About


My name is Pio Lorenzo Cocco and I am a 27-years-old architect based in Rovigo. I am currently working at Poplab as a researcher and computational designer for the project T.E.A.M. (Time Enhanced Architectural Modeling) focused on virtual reality application for the planning and visualization of architecture and product design.

In 2017 I 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 I achieved the II Level Master “BIM Manager” at Politecnico di Milano, deepening the field of Generative Design applied to BIM. Then I attained the qualification of Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer Mcneel. During my professional carreer i worked as a BIM Manager and Computational Design, as a freelance architect and in collaboration with other firms such as A>T Arturo Tedeschi and Studio Kami, reaching a design philosophy oriented towards a digital and interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

CURRENT POSITION

FEB 2020 / Present _ Computational Designer at Poplab, Rovigo, Italy
Project T.E.A.M. (Time Enhanced Architectural Modeling)

PREVIOUSLY

Computational Designer at A>T Arturo Tedeschi

Architect Collaborator at Studio 2111, Naples, Italy

BIM Manager and Computational Designer at Studio Kami Architecture and Engineering, Rome, Italy

WorkshopConstruction Technologies for curved surfaces” with Studio 2111 & BACAS, Teggiano, Italy

WorkshopAMD – Architettura, Musica e Design” with Gridshell.it & TheSignEvent, Portici, Italy

WorkshopCamposaz Vooruit” with Camposaz, Gent, Belgium

WorkshopTemporary Architecture for Performing Arts” with Villa Pennisi in Musica, Acireale, Italy

Curricular Internship at Ufficio Tecnico, Scafati City Hall, Italy

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

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 _ Webinar “Grasshopper Python Introduction”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Milan, Italy

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

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

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

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

OCT 2016 / NOV 2016 _ WorkshopConstruction Technologies for curved surfaces”, N:EA, San Potito Sannitico, Italy

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

SOFTWARE SKILLS

BIM & GIS _ Revit, Infraworks, Navisworks, Tekla Structures, QGIS
Computational Design _ Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Rhino.Inside, Rhino.Compute, Dynamo, Refinery
Virtual Reality_ Unreal Engine, Unity, Twinmotion
3D & Rendering _ Maya, Autocad, Blender, Lumion
Scheduling & Analysis _ Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Ecotect, Microsoft Office
Graphics & editing _ Photoshop, 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

JUL 2019 _ Authorized Rhinoceros Trainer (ART), McNeel
JUN 2019 _ Rhinoceros, Level II, McNeel
APR 2017 _ EIPASS 7 Moduli
APR 2017 _ Skill LIM

PRICE 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

PUBLICATIONS

JAN 2020 _ “Generative Design and Building Information Modelling: a circular workflow” on Researchgate

LECTURES aAND CONFERENCES

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

EXHIBITIONS

OCT 2019 _ “Pattern Your Life” at Maker Faire Rome, Rome, Italy
MAY 2019 _ “Pattern Your Life” at Antisala dei Baroni, Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy
JUL 2018 _ “Pattern Your Life” at Castello Macchiaroli, Teggiano, Italy