Pierfrancesco Capolei


Born in Rome in 1968, Pierfrancesco Capolei obtained an architecture degree at La Sapienza University in Rome in 1994 and enrolled in the Association of Architects, Landscape Planners and Conservators of Rome and its province in 1996. Since 1994 he has worked in the studio 3C+t Capolei Cavalli Architetti Associati, acquiring over the years a remarkable experience in the field of architectural design of complex projects.

He was a member of the Town Planning Commission of the Municipality of Tivoli from 1999 to 2000, President of the Capo d’Anzio Company in 2017 and then a Board Member until 2020.

Over the years, he has been involved in important projects of restoration, urban planning and regeneration, recovery of abandoned areas, tourist and commercial ports, waterfront design and urban development projects both in Italy and abroad. Among these, he was responsible for the development of the Structure Plan for the South Corniche of Jeddah and the consequent Masterplan (2016-2017), the “Beautification” project for four areas of the city of Doha promoted by the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places (2019), as well as numerous projects of tourist ports – among the most recent, the Terracina Docks in Italy and the Maltepe and Bursa Marinas in Turkey.

He also supervised for the studio and won numerous national and international design competitions, including: the design competition for the rationalization and environmental and functional redevelopment of the Port-City interface of Marina di Carrara, 2004; the competition for the Marina di Pisa Tourist Port – Ex-Motofides Area, 2004; the international competition for the redevelopment of the monumental area of ​​the Port of Naples, 2005; the Dalaman Marina International Competition, 2010.

After a nomination in 2012, in 2013 he obtained the Marina Excellence Design “Jack Nichol” award for the Marina di Rodi Garganico project, the best marina in the world according to the international commission of experts of the non-profit association PIANC. The same project received a mention the following year as part of the architecture award IN/Arch – ANCE Puglia 2014 in the “new construction” category. It had already received recognition in the “new construction” category in 2011 with the METRA 2011 award – XIX “Sistema d’Autore” International Competition, for the choice of facade systems and the finishing of the aluminum elements that reflect the colors of the surrounding environment.

He has a wide experience in the design and management of the different phases of design and construction.