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
Stepping Out of the Travel Business
Living out the pandemic in Rome has given me time to reflect and re-evaluate my weekly routine. Before automatically reintroducing patterns from BC (before covid), I stopped to ask myself if I really missed them. When the answer was no, I made some changes.
Quick Hot Summer
I’ve left Rome for three destinations this summer, each time coming back with newfound appreciation and newfound frustration for my adopted home. A week in Abruzzo, leading a summer school…
Urban Placemaking Case Studies
We encounter great projects more and more frequently in our real and virtual explorations and I’ve always wanted to file them away for future reference and to share with students…
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.
Walks in Rome
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.
Bespoke Travel Design
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.