Lucio Serpagli was born in Borgo Val di Taro (Parma, Italy) in 1970. In 1996 he graduated in Architecture in Florence. He obtained a Ph.D degree in Architectural Composition in Genoa with his exploration of indigenous typologies in regional Italian settlements. In 1999, he opened his own office. Since that time, he has entered numerous national and international design competitions, many of which have received awards. In 2003 he was a finalists for the Young Architects Award of the National Academy of San Luca; in 2004 he won the Biennal Archès Award; in 2005 he won the competition for the New Italian Social Housing; in 2006 he won the National Zaffagnini Award; in 2007 he was mentioned for the Fassa Bortolo International Sustainable Architecture Award. In 2008 he took part in the scientific committee of the exhibition “1900-1996. The Gardellas” in Alessandria, Italy and was awarded First Prize at the design competition for the urbanistic improvement public spaces in the city of Mantua. He teaches Architectural Design at the University of Parma within the Architecture Department.