Davide Marchetti received his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 2001 and joined the Massimiliano Fuksas Office in Rome upon graduation. The following year he became a member of the Italian Architects Registry, Chapter of Rome. In 2004, he began his own practice, specializing in architecture, urban planning and interior design. The office is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, not a predetermined style. It explores and develops new ways of thinking about architecture and the surrounding contextual environment in order to create models for change and innovation. Projects are approached with a comprehensive emphasis on environmental themes, materiality and cultural context. As a result, the studio aims to create specifically designed and detailed buildings that are deeply contextual with equal attention to function. High quality design results from the continuity of rigorous process and intensive dialogue with the client, consultants, contractors and inhabitants.Davide Marchetti has taught at Cornell University continuously from 2011, as a Visiting Critic in advanced design studios. He has been several times an invited critic at Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Catholic University, University of Miami as well as at University of Rome La Sapienza and University of Pisa School of Engineering. He believes that the education of an architect manifests through a process; both the understanding and the application of the curriculum and studio discipline, as well as in the personal exploration of influences from multiple environments. These come from many sources, such as art and literature, science and medicine, history and economy. These conditions then consequently influence the scope of multidisciplinary practice that now permeates contemporary architecture. He is interested in fostering this environment, and adeptly responding to each students individual strengths, passions, and interests.