ace

Creative engineering

We are

Tailor-made engineering, full consciousness

We are an engineering design company at the service of Design and Architecture. In addition to engineering services, we offer project management and consultancy services in the construction sector with an integrated approach to architecture and design. We respond to change with the expertise of artisans, we design innovation with an ethical and conscious vision of the world and the people who inhabit it. Like Italian haute couture, we care about the quality, creativity and goals of our clients to translate ideas into processes and projects that make a difference. ACE is a story of friendship, ambitious dreams, shared values, excellence and passion.

Team

We are a multidisciplinary team of 50 people from more than 10 countries around the world. Our professional profiles are diversified to offer complementary skills: we are experts in Project Management, BIM Modelling, Structural & MEP Design and Architectural Consultancy. We share a strong passion, a constant curiosity and the will to innovate in our disciplines. We believe in teamwork and in the complementarity of skills to grow, together and individually. We are a group with the ambition of bringing many questions to the table with the desire to seek answers together.

Partners

Antonio Asquino
Marco Ciccone

Technical Directors

Federico Archidiacono
Carlo Bandini
Gianni Bellucci

Marketing & Sales

Antonio Asquino
Cristina Zambonini
Lucia Puopolo

Administration & Finance

Sara Fontani
Giorgia Mori
Aurelio Chirichiello

Research & Development

Federico Archidiacono
Fabio Lombardi
Milad Ghahari

Real Estate

Lucia Chirichiello

3D Graphics

Emran Babaei
Gianmarco Mirabella
Can Uygun Nurhal

Architecture & Engineering Department

Head of Architecture

Federico Archidiacono

Head of Engineering

Marco Ciccone

Head of Project Management

Stefania Florea

Lead Roles

Antonio De Pasquale
Laura Beaudu
Caterina Gentini
Tommaso Gobbo
Margherita Mazzarini
Marco Nucifora
Camilla Ricci
Giulia Terrosi

Team

Melania Arfò
Giambattista Asaro
Emran Babaei
Luigi Colistra
Silvia Cristofari
Renata Dalla Porta Fraga
Elisabetta D’Amanti
Illary Di Giorno
Angela Fanfani
Milad Ghahari
Oussama Guilouchi
Christian Ihotasi Siregar
Olena Ivanets
Polina Korchagina
Valentina La Scalia
Fabio Lombardi
Milena Lorusso
Federico Maconi
Agnese Matera
Gianmarco Mirabella
Gianmarco Perrone
Daniele Piras
Madhuri Ravi
Lucila Ines Sanguedolce
Iva Skejic
Can Uygun Nurhal
Chen Yang

BIM Board

Fabio Lombardi
Giambattista Asaro
Milad Ghahari
Tommaso Gobbo
Milena Lorusso
Margherita Mazzarini
Giulia Terrosi

Art & Science

Antonio Asquino
Stefania Florea
Cristina Zambonini
Lucia Chirichiello

Ethics

Cristina Zambonini
Giulia Terrosi
Giorgia Mori

Sustainability

Marco Ciccone
Marco Nucifora
Giorgia Mori

HR

Tommaso Gobbo
Giorgia Mori

HQ & Logistics

Agnese Matera
Lucia Puopolo

Founders

We are Antonio and Marco, two partners who began their training at the University of Florence. We have grown professionally in similar and complementary specialties, united by a deep sharing of ethical and professional values. We believe in the strength of teamwork, in the centrality of respecting the objectives of delivering on target and in the positive obsession with everything that is “done well”. Thanks to working side by side, we have developed the common will of a push to go beyond the pre-established schemes and many obsolete conventions found in our discipline. Doing our job at its best makes us happy and proud, innovation starts from this awareness. 

Our Offices

Florence

We were born in Florence. The home of our first headquarters, an industrial loft in Via degli Artisti, is an incredibly fertile context in which to exchange ideas. It is within these walls that our identity was founded and formed. 

We then grew very quickly and this acceleration has claimed larger spaces, so, at the end of 2022, we then moved to our new Florentine headquarters, an elegant, early 20th century building near Piazza della Libertà: ACE’s new home.

Via Cristoforo Landino, 10 50129 Firenze
Tel. 055 292338

Milan

The masters of the past are a constant source of inspiration for us: their example leads us to experiment and invent new solutions for the future. To inspire the aura of great names we have chosen Palazzo Archinto for our headquarters in Milan. Located in the heart of the city, it is an extraordinary example of Lombard Baroque style, in whose rooms the fragments and echoes of the frescoes by the artist Tiepolo still resonate. The gardens, arches and decorated rooms are the backdrop to the feedback and exchanges of our community with architects, designers and investors.

Via dei Piatti, 6 20123 Milano
Tel. 02 37909940

We think

We imagine a happy world

We think the Ace Value Card is the beacon and cradle of our ideas. Through these chosen words we tell who we are, how we act and the culture we intend to cultivate.

Aware

Human

Happy

Rooted

True

Welcoming

Smart

Essential

Healthy

Joint

We are aware of the speed of the world and want to be active participants in making it resilient and better.

We adopt a holistic design approach, like a living organism in a process of continuous improvement.

We believe in a positive attitude in work and life, for each of us and for all of us together, for the present that forms our future.

We feel deeply tied to our territory and its history, and this is what projects us into global innovation.

We explore new research grounds in a permanent laboratory and we are wary of established certainties.

We know how much the right words matter at the right time: we make this tool available to those around us.

We work every day with rigour and passion and willpower at the service of intelligence

We seek a dialectical synthesis that generates balance in constant evolution, without being interested in anything that is superfluous.

We respect our bodies and take care of them, because we know that they are the guardians of our minds.

We believe in teamworking. The whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.

We are aware of the speed of the world and want to be active participants in making it resilient and better.

We adopt a holistic design approach, like a living organism in a process of continuous improvement.

We believe in a positive attitude in work and life, for each of us and for all of us together, for the present that forms our future.

We feel deeply tied to our territory and its history, and this is what projects us into global innovation.

We explore new research grounds in a permanent laboratory and we are wary of established certainties.

We know how much the right words matter at the right time: we make this tool available to those around us.

We work every day with rigour and passion and willpower at the service of intelligence

We seek a dialectical synthesis that generates balance in constant evolution, without being interested in anything that is superfluous.

We respect our bodies and take care of them, because we know that they are the guardians of our minds.

We believe in teamworking. The whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.

We do

Get ready, ahead of schedule

We develop ideas by transforming them into processes, projects and constructions in an ethical and responsible manner. In addition to all engineering-related services, we provide creative support to architects and designers in project development. We give space to dialogue and importance to listening with the aim of creating close relationships of trust with each client. We describe our work in dynamic balance between technical preparation and creative force, between micro and macro scales, between excellent history lessons of design disciplines and firm innovative will. We look for the most suitable solutions for a constantly-changing world: like a tailor, we offer customised solutions aware of the balance between emerging needs and the finite capacities of our planet.

We support

We support the creativity of fashion brands in the restyling and opening of their existing and new stores. A boutique is a spectacular machine that emphasizes and expresses the identity and style of a brand. To make this machine fully operational, we support the brand’s Art Director and Store Planning Department by collaborating throughout the concept development & implementation phase, accelerating the design process thanks to extraordinarily effective and thorough know-how, managing procurement packages, authorizations, on-time/on-budget delivery and the search for qualified suppliers. 

We care

We care about every aspect of the project flow. We liaise with private and institutional investors to offer an integrated service that is able to manage the entire design process, from concept to turnkey delivery. We imagine and create tailor-made solutions for any customer need and at any scale of intervention: whether it is a hotel, a logistics hub or a private residence, we take care of the entire operating sequence. 

Method and tools

We consider technology a mean, never the end: we make the most of the latest technological advances, continuing to renew ourselves in the sign of the last instance of the sector. All the tools we use – in particular, we have refined great mastery in the management of BIM content – are carefully selected to support maximum speed and precision of execution. We guarantee effective work thanks to the use of the best software applications and an excellent organisation of the workflow, ensuring absolute care for the final quality of the documents. In line with the ACE philosophy, we are a permanent research and development workshop for our disciplines: designing involves managing change.

Confidentiality

We follow very strict confidentiality agreements with our clients. Our goal is to create with each of them a long-term relationship of trust. We believe in the value of word of mouth as a valuable way of sharing information and expressing mutual esteem.

Joint ventures

We are an active part of projects in complementary sectors to offer our customers all round services
SA-FE Building safety certification
ROOF&ROOTS Real estate, property finding and consulting
iSHARE PR & Communication
Studio Lys Visual Direction

Services

Architectural design development services for Architects and Designers
Structural design
MEP design
BIM modelling & clash detection
Project management
Construction management
Procurement management
Contract management
Value engineering
Cost control
Open book & guaranteed
maximum price contracts

Industries/sectors

Luxury retail
Hospitality
Leisure & Spa
Industrial manufacturing
Office
Educational
Residential
Real Estate

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