— by Jordan Cameron, Marketing & Communications Specialist

In partnership with PI-Philly, the Italian Consulate General of Philadelphia and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Francesco Sgrazzutti, adjunct professor of Interior Design at Moore, will organize an event entitled “Contemporary Italian Urban Landscape in the Making: The Work of Architect Giulia De Appolonia.” The event will take place at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia on Saturday, January 29 at 10:30 am. 

The work of architect Giulia de Appolonia is exemplary of the most current expressions of the ever-evolving image of the Italian urban landscape, and of its future aspirations. 

Join PI-Philly, the Italian Consulate General of Philadelphia and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia for a talk by Giulia de Appolonia, followed by a Q&A. 

This is an in-person event with a limited capacity of 75 people. Proof of vaccination and mask are both required to attend. 

Registration is required at: 

Presenter bio:

Giulia de Appolonia has almost 30 years of activity with different roles within dissimilar professional fields of architecture.

The 13 years in Portugal have contributed to her personal growth from trainee to project manager and subsequently to an independent and signatory designer. 

In 2000, she founded her first professional studio in Lisbon, succeeding in the five years of activity in Portugal to achieve first place in the competition for an important public work: The Science Museum of Bragança.

In 2005, back in Italy, she won an important design competition for the congress center of Brescia Zoo-prophylactic Institute and in 2008, she started a joint venture with three other professionals in Brescia (ABDAsrl) to add creative and design energies and access the project market on a larger scale.

Since 2014, due to the market recession, she has taken the path of freelance again, this time orienting her activity toward a very specific area of medium-sized public works. Since that time, despite the difficulties of the market, she built a growing reality obtaining various public works assignments through tenders for design and construction management. In the meantime she maintained a connection to the academic world both as teaching assistant in the course of “Architectural Design in Historical Context Studio” with Eduardo Souto de Moura and Carrilho da Graça in the Politecnico di Milano/Mantova and as an invited lecturer at various universities and events.