pad is an architecture laboratory based in Rome, Italy.
The five founding partners met each through previous collaboration at Fuksas Studio and Nemesi & Partners. Together, the pad architects possess an exceptional range of experience in urban planning and architectural and interior design, both for the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally.

Most recently for Nemesi & Partners, the five partners worked together on the Italian Pavilion for Expo 2015, involved across all phases, from the winning competition entry to detailed design and construction. Prior to Expo, the partners collaborated on the design of the ENI /SNAM headquarters in Milan, having won an international design competition in collaboration with the American studio Morphosis.

At Fuksas, three of the pad partners worked together as Senior Architects and Project Managers on a wide range of important international projects including commercial, retail and mixed use developments, cultural and educational buildings and transport schemes. Of note were: the Shenzhen Boa’an International Airport and the Guosen Security Tower Complex in Shenzhen, Cina, the International Congress Center in Rome, Italy, the Bory Mall Shopping Center in Bratislava, Slovakia and the Georges-Freche School in Montpellier, France.

The enthusiastic and highly motivated team at pad guarantees a distinguished solution from masterplanning to construction detail, for small and large projects alike. With their combined, in depth knowledge across all project phases, pad offers its clients the highest quality design advice from concept to completion.


The pad approach to design is driven by the idea that architectural quality is fundamental to the quality of life. Our aim is the synthesis of sustainability and functionality with the latest innovation and technology. Design excellence, creativity and visionary urban thinking form our foundations. Every client of ours is special, every site we work on unique and every culture we encounter creates its own, valuable, design context.

Our strength is the focus on an interdisciplinary process, integrating flexibility and technical excellence with a strong ability to communicate ideas to clients, consultants and contractors.

We offer to our clients outstanding project management ability to ensure effective budget and programme control at each stage of the architectural journey.