michele zago architetti
Michele Zago Architetto Lugano

Michele Zago

Michele Zago, born in 1978, master with honors in architecture from the IUAV in Venice, where he had the opportunity to work with Professors Gregotti, Aymonino, Ferlenga, and Purini. Under the guidance of Prof. Carlo Magnani, he assisted in university teaching and began his work as an architect, creating interesting private and public buildings.

Based in Switzerland since 2004, he has strengthened his research on living space by tackling the theme of hospitality villas and community residences. During these years he has worked with Luca Gazzaniga and Joao Nunes on developing interesting projects, and this was when he refined his architectural style by merging the principles of the Venetian school with the archetypes of the Swiss school.

He is the founder of the eponymous architectural firm Michele Zago Architetti, which focuses on planning and interior design and specializes in developing architecture for hotels, resorts, villas and residences in Europe and the Middle East.

The prolific design work is widely described in leading architectural journals as well as in a number of single-topic publications on specific projects.

Michele Zago is invited to lectures and conferences at the IUAV University of Venice as well as to events, forums and discussion panels organized by private institutions and international journals.

Specialized in Building Site Management at University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland.

Michele Zago - registered REG A - OTIA

michelezagoarchitetti is an international architecture firm based in Switzerland.

The company employs a team of architects, designers and landscape planners who work in synergy, bringing different skills and specializations, from interior to architectural design and from business plan to construction site management.

michelezagoarchitetti has grown over the years, becoming one of the youngest and most quoted firm in the Southern Switzerland and northern Italy area. This is evidenced by the several projects developed for residential and commercial complexes, spaces for work areas, offices, showrooms and hotels.

Since 2014, the project activity has focused on the development of architecture for hotels, resorts, villas and residences, in Europe and the Middle East. The projects with the greatest international prominence include the hotel The View in Lugano, the Catrina Sky Resort & SPA in Disentis and the Swiss Compound in Oman. 

Architects and partners

Michele Zago - IUAV - SUPSI

Elisa Beretta  - PoliTO

Monica Zanoni - USI - AAM

Valeria Mastranzo - SUPSI

Marco Pesta - USI - AAM

Davide Grendele SUPSI

Francesca Pola - USI - AAM

Umberto Romani -  IUAV - PhD architecture

Libera Anna Olivo - USI - AAM

Roman Ferrari ETH

Giovanni Pellegrino

Maurizio Prati

Graziano Ferrari

Beatriz Arcari USI - AAM

Ermanno Zerrillo ETH

Valerio Maccabruno - USI - AAM