NOA is a collective of architects and interior designers founded in 2011 by Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger. Lukas and Stefan met while working as project architects with the renowned architect and designer Matteo Thun in Milan, being responsible for a series of challenging projects in the field of tourism, modern living and contemporary workplaces.
Before joining forces to found NOA back home in Bozen/Bolzano in 2011, both Lukas and Stefan improved their skills and finetuned their work-ethos during a decade of work experiences both locally and abroad. They gained particularly diverse cultural and social influences from living and working for many years in New York, London, Berlin, Milan, Ferrara and Graz...which until present remains a crucial influence and input on their recent designs.
The firm's core philosophy revolves around seeing the project as a path to knowledge, and as a tool to tell stories; bringing an additional value to the places where NOA architectural works become embedded.
Today NOA counts more than 30 creatives in its network. The two founders have been joined over the years by three partners: architects Andreas Profanter and Christian Rottensteiner, and interior designer Barbara Runggatscher. The main NOA headquarters are located in Bolzano, with additional offices opened in Berlin (2018), Turin (2021), and Milan (2023).