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
TRA_20 has been helping out this month with the excavation in the Roman Forum led by our colleagues at ISAR, the International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (in…
For years I have been following the vicissitudes of Massimiliano Fuksas’ EUR project, dubbed “the Cloud” and it has now officially been completed. Rather, it has been inaugurated, which in…
We are thankful to our friend Cinzia Abbate (Studio AeV Abbate e Vigevano Architetti Associati) for organizing the exhibition “Architecture in Namibia. Archaeology of the future: tomorrow’s architectural landscape”, from 15…
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 programs designed by Tom Rankin, and offered through partner organizations, starting in April 2017. From ancient settlements on the hills to the Fascist era expansion, from its founding in the 8th…
SEE: Sketches and Watercolors
I love sketching, at home in Rome or on the road wherever I go. Here are a few.