Giulia de Appolonia was born in Pordenone, Italy, on April 8th, 1969. She enrolled in the Facoltà di architettura, Politecnico di Milano in 1988. In 1991/92 she was award the Erasmus study-abroad scholarship to attend FAULT, Lisbon.
In 1993/94 was awarded the Comett scholarship (architects J.L. Carrilho da Graça/Arch. F. Silva Dias). She graduated in architecture with honors (cum laude) in 1994.
She resided in Portugal from 1991 to 2004. In 1993 she began her professional career, collaborating with architect J.L.Carrilho da Graça, Lisbon.
This collaboration last until the year 2000. She mainly worked on large scale public projects (museums, schools, libraries, sport facilities, etc.) and in the restoration and re-use of listed monumental buildings.
In 2001 she started collaborating, as a university professor, with ”Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa”.
In 2000 she opened her own office in Lisbon. Her most important project is the Viva Cience Center in Bragança (Portugal-international competition, 1st prize), built between 2005 and 2007.
In 2005 she returned to Italy to open a new office in Pordenone. She participated in several tenders, and won the international competition for the Congress Centre for the “Istituto Zooprofilattico di Brescia “ in 2005.
In 2008 she created the firm “ABDA srl” with Camillo Botticini, developed national and international projects that brought her substantial visibility and recognition.
Among the most important buildings she worked at are the Multifunctional Building in Assago (Housing complex, Educational complex and University facilities) in Milan, and led to winning an international competition in Portugal (Urban park and facilities in Arcos de Valdevez- 2011).
In 2014 she opened her own office “Giulia de Appolonia – Officina di architettura” in Brescia.