Matteo Costanzo is an architect and founding partner of 2A+P/A Associates. The office works on architectural, urban and landscape design with a particular interest in the nature and condition of the contemporary city. It engages in a broad range of activities including public and private buildings, housing complexes, urban spaces, event pavilions, temporary installations and interior design.
Matteo Costanzo graduated in Architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome, having studied at Brooks University in Oxford in 1998 and in 1999 at the summer school at the NAI (Netherlad Architeture Institute) through the Erasmus scheme. During his studies, he co-founded the magazine 2A+P in 1998. Since graduating he has been a partner of the practice 2A+P architecture until 2008, when he founded 2A+P/A associates.
In 2001, he the first prize at the “City: Less Aesthetics, More Ethics” competition at the 7th Biennale of Venice.
He has collaborated with magazine Domus and wrote several texts and essays for international magazines and books.
Matteo has been a visiting critic and run workshops in many schools in Europe, including Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome; Istituto Nazionale di Architettura (In/Arch), Rome; Nuova Accademi delle Belle Arti (Naba), Milan; Domus Academy, Milan; Syracuse University, London; Cornell University, Rome; University of Miami, Rome; the San Rocco Summer School at University of Genoa; the TU Munich; the Real Estate Architecture Summer School at University of Liège; Everything Out the door workshop at Campo, Rome; and in the master RCU (Radical Cut Up) at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.
Matteo is a founding member of the architecture magazine San Rocco, and CAMPO, a space to debate, study and celebrate architecture in Rome.