• Architecture in Rome

    Learning from the Past, Acting in the Present, Designing for the Future

  • Design Philosophy

    Rethinking how we inhabit Rome

  • Sketches

    “I draw so I can see.” – Carlo Scarpa

  • Talks, Walks and Workshops

    Lectures, walking tours and continuing education programs, educating professionals and laypeople in architecture and the urban environment.


TRA_20 is…


Exhaustive knowledge and passion for Rome, always building on the past.


Innovation, combined with  pragmatism and project management skills.


Unprecedented access to unforgettable places and people.


Ecologically-conscious architecture and urban design projects for public and private clients.


Local knowledge, local contacts in Rome and all of Italy.


Valuing Italy’s cultural heritage and keeping it alive with new energy.


Our Latest Updates from Rome

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The New Old: Revealing Santa Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum

July 11, 2016

Over a decade ago I first had the privilege of visiting the early Christian sanctuary tucked into a corner of the forum below the imposing cliff-like ruins of the imperial…


William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments

July 10, 2016

Rome’s biggest contemporary art work was unveiled on April 21st with great festivities and will be visible for years to come on the walls of the Tiber riverfront. Launched by…


Keeping Your Cool in a Roman Summer

July 9, 2016

Cool off in the shade of pine trees, feeling the breeze waft across the hills from the Apennines to the Mediterranean.  Duck into centuries old churches for a lesson in…

DWELL: urban place-making projects

A selection of projects and initiatives for cities (mostly for Rome)

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INHABIT: architecture, interiors and design

Some past projects by TRA_20

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SEE: Sketches and Watercolors

I love sketching, at home in Rome or on the road wherever I go. Here are a few.

For a complete portfolio of sketches