Bontempi's office is located close to the town of Collecchio, Province of Parma in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. His studio works on new traditional architecture include restoration, rebuilding and town planning, with award-winning urban old town developments in Parma, the Place de Toscane and the Quartier du Lac resort in Val d'Europe.
He collaborates with the architects Massimo Gandini, Giuseppe Greci, Fabio Paoletti, Matteo Casola, Nicola Bergamaschi and Maria Cristina Celato. Bontempi won the architectural competition for the recovery plan of urban blocks in the historic center of Parma (1981-1987). In the year 1996, Bontempi received his second award at the international Marsham Street Urban Design Competition in London. He was also awarded the Prix Européen de la Reconstruction de la Ville in 1998, by the Fondation Philippe Rotthier pour l'Architecture de Bruxelles in Brussels.