efa_ Emilio Faroldi Associati was set up in Parma by Emilio Faroldi in 1988, joined by Maria Pilar Vettori in 1990.
With offices in Parma and Milan, the studio addresses issues related to cities, their various hinterlands, the architecture of which they are made up and the technologies required for their construction, explored in terms of the functions and activities that they accommodate in tandem with the combination of their form and composition. By bringing together theoretical activities and design practices, it seeks to define a cultural reference scenario, through a professional research process that is viewed as a setting for testing and further investigating architectural and construction-related issues, perceived through a multiscalar and interdisciplinary interpretation of the architect’s role, divided between humanistic and scientific cultures. The studio’s professional activity is carried out in the form of design applied at multiple levels: urban planning, architecture and the building fabric itself throughout its entire life-cycle. Landscaping, sustainable development and technological innovation, as applied to the complexities of location, space and contemporary circumstances, are the primary elements addressed in the design method.
The organisation’s goal is to provide integrated architectural and technological design services that encompass the planning, construction and architectural management phases. Architects and specialists in the sector collaborate on work that is customised to each specific professional assignment based on the services required. A flexible approach enables us to collaborate with other professional organisations in order to develop joint designs both in Italy and abroad.