About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

About us

The firm begins its activity specializing in planning at urban level at territorial scale and at actuation scale. The firm contributes to drafting the city plan of the City of Turin, with consultancies and specialist studies. In Turin, during the successive phase of actuation of the town plan, follows important plans and urban projects which have redrawn the relationship between established neighborhoods and ex-industrial transformation areas. Among the most important and strategic fields we recall the Materferro (Spina 1) issue, the former Iveco area (Spina 4), the historic Lancia plant in Borgo San Paolo, the Comau area in Corso Traiano, and the urban transformation of the historical steel industries in Barriera di Milano (Spina 3). The firm also managed some studies on the urban development possibilities of the railway areas within the urban environment, underlying interventions of a strategic territorial transformation of the City of Turin with the realization of the railway link.
SMAPROGETTI developed through the years the plan of the transformation of the urban territory at medium and large scale, prefiguring the relationship between built-up areas and new public areas, with the objective of giving back to the City lost spaces and unused due to the deindustrialization of the metropolitan areas.
With reference to the transformation areas of the City of Turin, the Studio was part of the design group of the new facility of the University of Turin, Campus Luigi Einaudi.

Since the years 2000s, the firm has specialized in the design of buildings for residential, accommodation and commercial destinations, other than that of touristic areas at territorial level as well as touristic complexes and theme parks.
During the 20th Winter Olympic Games, hosted in Turin, the Studio took part in some of the most significant projects, developing both the urban aspects and those inherent the realization of Olympics-related works. Following the Olympics experience, the firm dedicated itself to the elaboration of plans, on territorial and local scales, in the field of touristic and entertainment activities, with particular care for the mountain areas development.
From 2005 the firm followed, as a consultant of Banca Intesa-Sanpaolo, all the phases of tendering, designing and realization of the new Business Center conceived by Architect Renzo Piano in Turin.
In 2011 the firm concluded one of the first Social Hosing interventions ever realized in Italy, and later gave its contribution to the realization of new interventions such as student residences and accommodation structures of innovative character.


Recently, SMAPROGETTI specialized in the functional recovery of existing buildings, as well as their energetic requalification.

Giorgio Sandrone

Partner, legal representative, Senior Engineer

The legal representative of the firm, Giorgio Sandrone, graduated in 1986 as an engineer at Politecnico di Torino (enrolled in the professional register of Engineers in the Turin Province at nr. 5530R since 10/28/1987). He maturated particular expertise in the field of urban planning at municipal level and building design with roles of general coordination; he also coordinated, procedurally and methodologically, the urban planning activities for the realization of important sites at national level. He performs consulting activities among associations of the same category, such as Confedilizia, of which he is a component of the National Urbanistic Commission, the Chamber of Commerce, the APE (Associazione Proprietà Edilizia, Building Owners Association) of which he is provincial councilor, the CNA. He was also a member of the Scientific Board, and today serves as national councilor to the CeNSU (Centro Nazionale Studi Urbanistici, National Urban Studies Center).

Paolo Cavaglià

Partner, Senior Engineer

Paolo Cavaglià graduated in 1993 as an engineer at Politecnico di Torino (enrolled in the professional register of Engineers in the Turin Province at nr. 6663T since 06/01/1994). He consolidated his specialization in the urbanistic and territorial development, as well as the general, environmental and implementation planning at all scales. Starting from 2001, he gained particular expertise around the strategic development in the field of tourism and mountains, including planning and designing some sites for the 2006 Turin Olympics. The professional experience is completed with building design and urbanization works for public entities and individuals, all the way until the executive and realization phases. He performs urban and procedural consulting activities for both individuals and public entities.

Mauro Boetti

Partner, Senior Engineer

Mauro Boetti, graduated in 1992 as an engineer at Politecnico di Torino (enrolled in the professional register of Engineers in the Turin Province at nr. 939 since 07/20/1994). He gained a specific experience in building designing at executive level and works supervision, feasibility checks and technical-economical planning of major urban transformations that require specific procedures of “concerted urban development”.

Silvia Pastore

Partner, Senior Architect

Silvia Pastore graduated in 1993 as an architect at Politecnico di Torino (enrolled in the professional register of Architects in the Turin Province at nr. 3741 since 03/08/1995). She developed particular expertise in the fields of urban and building planning at all scales, as well as those of elaboration and computerized representation. She is currently a member of the Parcels Commission in the professional register of Architects in Turin.

Paolo Sobrino

Partner, Senior Engineer

Paolo Sobrino graduated in 1996 as an engineer at Politecnico di Torino (enrolled in the professional register of Engineers in the Asti Province at nr. 476 since 05/12/1997). He deepened the topics of Environmental Sustainability of the urbanistic tools and their translation into building structures, of which he cures the design all the way to the executive phase. Over the last years, he also specialized in the functional recovery of existing buildings, as well as their energetic requalification.