OPERASTUDIO  is an Architectural firm founded in 2007 in Milan by two architects, Camillo Magni and Lucia Paci, who share a passion for  architecture, design, the construction processes and teaching.  The practice of Operastudio focuses on residential, commercial and institutional projects by providing full architectural, master planning  and interior design services.

Every project is closely managed throughout its lifecycle, from the design and graphic layout, through the construction process to the detailed finishings.

The extended collaborative team of Operastudio provides a wide range of highly qualified capabilities and resources that cannot be found internally in most firms, and enables Operastudio to deliver successful projects of any magnitude. In addition, Operastudio engages in teaching and research at an academic level that promotes consistent growth and innovation due to the continuous exchange of ideas and methodology with global institutions.

The practice serves both private and public sectors, and has won awards in relevant national and international competitions. Furthermore, Operastudio's work has been exhibited in the Lisbon Architectural Triennale.

In 2011, Kengo Kuma Associates selected Operastudio as their local partner to support them in an international bid to rebuild ENI's office spaces and Anterselva's Competition.

In 2013, Operastudio expanded its international presence by opening in Fortaleza, Brazil with Recs Architects and in New York City, in line with its vision to provide world-class architectural services at a global scale.

Architecture is the target of our research; the quality, beauty and comfort of living spaces are permanent horizons of our work. Dedication and enthusiasm fuel our daily pursuits. 




Triennale di Milano

Triennale di Lisbona,

Fondazione ONAOSI,

Reale Mutua assicurazioni,



CityLife S.p.A.,  

EXPO 2015 S.p.A.,  

PLATINUM Property Group NY,  

Fastweb S.p.A., 

Siram S.p.A.

Immobiliare Desidera S.p.A.,  

Cruciani S.p.A.,

Prelios Integra S.p.A. e Prelios SGR,  

Adoma France,  

Sun System Group S.p.A.,  

Europan DE,  


ATER Umbria,  

AAA Cercasi,

Comune di Milano,  

Comune di Albino (BG),  

Comune di Sesto Calende (VA),  

Comune di Forlì (FC),

Comune di Rovereto (TN),

Comune di Corsier (Ginevra, CH),

Comune di Wittenberge (DE).




Camillo Magni

Camillo Magni

Milan, 1973. He studied architecture at the Politecnico of Milan and at ESTA, Madrid. In 2006, he obtained his PhD in architectural design at Politecnico of Milan where he has been acting as Assistant Professor in several architectural design courses since 2001 (Leonardo and Bovisa).
In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of architectural design.
In 2004, he participated in the international research project Casapartes to build low cost housing in Latin America.
He is the president of “Architectes Sans Frontiers - Italy” and his working experiences took him to Argentina, Paraguay, Guatemala, Ghana, Egypt and Cambodia. At the moment, he is the Western European Coordinator of Union Internationale des Architectes – UIA.
In 2007, he founded OperaStudio, an Architectural Design firm in Milan with Lucia Paci.

Lucia Paci

Lucia Paci

Arezzo, 1977. She studied architecture at the Politecnico of Milan. Since 2003 she has been collaborating with the Department of Architecture of Politecnico of Milan on several residential projects. She obtained her phD in architectural design in 2007. Her ph.D thesis was about "The relationship between form and funcion in the residential design".
Since 2003 she has been acting as Assistant Professor in several architectural design courses.
In 2009, she was appointed Adjunct Professor of architectural drawing and in 2012 Adjunct Professor of architectural design.
In 2007, she founded OperaStudio, an Architectural Design firm in Milan with Camillo Magni

Ilaria Pedrini

Ilaria Pedrini

Bergamo, 1987. She joined Operastudio in 2013, currently she is the project manager of the studio. During university she completed her education with a year of study abroad at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (AUS). In 2011 she worked at ODA (NY) as junior architect.


Operastudio's active collaborators

Operastudio's active collaborators

Arch. Beatrice Galimberti
Arch. Furlan Erica
Arch. Omar Rota

Operastudio's past collaborators

Operastudio's past collaborators

Arch. Francesca Calliari
Arch. Paolo Capellini
Arch. Federico Casati
Arch. Elisabetta Fusar Poli
Arch. Martina Geroni
Arch. Stefano Grigoletto
Arch. Anna Gueorguieva
Arch. Salvatore Guzzo
Arch. Oriella Innamorato
Arch. Marta Minetti
Arch. Mauro Monguzzi
Arch. Claudio Natalini
Arch. Stefano Nicolini
Arch. Francesco Nobili
Arch. Carlo Alberto Tagliabue
Arch. Andrea Zecchetti
Arch. Luca Zen
Vardan Serafimov

Business developer

Business developer

Arch. Luis Diaz


3° Prize, Competition, SCUOLE INNOVATIVE, Italy

The new primary school in Savogna, Gorizia, 2018.


3° Prize, Competition, ONAOSI, PG, Italy

The new students dormitiry in Perugia, Fondazione ONAOSI, Torino, 2015.


3° Prize, Competition, Abito - Reale Mutua, TO, Italy

Renovation of  a historical housing building in the center of Turin. Reale Mutua, Torino, 2015.


Menzione d'onore, Premio Medaglia d'oro dell'architettura Italiana

Camillo Magni for Architetti senza Frontiere Italia for the new Secondary school in Cambodia, 2014.


Silver medal, International Prize for Sustainable architecture Fassa Bortolo

Camillo Magni for Architetti senza Frontiere Italia for the new Secondary school in Cambodia, 2014.


1° Prize, Competition Europan 12,  Wittenberge, Germany

Adaptable City: Urban development  strategy for the transformation of the Town Quay, 2013.


1° Prize, Competition,  Cagnes sur Mer, France

Reconstruction of 140 Social Housing apartments  for ADOMA. With architects Claudia Sansovini, Sara Alfieri, Barbara Rizzo and engirneer Francois Noe, 2013.


Finalist in Short list, Competition, Helsinky, Finland

New Central Public Library  of Helsinky. With architect  Piermaria Giordani, 2012.


3° Prize, Competition, Forlì, Italy

Renovation of  the old school Building and New Urban Park for the city, 2012.


3° Prize, Competition, Sanpietro in Cerro, PC, Italy

Renovation of  the old Town Hall and Urban Park for the city. With architects Roberta Mastropirro and Micol Dell’Orto, 2012.


2° Prize, Competition, Rovereto, TN, Italy

New public parking and market square “Piazza Damiano Chiesa”. With architect Stefano Grigoletto, 2012.


Finalist, Competition as Kengo Kuma’s local architects , Anterselva, BZ, Italy

New public offices. Local architects of Kengo Kuma & Partners, 2012.


1° Prize, Competition, Perugia, Italy

New green Sperimental Housing for social housing in Lacugnano, Perugia. With architects Paolo Capellini and Giovanni Buzzi, 2010.


Finalist, Competition, Lisbon - Luanda, Portugal - Angola

Patio and Pavillion House in Luanda, Angola for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2010 exposition. With architects Paolo Capellini and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue, 2010.


4° Prize, Competition, Corsier Pres-Grange , Geneve, Switzerland

New housing complex in Pres Grange, Corsier, Geneve. With architects Paolo Capellini and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue, 2010.


1° Prize, Competition, Albino, BG, Italy

New Complex building for primary and secondary school. With architects Paolo Capellini and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue, 2009.


2° Prize, Competition, Milan, Italy

New Social Housing complex for  “AAA Architetti cercasi” competition in Milan, 2008.




Camillo Magni and Lucia Paci have published many books and scientific articles about architectural design.

The Operastudio works and projects have been published in:



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