012, together with four friends, Dolomiti Architettura, he founded a collective of young architects who conceived and completed the project for the first architecture pavilion in the Dolomites, an off-hall inspired by the theme of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Always sensitive to issues of the environment and the territory from 2013 to 2018 he was delegate of the FAI Italian Environment Fund for the province of Belluno.

In 2017 the British magazine BUILD awarded him the Architecture Awards 2017 – Best architectural design firm – Veneto and in 2018 the Architecture Awards 2018 – Recognized leaders in alpine architecture 2018 for his italian project Bienenhaus.

From 2017 to 2021 he was a member of the Council of the Order of Landscape Architects Planners and Conservators of the Province of Belluno, where he held the position of contact person for the Alpine Arch Architects Association and for the professional internship agreement between FOAV and the IUAV University of Venice.


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