Architect and Interior Designer, Founder of NOS Design and Italian Architecture and Design Association (ITAD)
In 2007, Benedetta Morelli obtained a Degree in Furniture and Interior Architecture with the honor of 110/110 “cum laude”. During her university studies in 2008, she received, among other honors, the “Bronze Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects – Best Architecture Student in the United Kingdom.” In 2010, Architect Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the Architectural Association – School of Architecture in London with highest honors. She defended a design thesis titled “Embassy of Third Nature: Sustainable and Climate Architecture” and won the award titled “Best Supported AA + Foster Project Award”, selected by the international architecture studio Foster + Partners. Her academic training was completed in 2013 by obtaining the diploma of “Royal Institute of British Architects Part 3” at the University of Westminster in London. Later she also participated in various study programs and training courses abroad, including the Master of Architectural Management, organized at the Instituto de Impresa Business School in Madrid.
After earning her certification as Architect in 2012, she began work in London and Rome in collaboration with major studios specializing in design and management of office buildings for office use, residential, and commercial in China, Singapore, Morocco, Nigeria, UK and Italy.
In 2012, she founded NOS Design, of which she is currently main partner. From the very outset, in the pursuit of her professional activity, Architect Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli has been involved in Architectural Design and Management at both national and international levels. Throughout her years in Rome, she has developed a productive relationship with the Superintendent and the Municipal Offices and has achieved special authorization for measures such as extensions of buildings in restricted areas of the city.
NOS Designs’ projects have received several national and international awards and prizes. For example, they were mentioned in 2015 in the magazine AR – Architetti Roma n. 113 and on Projects – Review of Italian Architecture n. 10. In 2014, the studio received honorary mention in Shanghai’s “3rd Tongji Hub Youth Talent Designer Exhibition” and was a finalist in the competition “27/37 International Exhibition of Young Architects of the Order of Architects P.P.C. Of Rome” where the projects were exhibited at the Shanghai Expo 2010 Pavilion.
Architect Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli is also accredited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in the UK and a member of the Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Consultation in Rome. She is part of the IE Business School Alumni Network and the Architectural Association Alumni.
In 2015, she became the Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Order of Architects P.P.C. of Rome, chosen to direct the international relations of the profession and to be curator of exhibitions in various foreign countries, particularly China and Qatar.
She holds the position of Adjunct Professor for the Master of Interior Design program in the Architectural Management course at the Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome as well as of Scientific Director of the “Archi Management: The Architect Entrepreneur” course at the Order of Architects P.P.C. of Rome.
She is an active member in the academic field: in 2012 she founded the association “ITAD – Italy Top Architecture Drawing Study Tours”, which aims to train international architecture students by organizing short architectural and urban design courses and architectural modeling in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, the Order of Architects P.P.C. of Rome, the Province, and the Shanghai Design Center.
In addition to her mother tongue of Italian, she is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.