B.A. University of California, Berkeley, M.Arch. Harvard University, O.A.A.
Leading all architectural, interior design, and constructions activities at Audax, Gianpiero has a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He also studied at the Venice Institute of Architecture in Italy. Prior to founding Audax, Gianpiero worked as a project architect responsible for the design of numerous large-scale, mixed-use developments throughout North America, including the Hullmark Corporate Centre in North Toronto.
His current work at Audax explores the relationship between traditional design principles and the modern aesthetic. This approach, which he coined as Human Architecture, aims to bring the tactile and human-scaled elements that were lost during the modern period back into contemporary design. Notable projects include a luxury apartment building at the former Staples site in Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood, a modern take on a traditional Italian courtyard home called Villa Cortile, the Chase Restaurant, and the Shops of Summerhill.
Gianpiero is a lead consultant on the design and development of a new training facility for the ACF Fiorentina Soccer Club in Florence Italy, and has designed a private chapel for the team on that site. He is also spearheading initiatives on behalf of ACF Fiorentina to develop a new stadium for the club.
Gianpiero is an active speaker in the design community. He was a lecturer at the University of Toronto's Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and sat on their faculty council as the representative from the Ontario Association of Architects. With several award-winning multi-unit and urban infill projects, Gianpiero is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences and panels about city building. As the former director of PUG Talks, Gianpiero has also led many discussions on current topics in architecture and design in Toronto. Gianpiero's architecture and interior design work in the luxury residential market have established Audax as one of the premier design firms in Canada.