Pio Lorenzo Cocco is a 27-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 and Studio Kami, reaching a design philosophy oriented towards a digital and interdisciplinary approach to design and architecture.



Founder of Cocco Architettura, Design Studio and Authorized Rhino Training Center (ARTC)

Computational Designer and Site Editor at Poplab, Rovigo, Italy – Project T.E.A.M. (Time Enhanced Architectural Modeling)

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

Curricular Internship at Ufficio Tecnico, Scafati City Hall, Italy

Internship at Arcosanti Planning Department, Mayer, Arizona, USA


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


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

MAR 2021 _ Webinar Generative Topologies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Zvonko Vugreshek

MAR 2021 _ Webinar Coding Nature”, A>T Arturo Tedeschi, Tutor Mazen Alali

FEB 2021 _ Webinar Scripted Synergies V1.0”, DesignMorphine, Tutor Mateusz Zwierzycki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 / NOV 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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