Architect - Founder, President, CEO of Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
Born in Taurianova, Reggio Calabria on 7 December 1966.
Graduated from the University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture in 1992.
Alfonso Femia has taught Architectural Design at Kent State University in Florence, at the Faculty of Architecture in Ferrara and Genoa, and is visiting professor in the main Italian and international universities.
Founder of 5+1 in 1995, he created 5+1AA in 2005 and 5+1AA Paris in 2007.
He developed a "research on matter" which led him to collaborate on design projects with international companies like AF*Design, where he worked on themes related to ceramics, light, wood, glass, cardboard, and biodynamic cement.
In 2017, he changed the name of 5+1AA into AF517, i.e. Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia.
Among his most recent projects are Vimar's new headquarters in Marostica, the Dallara Academy in Parma, the new headquarters of the BNL-BNP Paribas Group in Rome, Les Docks de Marseille, The Corner in Milan, and a residential social housing complex in Milan.
He was appointed as artistic director of the third edition of the Biennale di Pisa in 2019 and was awarded the medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic for his effort by the cultural association LP.
Between 2020 and 2021 he won - in Italy - the contest for the redevelopment and recovery of the first Italian State Mint in Rome, as well as the contests for the Porto Corsini terminal in Ravenna, for the Cittadella della Cultura in Messina, for the terminal of Porto Marghera-Venezia, for the Salerno airport, and - outside Italy - the university campuses in Annecy and in Avignon in France.