Antonio Citterio was born in Meda, Italy, in 1950. He opened his own studio in 1972 and graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1975. From 1987 to 1996 he designed buildings in Europe and Japan with Terry Dawn as his partner. In 2000, Citterio and Patricia Viel founded an interdisciplinary studio for architecture, interior design and graphic design. The studio operates internationally and develops complex, long-term projects, relying on a qualified network of specialized consultants, and is now called “Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel”.