About

Pio Lorenzo Cocco is a 28-years-old architect based in Naples. He is the founder of Cocco Architettura, a design, training, and research studio, certified as Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC). In 2017 he graduated with highest mark in Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II, with a final dissertation about Computational Design applied to ancient technologies. In 2019 he achieved the II Level Master “BIM Manager” at Politecnico di Milano, deepening the field of Generative Design applied to BIM. Then he attained the qualification of Authorized Rhino Trainer Mcneel. During his professional carreer, he worked as a BIM Manager and Computational Designer, collaborating with other firms such as A>T Arturo Tedeschi, OFL Architecture and Studio Kami, reaching a design philosophy oriented towards a digital and interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

JUL 2021 / Present _ Adjunct Professor at University of Camerino, Scuola di Architettura e Design, Ascoli, Italy

MAR 2021 / Present _ Founder of Cocco Architettura, Design Studio and Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC)

NOV 2019 / Present _ Computational Designer at A>T Arturo Tedeschi

APR 2019 / Present _ BIM Manager and Computational Designer at Studio Kami Architecture and Engineering, Rome, Italy

FEB 2020 / MAR 2021 _ Computational Designer and Site Editor at Poplab, Rovigo, Italy – Project T.E.A.M. (Time Enhanced Architectural Modeling)

JUN 2019 / FEB 2020 _ Architect Collaborator at Studio 2111, Naples, Italy

APR 2017 / APR 2019 _ Architect at Studio 7T, Scafati, Italy

APR 2016 / JUL 2016 _ Curricular Internship at Ufficio Tecnico, Scafati City Hall, Italy

JUN 2015 / AUG 2015 _ Internship at Arcosanti Planning Department, Mayer, Arizona, USA

EDUCATION

OCT 2019 _ II Level Master “BIM Manager”, Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Master Fratelli Pesenti, 110/110, with the final dissertation “Generative Design applied to Building Information Modeling“, supervisor Ing. Alessandro Zichi

JUL 2019 _ Course Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer (ART), McNeel Europe, Rome, Italy

JUL 2018 _ Enrolment in the professional register of Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Salerno”, N°3342

MAR 2018 _ Architect Licence, University of Naples, Federico II

NOV 2017 _ Laurea Magistralis (Master Degree) in Architecture 5UE, University of Naples, Federico II, 110/100 cum lode (summa cum laude), with the final dissertation “Ancient Technologies for Computational Design“, supervisor Prof. Arch. Sergio Pone

TEACHING

JUL 2021 – Present _ II Level Master in “Circular Architecture – Shapes and Methodologies”, Modules “Digital tools for new upcycle sustainable buildings“, “BIM – Parametric design collaboration“, “Adaptive new-recycle materials“, “Material behaviors parametric analysis“, “Digital assessment of building material“, Scuola di Architettura e Design, University of Camerino, Ascoli, Italy

AUG 2021_ Specialist trainingRhino.Inside Revit” for Archea Associati, A>T Arturo Tedeschi

JUL 2021 _ Specialist training in “Innovation and Digitalisation of Fashion Design through Digital Manufacturing and Virtual Reality”, Poster – Istituto di Ricerca e Formazione, Veneto, Italy

JUN 2021 / JUL 2021 _ Specialist training in “Digital Architecture & Immersive Reality for Architecture and Design”, Poster – Istituto di Ricerca e Formazione, Veneto, Italy

MAY 2021 _ WorkshopParametric Design & Architecture – Grasshopper Advanced”, SAAD Workshop Week

APR 2021 _ WorkshopParametric Design & Architecture – Grasshopper Fundamental” 2nd edition, SAAD Workshop Week

APR 2021 _ WorkshopParametric Design & Architecture – Grasshopper Fundamental” 1st edition, SAAD Workshop Week

CONTINUING EDUCATION

SEP 2021 _ Webinar Fractal Macrocosm V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Chantal Matar, SideFX Houdini

SEP 2021 _ WorkshopFluidity Master Class – The Villa“, Futurly, Tutor Mariana Cabugueira, Autodesk Maya

AUG 2021 _ WebinarTwisted Box Jewelry V1.0“, DesignMorphine, Tutor Michael Pryor, Grasshopper + Pufferfish

JUL 2021 _ ConferenceComputational Design Next: 5.0“, Parametric Architecture

JUL 2021 _ WebinarMorphy Towers V1.0“, DesignMorphine, Tutor Michael Pryor, Grasshopper + Pufferfish + Keyshot

JUN 2021 _ WebinarSimulated Fabritecture V1.0“, DesignMorphine, Tutor Aleksandar Bursać, Autodesk Maya

JUN 2021 _ WebinarSyntactic Elements V1.0“, DesignMorphine, Tutor James Dalessandro, Grasshopper

MAY 2021 _ WorkshopFluidity in Motion“, Tutors Mariana Cabugueira and Chantal Matar, Autodesk Maya + SideFX Houdini

APR 2021 _ ConferenceComputational Design Next: 4.0“, Parametric Architecture

APR 2021 _ Webinar Elaborate Sinuosity V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Nicolas Turchi, Autodesk Maya

APR 2021 _ Webinar Fragmented Fictions V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Zeynep Topal, SideFX Houdini

MAR 2021 _ Webinar Biomorphic Networks V2.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mădălin Gheorghe, Grasshopper + Nuclei

MAR 2021 _ Webinar Generative Topologies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Zvonko Vugreshek, Autodesk Fusion360 + Grasshopper

MAR 2021 _ Webinar Coding Nature”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Tutor Mazen Alali, Grasshopper + Mandelbulb 3D

FEB 2021 _ Webinar Scripted Synergies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mateusz Zwierzycki, Grasshopper + C#

FEB 2021 _ Webinar Kinetic Correlations V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Chantal Matar, SideFX Houdini

JAN 2021 _ Workshop Capturing Space and Time”, PA Academy and Nancy Da Campo

JAN 2021 _ ConferenceComputational Design Next: 3.0“, Parametric Architecture

DEC 2020 _ WebinarDream Flake V3.0“, DesignMorphine, Tutor Michael Pryor, Grasshopper + Pufferfish + Keyshot

DEC 2020 _ Webinar Biomorphic Networks V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mădălin Gheorghe, Grasshopper + Nuclei

DEC 2020 _ Webinar Procedural Assemblies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Alejandra Rojas, Grasshopper + Wasp

DEC 2020 _ Webinar Spatial Synthesis V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Alejandro García Gadea, Autodesk Maya + Grasshopper

DEC 2020 _ Webinar Hyper Skins V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Aleksandar Bursać, Autodesk Maya

SEP 2020 _ Conference Computational Design: Next 2.0”, Parametric Architecture

JUL 2020 _ Workshop The Illusion of Form”, PA Academy and AllBlackForm, Autodesk Maya

JUN 2020 _ Conference Computational Design: Next 1.0”, Parametric Architecture

MAY 2020 _ Webinar Zebra – Surface Continuity in Rhino”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

JUN 2019 _ WorkshopAlgorithms Aided Design – Form Finding Strategies”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

MAY 2019 _ WorkshopAlgorithms Aided Design – Ecologic Patterns”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

APR 2019 _ WebinarGrasshopper Python Introduction“, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

APR 2019 _ WorkshopAlgorithms Aided Design – Plug it”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

JUN 2018 _ WorkshopConstruction Technologies for curved surfaces”, Studio 2111 & BACAS, Teggiano, Italy

MAY 2018 _ WorkshopAMD – Architettura, Musica e Design”, Gridshell.it & TheSignEvent, Portici, Italy

MAY 2018 _ WorkshopCamposaz Vooruit”, Camposaz, Gent, Belgium

MAR 2018 _ WorkshopConstructive Modelling in Rhino + Grasshopper – Level 2”, NewItalianBlood, Salerno, Italy

JUN 2017 _ WorkshopAdvanced Manufacturing”, LAB_MAED, University of Naples, Federico II

OCT 2016 _ Workshop Construction Technologies for curved surfaces”, N:EA, San Potito Sannitico, Italy

AUG 2016 _ WorkshopTemporary Architecture for Performing Arts”, Villa Pennisi in Musica, Acireale, Italy

LECTURES AND CONFERENCES

SEP 2021 _ “Time Enhanced Architectural Modelling (T.E.A.M.): Virtual reality project for the planning and visualization of kinetic architecture and dynamic design” at CISBAT 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland
Research group : Valentina Temporin, John Volpato, Pio Lorenzo Cocco, Andrea D’Angelo, Marco Tieghi

OCT 2020 _ “Generative Design and Building Information Modeling: a circular workflow” at Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques (PACT) International Conference, Ierek Institute and University of East London

APR 2018 _ “Arcology. An overview of Paolo Soleri’s works”, invitation from Prof. Arch. Loreto Colombo at Urban Planning Laboratory, Master Degree in Architecture 5UE, Department of Architecture (DIARC), University of Naples Federico II

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Italian _ Mother tongue
English _ C2 (BULATS)
French _ Scholastic

SOFTWARE SKILLS

BIM & GIS _ Revit, Infraworks, Navisworks, Tekla Structures, QGIS
Computational Design _ Grasshopper, Rhino.Inside, Rhino.Compute, Dynamo, Refinery
3D Modeling_ Rhinoceros, Maya, Autocad, Blender, Houdini, Fusion 360
Virtual Reality_ Unreal Engine, Unity
Rendering _ Twinmotion, Keyshot
Scheduling & Analysis _ Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Ecotect, Microsoft Office
Graphics & editing _ Photoshop, Lightroom, Affinity Designer, InDesign, Premiere Pro, FreeFlight Pro, Photoscan
Programming & Digital Fabrication _ Python, Arduino, Cura, Visual Studio

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Virtual reality for architecture using HTC Vive and Oculus Quest, augmented reality for architecture, professional use of digital reflex cameras, GoPro and analog cameras, 3D printing, laser cutting, professional use of drones for architecture and photography, configuration and management of Common Data Environments (CDE), computer programming using Python, practical skills of carpentry and masonry working, knowledge of the fundamentals of acoustic and lighting design, professional use of graphic tablets, professional use of 3D mouse devices, board Arduino programming, development and printing of photographic films, web sites programming and development

CERTIFICATION

MAR 2021 _ Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC), McNeel
JAN 2021 _ Pilot APR (Aeromobili a Pilotaggio Remoto), ENAC
JUL 2019 _ Authorized Rhino Trainer (ART), McNeel
JUN 2019 _ Rhinoceros, Level II, McNeel
APR 2017 _ EIPASS 7 Moduli
APR 2017 _ Skill LIM

PUBLICATIONS

MAY 2021 _ The Osaka Experience V: Interview with Franco Purini – Italian version on Poplab T.E.A.M.
FEB 2021 _ The Osaka Experience IV: the Rebirth of the Pavilion in VR on Poplab T.E.A.M.
JAN 2021 _ The Osaka Experience III: a Conversation with Maurizio Dècina on Poplab T.E.A.M.
DEC 2020 _ The Osaka Experience II: the Competition on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ The Osaka Experience I: Maurizio Sacripanti on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Tips on feeding the Grasshopper on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Unfolding the Origami on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Behind the Folding Wall on Poplab T.E.A.M.
NOV 2020 _ Light through the Sunshades on Poplab T.E.A.M.
JAN 2020 _ Generative Design and Building Information Modelling: a circular workflow on Researchgate

PRESS

APR 2021 _ Dentro al padiglione di Osaka di Sacripanti mai realizzato, grazie alla realtà virtuale on Cielo Terra
APR 2021 _ Osaka’70. Il padiglione di Sacripanti per l’Expo giapponese rivive in realtà virtuale on Professione Architetto
JUL 2020 _ Passerella: lo storico tram milanese reinterpretato ai tempi del Covid-19 on Design Street
JUL 2020 _ Arturo Tedeschi redesigns historic Milan tram for a post-Covid world on Dezeen
JUL 2020 _ Passerella, lo storico tram milanese in versione post Covid-19 on Futuro Prossimo
JUN 2020 _ Mobility concepts for safer travel during the Covid-19 pandemic on Frame
JUN 2020 _ A designer created a new concept for Milan’s trams that seats separated by plexiglass and tells passengers which section to get in to social distance on Business Insider
JUN 2020 _ Il tram progettato in epoca COVID-19. “Passerella” rispetta il distanziamento sociale con eleganza on DDay
JUN 2020 _ Passerella by Arturo Tedeschi imagines a new socially-distanced tram for Milan on DesignBoom
JUL 2018 _ Teggiano. Successo internazionale per Bacas, tanti turisti in visita al Castello on Uno Tv Web

PRIZES AND AWARDS

JUN 2018 _ 1st place in the contest “Pattern your life” organised by VAHA (VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE HANDICRAFT ART) with the project “Evolutionary Octagon Pattern