Company Profile

Founded in 1990 as a civil and water engineering design company, HYDEA quickly expanded its business by merging with competitors and through strategic acquisitions of smaller practices dealing with environmental studies, landscaping and architectural design.

The architectural side of the practice gained momentum in 1995, when the well-known architectural studio Pier Luigi Spadolini & Associates merged with HYDEA.

As of 2002-03, the company consolidated its position in the field of integrated building engineering and successfully pursued a few niche markets, including wineries and shopping outlets. In this latter domain, HYDEA enjoys an international reputation as the architectural designer of a considerable number of outlets in Western Europe and North America.

Meanwhile, HYDEA built up its international presence in the field of water engineering and infrastructure development and acquired numerous engineering and technical assistance contracts in Africa, the Middle East, and South America, with funding from the European Union, the World Bank and other international donors.

Over the years, HYDEA has also been active in the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. This prompted the company to start consulting in the field of cultural heritage. This activity evolved into a stand-alone department in 2003.

Recently, there has been a significant expansion of our international activities in the environmental sector, in the field of solid waste management, the most recent of Hydea’s areas of expertise.

HYDEA today

  • is a private, joint-stock company whose shares are entirely owned by the company’s management

  • around 2/3 of annual revenue is from overseas operations

  • has branches in Belgium and China

  • is among the first 10 architectural firms in Italy, by measured by revenue

  • has a staff of approx. 60, mainly engineers and architects

  • is UNI ISO 9001:2015 certified

HYDEA today

  • is UNI ISO 14001:2015 certified

  • is the Italian partner of Europengineers, a network of leading European consultants and engineers providing a comprehensive range of services throughout the world

  • is a member of OICE (Associazione delle organizzazioni di ingegneria, di architettura e di consulenza tecnico-economica)

  • makes use of BIM software to plan and design buildings and physical infrastrucuture



Caterina Ovazza

Architect | Project Manager

Silvia Marcello


Maurizio Papini


Christophe Graz

Architect | Cultural Heritage Specialist | Manager, Brussels Office

Chiara Piovanelli

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Luciano Luciani

Degree in Forestry | Head of Department, Environment

Vincenzo Donato

Building Engineer | BIM Manager

Viviana Ferraro

Administration & Accounting

Andrei Perekhodtsev

Principal Architect | Head of Department, Architecture

Costanza Molesti

Building Engineer

Camilla Floridi

Civil Engineer

Giulio Tona

Degree in Forestry | Project Manager

Lorenzo Lapini

Director | Head of Department, Administration & Finance

Benedetta Meucci


Fabio Berardi

Hydraulic Engineer | Head of Department, Infrastructure (Overseas Operations)

Ascanio Fanciullotti


Marco Befani

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Sawsan Mohsen

Civil & Environmental Engineer | Project Manager

Paolo Lazzoni

Business Development (Overseas Operations) | Project Manager

Karim Safa


Stefano Monni

Civil Engineer | Head of Department, Infrastructure (National Operations)

Pietro Bruscoli

Civil Engineer | Technical Director | Director | Head of Department, Architecture & Building Engineering

Dario Pontei

Hydraulic Engineer

Maurizio Ignesti


Andrea Colzi


Alberto Brizio

Head of Department, Culture & Cultural Heritage

Marco Baldini


Paolo Giustiniani

Civil Engineer | Chairman & CEO

Enzo Floridi

Hydraulic Engineer | Project Manager

Alix Afferni

Business Development | Communication & Graphic Design

Alessandro Scarponi

Architect | Project Manager

Silvia Cavina


Leonardo Furia

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Nancy Barliza

Business Development (Overseas Operation)

Aluizio Neves Costa


Zeno Romano

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Stefania Rontani

Administrative Assistant | Business Development (National Operations)

Serena Sangaletti


Leonardo Carucci


Dolores Malara


Alessio Cruciani

Architect | BIM Specialist

Giorgio Salimbene

Architect | Project Manager

Federico Raspanti

Hydraulic Engineer

Andrea Deserventi

Degree in Forestry | Business Development (National Operation)

Alessio Belardi


Simona Venturi

Administrative Assistant

Carlo Mazzetti

Civil Engineer

Simone Carotti

Environmental Engineer

Gabriele Vergelli

Civil Engineer

Andrea Del Bono Venezze

Mechanical Engineer

Isabella Parigi

Office Manager

Niccolò Brusini


Dimitri Abbado

Geologist | Director | Head of Department, Circular Economy & SWM

Monica Bini


Luigi Scorza

Architect | Country Manager PRC

Luca Frassanito

Architect | Project Manager

Martino Piccioli

Architect | Project Manager

Shirley Wang

Administration and Accounting

Jodie Du

Administrative Assistant

Qian Zhonghui

Civil Engineer | Business Development