The studio is based in Bologna and employs a team of architects and engineers from various countries, has solid experience in architectural design with particular attention to energy and environmental issues, industrial design and technological research through collaboration with universities and research programs of the European Commission.
Mario Cucinella is the founder of Mario Cucinella Architects. In 1987 he received an advanced degree (Laurea) in Architecture from the University of Genoa, where he was mentored by Giancarlo De Carlo. From 1987 to 1992 he worked with Renzo Piano in Genoa and in Paris. He founded MCA in Paris in 1992 and in Bologna in 1999.