About

Francesco Lipari is an Italian architect working between Rome and Sicily.

He is recipients of several international prizes including the first prize for the New parish complex Saint Barbara in Licata (AG)The Plan Award with the sensorial park Zighizaghithe Oscar Green Coldiretti, the eight Maker Faire Europe merit and the Architizer People Choice Award (2014 – 2015) with the interactive garden Sainthorto and an auditorium for insects and humans named Wunderbugs.

He’s founding principal of OFL Architecture, an interdisciplinary studio focused on emergent design processes through a personal methodology that integrates architecture with music, natural sciences, mathematics and technology redefining the relationship of the significant modern city and its current social conditions which find its synthesis within the research The Emotional City. 

OFL Architecture constantly collaborate with several international consultants including Arup, Buro Happold, Bollinger-Grohmann, Transsolar, Knippers-Helbig, Manens-Tifs, Dof Engineers.

Francesco is also founding partner and artistic director of Cityvision, a printed magazine and architecture platform with the aim of generating a dialogue between the contemporary city and its future image which has produced a database of urban visions and strategies about the future of Rome, Venice, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing.

He was formerly senior architect at Fuksas in Rome, Mad in Beijing and 3Gatti in Shanghai.

He is community founder of Farm Cultural Park and first director of SOU, the school of architecture for children in Favara, thanks which he created the educational program Building Better Citizens then presented also during the TEDx Monopoli. From 2017 Francesco is also director of the architectural area during the summer school organized by Periferica in Mazara del Vallo.

Francesco has also lectured in several schools, institutions and festivals such as Woodbury Architecture School in Los Angeles and San Diego, Escuela Libre de Arquitectura in Tijuana, Maxxi and Macro in Rome and served as reviewer and member of the jury panel for the annual course of Woodbury in Rome during 2014 and 2015.

Moreover he curated various architectural projects and his work has been internationally exhibited and published including Cut ‘n’ Paste at the MoMA New York, Worlds of Cityvision at the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, Invisible Architecture at the Museum Bilotti in Rome along with Sou Fujimoto, Arata Isozaki, Superstudio.