founder and director of PERALTA - ITALY
PERALTA – design & consulting
Luca Peralta is a designer. He studied Building and Civil Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) where he graduated Cum Laude, followed by studies in Architecture and Urban Design at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland (Aalto University), at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and at the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where in 2000 he received his MArchAA - Master of Architecture and Urbanism (tutors Brett Steel, Patrik Schumacher, Tom Verebes). For many years Luca Peralta has worked as a designer and consultant on important award-winning projects such as the MAXXI - National Museum of Arts of XXI Century in Rome, Italy and Betile – Mediterranean Museum of Cagliari, Italy; in both cases as a member of Zaha Hadid's design team (Pritzler Prize 2004). He also worked on the Convention Center EUR in Rome, Italy as a member of Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto's design team, the Camarillo Campus Master Plan for UCLA University of California with Norman Foster & Partners (Pritzler Prize 1999), Giorgio Armani's flagship store on Brompton Road in London, UK as site supervisor, several Prada Fashion Stores around the world as a design consultant. In 2003 Peralta founded “PERALTA – design & consulting”, a practice specialized in the design of public and private architecture, interior design, and urban and landscape design with a specific interest in experimentation and application of environmentally sensitive technologies. The studio has an internal staff of architects and engineers and, along with a network of important consultants and collaborators in Italy and abroad, has successfully collaborated on many projects. Interested in research and didactic activity within the profession, Peralta has collaborated with many prestigious international institutions and universities including the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, University of Sassari, Cornell University, Iowa State University, Waterloo University, Washington University, North Eastern University, and was the lead instructor at Penn State University’s Rome Department of Landscape Architecture for 7 years, teaching urban design.