Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944; his father was Lithuanian Jewish while his Catholic mother was the daughter of a French father and an Austrian mother. He received his degree in architecture from the La Sapienza University in 1969 in Rome, where he opened his first office in 1967, while still studying. From 1985 he has worked in partnership with his wife, Doriana Mandrelli. Subsequent offices were opened in Paris (1989) and Vienna (1993), Frankfurt (2002) and Shenzhen, China (2008). Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport's new Terminal 3, which his firm designed and built 2008-2013 (with parametric design support by the engineering firm Knippers Helbig), is an outstanding example for the use of parametric design and production technologies in a large scale building.
From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the urban commissions of Berlin and of Salzburg. For many years he has dedicated his special attention to the study of urban problems and in particular to the suburbs. From June 1997 he was advisor to the I.F.A. (Institut Français d'Architecture) Administration Board. Since January 2000, writes the architecture column of the weekly publication L'Espresso, established by Bruno Zevi. In 2000 he was (somewhat ironically in light of his practice of employing unpaid interns for periods up to 2 years) the Director of The Venice Biennale's - 7th International Architecture Exhibition - "Less Aesthetics, More Ethics".
- School at Anagni
- University at Brest and Limoges, France
- "Flora Tristan" University complex in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
- "Maison des Arts" in Bordeaux, France
- Cave of Niaux visitor entrance, Ariège (department), France (1988–93)
- "Europarc" Commercial complex in Salzburg, Austria
- Vienna Twin Tower in Vienna, Austria
- PalaLottomatica Facade in Rome, (1999–2003)
- Research Centre for Ferrari, Maranello, Italy
- FieraMilano exhibition complex, Rho, near Milan, (2005)
- Centro Congressi Italia in EUR district of Rome
- Urban master plan FrankfurtHochVier in Frankfurt, Germany (2008)
- "Le Bolle" Pavilion for Nardini, Bassano del Grappa, Italy (2004)
- New Exhibition Hall, Porta Palazzo district, Turin, Italy
- Zénith Music Hall, (2003–2007), Strasbourg, France
- St. Paul Apostle's Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo), Foligno, Italy (dedicated in 2009).(Video on YouTube)
- Peres Center for Peace, Ajami, Jaffa, Israel
- French National Archives, Pierrefitte, near Paris (2005-2012)
- Shopping centre BLOB, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, in cooperation with Knippers Helbig, Shenzhen, China (2008-2013)
Works in progress
- Grattacielo della Regione Piemonte, Piedmont region Headquarters, Lingotto district, Turin, Italy
- House of Justice, Tbilisi, Georgia
- 1998 Vitruvio a la Trayectoria, in Buenos Aires
- 1999 Grand Prix d'Architecture Française
- 2000 Accademico Nazionale di San Luca, Italy
- 2000 Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française
- 2002 Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects
- 2006 Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London
- 2011 Ignazio Silone International Prize for Culture, Rome
- Aisha Hasanovic (1 July 2006). 2000 Architects. Images Publishing. pp. 405–. ISBN 978-1-920744-93-9. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Parreño, Christian (2011). "The Authority of Boldness". Glass Magazine (7): 168–171. ISSN 2041-6318.
- Sabina Marreiros; Heinfried Tacke (1 November 2006). Shop Design. teNeues. pp. 383–. ISBN 978-3-8327-9104-9. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Duncan Garwood; Abigail Hole (1 February 2008). Rome. Lonely Planet. pp. 51–. ISBN 978-1-74104-659-5. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Ron Friedman (2009-12-18), "Peres Center arrives alongside Ajami", The Jerusalem Post
- David Trottin (1999). In-Ex Projects. Birkhäuser. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-3-7643-6128-0. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Ruggero Lenci, Massimiliano Fuksas. Oscillazioni e sconfinamenti, Testo e Immagine Ed., Torino, 1996. ISBN 88-86498-06-3
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