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PCA-PaoloCucchiArchitects is a multi-disciplinary international architectural practice established in 1987. Paolo Cucchi is the founding principal and design director. Primary commitment is to produce architecture of quality, with attention to details and exploration of materials. An architecture conceptually innovative, functional, concerned of context and sustainability, that resonates with the specificity of place and purpose. With deep respect for vernacular topics and cultural references our aesthetic, technological and functional research investigates creative ideas in the attempt to break repetitive monotony toward innovative solutions and attractive expressions.

The challenge is to create a good synergy between context and intervention, offering desirable living experiences in pleasant, comfortable environments, able to nurture sense of community, in respect of individuality.  Based in Malaysia the firm operates at different levels: the project types vary from private residences, offices to apartment towers, condominiums, public buildings and urban planning, embracing interior design, reuse and preservation.


PCA provides full architectural service from concept, supervision to final completion. Our philosophy envisages a close, active collaboration with client and specialist consultants.



1986:              M.Arch.  I.U.A.V. - University of Architecture of Venice


1987:               Board of Architects of Parma , Italy1987, (Reg no. 290)


1988:               Board of Consultants at Italian Agency for the Promotion                                                         and Development of Southern Italy.


1989:               Board of Consultants at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


2003 - 2010:    Professor at the Faculty of Built environment, University    

                        Technology Malaysia.


2004:               Visiting Professor at NUS (National University of Singapore)


2004:               RIBA UK (


2004:               ARB Board of Architects UK ( D)


2004 - 2007:    President of Italian Malaysian Business Association


2005 - 2007:    Visiting Professor at University of Bologna, Faculty of Architecture                           “Aldo Rossi”


2006:              AIA - American Institute of Architects (Reg. no. 30466205)


2007:              Member of IAA (International Academy of Architecture)


2007:              Director of International Office for Europe Region at UTM.                        Several MoU with few important European Universities have been                                          arranged


2009:              Second Prize “Office Complex” for Putrajaya Holding, Putrajaya  Malaysia


2010:              Honourable Mention “Intercontinental Hotel and Business Centre” in                                    Yeravan, Armenia


2011:              Second Prize “NAZA TTDI mix development” at Shah Alam, Kuala                        Lumpur


2012:              LAM (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia) Reg. no. AG/P45


2012:              PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) Reg. no. G 3413


2012:              Third Prize for a mix development Masterplan “Garden City” for IJM  in                                Johor Bahru

2013:              Invited as external examiner by Tsinghua University Beijing for                                                final critique session of Master students.


2014:              Finalist for Museum competition, El Lissitzky, in Novosibirsk, Russia


2014:              Nomination at IAA Grand Prix 2014 for “Club House - Seri Alam”, Sofia


2015:              Nominated “Academician” at International Academy of Architecture,                                    Sofia


2015:              President of International Academy of Architecture, South East Asia                        Branch                                 


2015:               Gold Medal annual Grand Prix at IAA 2015 for  “Pavilion at                         Ponderosa”, Sofia            


2015:               Appointed as expert for the nomination of 10 architects for “IAKOV

                        CHERNIKHOV PRIZE”


2016:               MIPIM Awards, International Real Estate Competition, Cannes


2016:               AR Awards Emerging Architecture Awards, London


2016:               AAP American Architecture Prize for Architectural Design, New York


2016:              Winner of ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARDS, Single Residential                                          House, Kuala Lumpur


2016:              Honourable Mention at PERSPECTIVE EU 2016  for single residential                                      unit, Venice


2016:              Finalist at ARCHMARATHON-MARMOMACC , Verona


2017:              Appointed as expert for the nomination of 10 architects for “IAKOV

                       CHERNIKHOV PRIZE”


2017:              Winner of Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice, New York




Languages: Italian, English, French fluent, Mandarin only beginning

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