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.
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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…
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…
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)
INHABIT: architecture, interiors and design
Some past projects by TRA_20
LEARN: Talks, Walks and Workshops
Experience Rome with Tom Rankin
Tom Rankin has presented illustrated keynotes and participated in moderated panel discussions for audiences of all types and sizes. He relies on his real-world experience in Italy and in the world of sustainable design to fuel exciting presentations, combining rigorous…
Tom Rankin has been overseeing and leading specialized on-site lectures in Rome for over twenty years. Through the creation of the cultural association Scala Reale he was the among the first to propose a sustainable alternative to commercial tourism in…
Join a small group of discerning travelers in week long study trips starting in October 2016. From ancient settlements on the hills to the Fascist era expansion, from its founding in the 8th century BC to its presence as a thriving…
SEE: Sketches and Watercolors
I love sketching, at home in Rome or on the road wherever I go. Here are a few.