Massimiliano Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944. He received his degree in architecture from the La Sapienza University in 1969 in Rome, where he opened his first office, followed by firms in Paris and Vienna. He has taught in Stuttgart, Paris, Vienna, New York and Rome and has been named recipient of multiple awards.
Doriana O. Mandrelli was born in Rome. She graduated in History of Art from La Sapienza University in 1979. At the same University, she attended the School of Architecture, taught contemporary architecture and was a member of the board of In/arch (Istituto Nazionale di Architettura). Her partnership with Massimiliano Fuksas dates from 1985. Her work is characterized by continuous research into new materials and new techniques of manufacturing.