Company Profile

Founded in 1990 as an architecture and engineering 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 a branche in China RP

  • Is among the first architectural firms in Italy, measured by revenue (Report Norsa)

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

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

HYDEA today

  • is UNI ISO 9001:2015 certified (2011)

  • is UNI ISO 14001:2015 certified (2018)

  • is UNI ISO 45001:2018 certified (2021)

  • 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)




Aluizio Neves Costa


Karim Safa


Manuela Maggiulli

Architect | BIM Specialist

Andrea Deserventi

Business Development

Dolores Malara

Architect | Project Manager

Stefano Monni

Civil Engineer | Head of Infrastructure Department for National Operations

Valentina Basilissi

Architetto | BIM Specialist

Alessio Cruciani

Architect | BIM Coordinator

Andrei Perekhodtsev

Principal Architect | Head of Architecture Department

Caterina Ovazza

Architect | Project Manager

Monica Bini


Simone Carotti

Environmental Engineer

Alessandro Scarponi

Architect | Project Manager

Giulia Squeo


Niccolò Brusini


Giulio Tona

Project Manager

Sawsan Mohsen

Civil & Environmental Engineer | Head of Infrastructure Department for International Operations

Simona Venturi

Administrative Assistant

Alberto Brizio

Head of Culture & Cultural Heritage Department

Enzo Floridi

Hydraulic Engineer | Project Manager

Zeno Romano

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Nancy Barliza

Business Development

Lorenzo Lapini

Chief Finacial Officer

Serena Sangaletti


Emilio Lucchesi

Hydraulic Engineer

Giorgio Salimbene

Architect | Project Manager

Lorenzo Marconi


Alessio Belardi


Marina Degano


Maryam Talakoub

Building Engineer

Irene Dell’Anna

Hydraulic Engineer

Chiara Piovanelli

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Viviana Ferraro

Administration & Accounting

Anthony Rizk

Architect | Heritage Specialist | Project Manager

Stefania Rontani

Administrative Assistant | Business Development

Luciano Luciani

Degree in Forestry | Head of Environment Department

Vincenzo Donato

Building Engineer | BIM Manager

Camilla Floridi

Civil Engineer

Isabella Parigi

Office Manager

Christophe Graz

Principal Heritage & Conservation Specialist | Country Manager, Saudi Arabia

Laura Matteini


Marco Befani

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Maurizio Ignesti


Silvia Cavina


Paolo Lazzoni

Project Manager

Alix Afferni

Business Development

Paolo Giustiniani

Civil Engineer | Chief Executive Officer

Ascanio Fanciullotti


Marco Baldini


Maurizio Papini


Francesco Biggi

Building Engineer

Carlo Mazzetti

Civil Engineer

Giada Germanà


Leonardo Carucci


Andrea Del Bono Venezze

Mechanical Engineer

Fabio Berardi

Hydraulic Engineer | Consultant for International Operations

Silvia Marcello

Architect | BIM Specialist

Costanza Molesti

Building Engineer

Ahmad Shouman

Civil Engineer

Leonardo Furia

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Gabriele Vergelli

Civil Engineer

Benedetta Meucci

Architect | Landscape Designer | Project Manager

Pietro Bruscoli

Civil Engineer | Technical Director | Head of Building Engineering Department

Ilaria Pezzano

Architect | BIM Specialist

Dimitri Abbado

Geologist | Head of Circular Economy & SWM Department

Marta Abbado

Archeologist | Project Manager

Andrea Colzi


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

Sebastian Maso

Architect | Project Manager