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Background and early career
He studied architecture in Albertina Academy in Turin.
In 1884 he arrived in Argentina to work in the studio of the Italian architect Francesco Tamburini, who at that time was involved in a number of major public works, including the enlargement and renovation of the Casa Rosada.
Buenos Aires: work on Teatro Colón and Argentine National Congress
They worked together on the new building for the Teatro Colón until the death of Tamburini in 1890, after which Meano took charge of the project.
After winning the competition for the design of the Argentine National Congress building in 1895, he became entirely absorbed with these two great public works.
Montevideo: work on Legislative Palace
Shortly after this achievement, he died prematurely in tragic circumstances on 1 June 1904.