Design International

Firm Description

Design International, led by CEO Davide Padoa, is a globally-based architecture practice with over 45 years of award-winning history and offices in London, Milan, Shanghai and Jakarta.

With over 36,000,000 sqm of built world class architecture in the portfolio, the practice has worked in almost every corner of the globe and on projects of every imaginable size.

Design International is a multi-disciplinary practice with nine integrated divisions: Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Landscape Design, Branding, Project Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Leasing.

As an international company with staff from all over the world, the practice’s design process is based on sharing different ideas, always with the ultimate aim of creating a unique style. The practice combines contemporary creative thinking with a bespoke local sensibility, striking a balance between strong designs and creating buildings that are sensitive to their surroundings, which creates a sense of belonging for the customers.

Design International works across the whole spectrum of architecture with a particular focus on retail, mixed-use and hospitality developments.

The practice’s integrated and multi-disciplinary approach allows for a holistic approach to architecture that results in developments where the artistic, commercial and social aspects are in complete harmony.


  1. Nave de Vero

    Nave de Vero

    Marghera, Venice, Italy

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