Massimo Scolari (Born in Novi Ligure, March 31, 1943), is an Italian architect, painter and designer.
He graduated in architecture in Milan in 1969. In 1973 he became a professor of History of Architecture at Palermo, and of Drawing at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV). Between 1975 and 1993, he was visiting professor in various universities among which: Cornell University, Cooper Union in New York City, the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, Technische Universität in Vienna, Harvard University, and University of Cambridge. From 2006, he was a Davenport Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture. He is the editor of “Controspazio”, “Casabella”, “Lotus International”, and is the director of “Eidos” (1989-1995) and a series of architectural books by Franco Angeli (1973-1988). From 1989, he designed furniture for Giorgetti, where he was also the art director until 2001. He has held exhibitions in Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States. His works are in the permanent collections at the MoMA (New York), the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Deutsches Architektur Museum (Frankfurt), and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). In 2014 he is the recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.
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