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.

Since 2008, 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.

In 2010, HYDEA Beijing was established in the People’s Republic of China, while HYDEA Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opened its doors in 2023.

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 PRC and KSA

  • 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)

HYDEA's milestones



Paolo Giustiniani

Civil Engineer | Chief Executive Officer

Pietro Bruscoli

Civil Engineer | Technical Director | Head of Building Engineering Department

Lorenzo Lapini

Chief Finacial Officer

Dimitri Abbado

Geologist | Head of Circular Economy & SWM Department

Sawsan Mohsen

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

Stefano Monni

Civil Engineer | Head of Infrastructure Department for National Operations

Luciano Luciani

Degree in Forestry | Head of Environment Department

Andrei Perekhodtsev

Principal Architect | Head of Architecture Department

Alberto Brizio

Head of Culture & Cultural Heritage Department

Andrea Deserventi

Business Development

Marco Befani

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Enzo Floridi

Hydraulic Engineer | Project Manager

Maurizio Ignesti


Leonardo Carucci


Alix Afferni

Business Development

Caterina Ovazza

Architect | Project Manager

Aluizio Neves Costa


Benedetta Meucci

Architect | Landscape Designer | Project Manager

Paolo Lazzoni

Project Manager

Chiara Piovanelli

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Alessandro Scarponi

Architect | Project Manager

Dolores Malara

Architect | Project Manager

Andrea Colzi


Simona Venturi

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Del Bono Venezze

Mechanical Engineer

Ilaria Pezzano

Architect | BIM Specialist

Niccolò Brusini


Alessio Belardi


Camilla Floridi

Civil Engineer

Marco Baldini


Viviana Ferraro

Administration & Accounting

Silvia Cavina


Zeno Romano

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Nancy Barliza

Business Development

Isabella Parigi

Office Manager

Stefania Rontani

Administrative Assistant | Business Development

Ascanio Fanciullotti


Serena Sangaletti


Christophe Graz

Principal Heritage & Conservation Specialist | Country Manager, Saudi Arabia

Giulio Tona

Project Manager

Giada Germanà


Giorgio Salimbene

Architect | Project Manager

Monica Bini


Simone Carotti

Environmental Engineer

Maurizio Papini


Silvia Marcello

Architect | BIM Specialist

Gabriele Vergelli

Civil Engineer

Claudia Guarda

Financial Deputy Manager

Alessio Cruciani

Architect | BIM Coordinator

Marta Abbado

Archeologist | Project Manager

Fabio Berardi

Hydraulic Engineer | Consultant for International Operations

Maryam Talakoub

Building Engineer

Federico Berghi

Building Engineer | Project Manager

Irene Dell’Anna

Hydraulic Engineer

Emilio Lucchesi

Hydraulic Engineer

Valentina Basilissi

Architect | BIM Specialist

Francesco Biggi

Building Engineer

Giulia Squeo


Lorenzo Marconi

Architect | BIM Coordinator

Marina Degano


Anthony Rizk

Architect | Heritage Specialist | Project Manager

Manuela Maggiulli

Architect | BIM Specialist

Gianni Cordaro

Project Manager

Laura Matteini


Dario De Felice

Ingegnere Civile

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