Michele Versaci is an architect and engineer, based in Milan, Italy.

Michele graduated from M.Arch. with Honors at University of Catania, where afterwards he was Teaching assistant for a couple of years. His education has been integrated by a parallel educative path at Scuola Superiore of Catania, a high-excellence education institution. 

His research deals with temporary architectures and it is set up on emerging innovation. His origami-based pavilion, an experimental project designed at ETH of Zürich, has been awarded with several prizes and published in a number of journals magazines. His approach to architecture aspires to be a contamination between theory, different disciplines and new technologies.


The solid background acquired in a cutting-edge environment such as ETH allowed him to get in touch with internationally renowned offices. He worked abroad for a couple of years, firstly at EM2N Architekten in Zurich (2013) and then at Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos in Madrid (2014-15) where he developped the design of Arvo Part Centre in Estonia. 

Since 2015 he is been working in Italy. He covered for two years the position of Senior Architect at Carlo Ratti Associati in Turin (2015-17), managing the design process through the various phases and scales of a project. Now he is collaborating with Park Associati in order to work on the design of a huge former industrial space for Luxottica.

Awards and Prizes

Waterfront of Catania
2019, 1st prize with Park Associati

New Headquarters of Mutti spa
2016, 1st prize with carlorattiassociati

Convento dei Gesuiti
2014, 1st prize with ACA Architettura

UBS Headquarters
2013, 1st prize with EM2N Architekten

Lungomare di Savona
2013, with ACA Architettura

The Best Researcher Award, University of Catania
2013, 2nd prize

Outside The Box - Low and High Tech. for Emergencies
2012, 3rd prize

Scintille, Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri
2012, special mention

Ponte del Cadenon
2011, special mention

Workshop IN/ARCH Sicilia
2013, 1st prize with ACA Architettura

Workshop IN/ARCH Sicilia
2012, 1st prize with Balla Calvagna

2009, 1st prize

2008, special mention

Recycle & Expo
2008, 2nd prize

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