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.
Some recent place-making posts
Yesterday I checked out the restoration in progress at the Mausoleo di Augusto, Augustus’ tomb. I was lucky to get in. On December 21st, when they launched the invitation to…
A year ago this week I attended the last social event pre-pandemic, a vernissage of an exhibit of ceramics at my studio/gallery space. And then for a few days I…
Buon anno, happy new year, auguri, yada yada yada* and good riddance to 2020. Like most Italians we stayed home in the family, respecting the Covid-19 lockdown and the ban…
Talks, Walks and Workshops
Tom builds on his real-world experience in Italy and in the world of sustainable design to fuel exciting presentations, combining rigorous preparation with a passion for improvisation.
Off-the-beaten-track educational explorations through Rome. Our focus is on Rome’s architectural riches but in our explorations we occasionally stop for a coffee or culinary tasting, step into an artisan’s shop or a cloister or descend to visit underground ruins.
Studio TRA_20 custom designs private programs for families, institutions or individuals. We excel at educating professionals and laypeople in architecture, art and urban history.