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Alfonso Spina address: 255 London Rd, Reading, RG1 3NY UK - mobile: 07938 672 945 - e-mail:

Architect committed to Sustainable Design and Concept Development Experienced in all the stages of architectural small projects, from concept to completion, and passionate about bespoke and sustainable design. Professional skills: Freehand Drawing, Autocad, 3dsmax, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe CS Suite, Concept & Design Development, Detailing, Specifications, Planning Applications, Work Supervision

Work experience Oct 2013 - current

3D CAD Designer @ BCL Timber Projects, Reading

Aug - Sept 2013

Freelance Architect @ Metrostudio UK, London

2004 - 2013

Sole practitioner @ Alfonso Spina Architetto, Rome

3D CAD/Revit shop drawings

urban design competition Sun & Moon Islands, Hainan, China

PROJECTS: • 4 flat renovations in Rome • summer house extension and refurbishment in Fregene, Rome, for Giovanni Cappelli - € 200.000 • summer festival Pigneto Spazio Aperto - arch. consultant, Rome ( • 2-family timber eco-house in Palestrina, Rome, for myself as a developer - € 350.000 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT • 2000 mc mixed-use building in Palestrina, Rome - € 450.000 - shortlisted in Holcim Awards 2008 competition • PARTEcipare ATTIVAmente, competition of ideas for a local public facility in Rome, proposal ‘Ciclazione’ - 1st prize • with StudioTAG: international meeting ‘uni(di)versitè’ happening for the French Embassy & the University of Rome • with StudioTAG: Europan 9, site Gyor - urban project competition • with Urban Lab: menoepiù3, Rome - school competition • with Urban Lab & C. Gambardella: menoepiù2, Rome - school competition 2nd prize • with partners: Umbertidea, Umbertide, Perugia - urban project competition • with Arch.Castro & Lo Cole: Chaumont Garden - garden design competition • restaurant services and work-spaces compliance retrofitting - Rome • with Arch.Castrignanò & Canu: SAICA renewal, Alghero - urban project competition • with Arch. Pallaria & Di Giacomo: 2 family house, Rome - € 250.000

Key accomplishments: Gained a leadership mindset as well as the soft skills necessary to deal successfully with clients, partners, consultants, local authorities, and contractors. Taken on the complete responsibility of project design. Improved sustainable design, technical awareness, market research, problem-solving, persistence, work ethic and selfmotivation abilities.

2000 - 2012


Freelance jobs as Architect, Arch.Assistant and Visualizer, Rome

M. Pietrosanto - refurbishments A. Caputo - Expo 2015 pav. competition LG Contract - residential scheme G. Spina - church Arc 27 - residential scheme G. Fioravanti - underground station refurb. LGP - large retail scheme concept Studio Catucci - shop & refurbishment Pitzalis / Hanssen - school competition C. Aymonino - urban design proposal D. Albanese - residential scheme

time range


time range

Jan / Aug 12 Feb 12 May / Sep 09 04 / 09 Jul / Sep 07 Jul / Sep 06 Mar / Apr 06 Oct / Apr 05 Dec 04 / Jan 05 Mar / Jul 04 Mar / May 04

Pitzalis / Hanssen - train station competition Urban Lab - exhibition centre competition R. Castrignanò - urban project competition C. Aymonino - square design proposal Pigreco Eng. - ringroad competition R. DeSanctis - housing block competition C. Aymonino - market & museum extensions R. Panella - education scheme competitions C. Aymonino - train station competition G. Spina - residential scheme

Jul / Aug 03 Apr / May 03 Nov / Dec 02 Oct / Dec 02 Oct / Nov 02 Apr / May 02 Oct 01 / Jan 02 Sep / Oct 01 May / Jun 01 Sep 00 / Apr 01

Key accomplishments: Attained solid design, software and technical abilities. Developed team-working, flexibility and multi-tasking skills. Gained confidence in working under the stress of deadlines and handling challenging competitions.

Other freelance work experience Team-member of HiLite, Open Hardware energy focused project, winning the competition Fondo Creatività, Provincia di Roma, Italy, November 2012, and shortlisted in the Springboard IoT business accelerator, Cambridge, UK, January 2013. Still involved with it as Design Advisor - jan 12/ongoing • Sound designer for Redstudio, AltaRoma fashion shows - 04/11 (4 weeks every year) • Graphic assistant for the Univ. of Rome on the book: Questioni di Progettazione, Gangemi Editore - 04 • Graphic assistant for Prof. Arch. R. Panella on the booklet: Raffaele Panella architetto, Editrice Libria - 03 • Advisor for the architecture magazine AREA, n. 60 Amsterdam - 02 • Autodesk Viz and Illustrator teacher at Quasar Institute, Design University, Rome - 02 • Photoshop teacher at vocational schools, Rome - 01/02 • Internships, duties, tasks and skipper on sailing boats for Bombardieri Yacht Charter, Roma - 90/99 Key accomplishments: Acquired strategic and lean thinking mindset. Addressed product design and social media issues. Enhanced team-building, adaptability, problem-solving, graphics, teaching and technical abilities.

Education - Qualifications 2011

registered with the Architects Registration Board, UK


chartered member of the Architects Board of Rome, Italy

1993 - 2002

EU Degree in Architecture, University of Rome La Sapienza

1999 - 2000

Erasmus student at TU Delft, The Netherlands

Professional training - Research 2013

Ecobuild building fair and seminars, London


Architecture Association Part 3 Seminar Series, London


Klimahouse basic course by Klimahouse Agency, Rome


PhD admission exam passed on Building Stock Renewal at the Univ. of Rome La Sapienza PhD admission exam passed on Sustainable Architecture at Roma Tre University workshop on timber earthquake-proof structural design at Rimini, by domusLEGNO workshop on raw-earth construction at Casalincontrada (CH), by Ass. Città della Terra Cruda


Italian mother tongue, fluent English (IELTS score 6.5 in july 2011), basic Spanish

Software skills

(years of use)


AutoCAD (12), 3ds Max & VRay (10), Maya (4), Revit (1), Rhino & SketchUp basic


Adobe CS Suite (10), QuarkXpress (2)

building tech: Primus, Edilus, Termus, XClima, basic knowledge of PHPP 2007, Ecotect and Design Builder office:

MSOffice, Prezi, FreeMind, Wordpress (1)


Cool Edit, Sound Forge, Virtual DJ, CD Architect

Additional skills & Interests Clean driving licence (Moto & Car) - Sailing boat licence DIY, Open Innovations, Meditation, Cycling, Qi Gong, Live music & DJ sets, Guitar, Trekking, Alpine ski

Alfonso Spina CV  
Alfonso Spina CV