Dario Donato is Founder and Design Principal of Spatialconnection(s), responsible for the management, research and creative direction of the firm both in Italy and in international markets.
Since 2009 he has been worked both in practice and academia, from design as research to research as practice.
Before founding Spatialconnection(s) he has worked in several innovative and award-winning international offices in Italy, China, and The Netherlands. He collaborated as Design Architect on a diverse range of high profile projects such as Gousen Securities Tower in Shenzhen with studio Fuksas, Wisdom Valley with Nbbj in Nanjing and University Church in Liepzig for Erick van Egeraat, plus some prize winning competitions.
Dario’s work is the result of the mediate world “From Complexity to Simplicity” that support the future implementation of an active conversation on the cultural agencies of current technologies and the ways they impact the architectural discipline for producing unconventional engineered architecture. Dario has started to pursue this line of research at IN/ARCH (National Italian Institute of Architecture) in Rome for the Master Emerging Technologies where he was the instructor of Scripting and Computational Geometry unit.
Since 2010 he taught and collaborated with academic and professional institutions in Europe and the Middle East including IUAV, IN/ARCH, Higher College of Technology...
Nowadays Dario is co-Programme Director and tutor at IAAC GSS Oman, investigating the post digital paradigm and its application in a context of multicultural society.
Dario received his master degree in Architectural Engineering at University of Pisa (Italy) and lately he received multiple awards as Young Talent of Architecture in Italy with two projects located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.