°arch DANIELE RANGONE, Co-Founder of S7, was born in Turin in 1977. He studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University in Turin, and specialised in “’Urbanisme et Territoires” and “Economie et Politique du logement” at the Université Paris XII Val de Marne, Paris. He qualified as an Architect and Landscape Architect in Italy in 2007 and in the Rhone-Alpes Region, France in 2018.
Through his bold vision and tireless dedication, the firm has become a true benchmark in the field. With an unequivocal focus on public
architecture and environmental sustainability, he has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to creating spaces that reflect
positive environmental impact. The firm’s success is a result of the architect’s vision and leadership in guiding the team through complex challenges and ambitious projects. His multipotential approach has proven to be a key factor in the firm’s success.
He is a respected speaker at international conferences and conventions.
He is a speaker and lecturer specialized in composition and sustainable school buildings and for Federlegno, Ordine degli Architetti (the Architects’ Association) of Turin, Roma Tre University, Rome and the Marche Polytechnic University. He is a qualified safety coordinator, a certified BIM Manager (Certificate No. 21-12837) and a certified PMI-ACP®. He has ten years of experience as a problem solver and holds a specialisation in Agile Project Management.
°arch ELENA RIONDA, Co-founder of S7, was born in Turin in 1977. She studied Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin and has been a member of the Ordine degli Architetti e Paesaggisti (the Association of Architects and Landscape Architects) of Turin since 2005.
She has been the backbone of the firm. With her brilliance, she assumed responsibility for organizational and administrative matters, masterfully guiding the firm’s evolution. Initially an expert in project management, she quickly moved on to lead the entire firm, alongside its tremendous growth.
Currently, she coordinates all administrative and organizational aspects of the firm’s five European offices, managing the needs of as many as 120 employees with precision and determination. Her ability to balance creativity and managerial rigor is critical to the firm’s success and to maintaining efficiency in a dynamic environment.
°ing MARGHERITA MAZZONI
graduate from Bologna in 2014, is a leading figure within Settanta7. She joined the firm in 2015, playing a pivotal role in the creation of the
Milan office, assuming leadership responsibility. In 2022 she became a partner in the firm and, in the same year, successfully established the Albanian office.
Blessed with extraordinary organizational and management skills, she is a rare talent in the architecture and engineering field. Her constant presence and tireless commitment is one of the firm’s key pillars. In her role as co-head of the entire project team, she leads with passion and dedication, contributing to Settanta7’s continued success and reputation for excellence in the field.
°ing FEDERICO SPANO’
graduated from Turin in 2018, is a valuable asset to S7. Just after graduation, he began his career with the firm and has demonstrated
impressive analytical and project skills. His dedication and resourcefulness are evident in every aspect of his work.
Federico has covered a variety of roles within the firm, showing skills in different areas of specialization. He has worked significantly in managing major projects and construction sites.
Currently, he holds the role of co-head of the entire project team, consistently demonstrating his ability to lead and inspire the team to achieve extraordinary results.
°arch. MANUEL DEPETRIS
graduated from Turin in 2017. He immediately worked with Settanta7 touching different areas along his career, from acquisition to construction management. This multidisciplinary approach led him to partner in 2022 and to the position of co-head for the construction management.
He is an exceptional project manager with a multifaceted management capability that ranges from conceptual design to project coordination and communication with clients and developers. He succeeds with his charisma and mental brilliance to bring the firm’s visionary projects to reality.
°arch. GIANMARCO FORNARA
graduated from Rome in 2015, he joined Settanta7 in 2019 and has demonstrated exceptional talent in the field of architecture. In 2022, he became partner and assumed the role of co-head of the construction management.
Gianmarco is an invaluable asset to the firm because of his extraordinary ability to adapt and his talent for interacting with the team and stakeholders. He is able to create strong bonds within the team and maintain harmonious relationships with all parties involved in the projects.
°arch. LORENZO ALBAI
graduated from milan in 2014. He immediately started working with Settanta7. He has been alongside the firm’s great growth by coordinating the design team as tender manager since its inception, handling the firm’s acquisitions, both private and public. He become partner in 2022. He has personally overseen the acquisition of major projects for the firm, determining the stylistic character of many projects that have been landmarks for the firm’s growth.
He possesses a future-focused vision and has been the success story of Settanta7 because of his frontman character capable of tackling various challenges.
°arch. SILVIA POLINI
graduated from Milan in 2016. She began working for Settanta7 in 2018 until becoming a partner in 2022.
She has long held the role of tender coordinator managing national and international tenders and competitions. She is also responsible for managing the firm’s communication team.
She has experience working both on complex large-scale projects in dense urban conditions and on smaller and more detailed scales. Major acquired projects for the firm include the Ciambra social housing international competition and several school buildings of different scales.
°arch. PATRIZIO CAGNONI
graduated from Milan in 2014, joined Settanta7 in 2018 and quickly proved his worth. He became partner in 2022.
Patrizio has found his calling as a tender coordinator, managing competitions and tenders both nationally and internationally.
His most significant achievements include the competition of the Lodi New School and the Redevelopment of the Ex Irve complex for the University of Turin.
He is a reliable figure and contributes significantly as coordinator of the firm’s communications team, contributing to its reputation for excellence in the field.
°arch. BENEDETTA MEA
graduated from Rome in 2012, began her collaboration with Settanta7 in 2019 and quickly made a significant mark. In 2022, she became a partner in the firm, thanks to her creative, dreamy and academic character.
Benedetta focuses her energies in the role of tender coordinator, following mainly large-scale projects. She specializes in managing complex contracts in the healthcare and education sectors. She also carries out research and development related to healthcare issues. Her presence and expertise contribute significantly to the firm’s growth and diversification.
°arch. MATTEO VALENTE
graduated from Turin in 2016, began his career at Settanta7 in 2017, becoming a partner in 2022. As project manager, he has managed some of the most significant projects in northern Italy, proving to be an exceptional talent in architecture and management.
Notable projects he has led include the Bosco della Musica in Milan, the Accademia of Brera, Scalo Farini, also in Milan, and the Hub Padova University. Over the years, he has demonstrated the ability to complete even the most ambitious projects with enthusiasm and determination,
maintaining the firm’s visionary character even in the most complex projects.
°arch STEFANO RAO
graduate of turin in 2009 joined Settanta7 in 2018 as a architect until he became project manager of some of the most important projects for the firm. He became a partner in 2022 as a result of his important contribution in previous years. Demonstrating a high level of professionalism and efficiency, he has proven to be an excellent project manager leading diffucult projects such as Social housing in Messina or the Castelmaggiore School funded by PNRR.
A solid and concrete personality counterbalanced by a strong vivacity, he is able to remain focused and effective even in the most complicated situations.
°arch. LUCA FONTANA
graduated from Milan in 2015, enriched his background with work experience abroad before joining Settanta7 in 2017. In 2022, he was recognized as a partner because of his extraordinary ability to manage complex projects as project manager, with a unique combination of speed and excellence.
Luca is known as one of the most skilled problem solvers, capable of maintaining control in the most intricate situations. He follows projects with elegance and resourcefulness, demonstrating a rare expertise. His projects range throughout Italy, from the new PNRR High school in Lodi to the New high school in Pietrasanta and the Civic Center in Auletta.