Paolo Rossi studied at The Faculty of Architecture, “La Sapienza” University in Rome. Following this, he started work for the international Italian firm n!studio as a Senior Architect where he was a leader in exhibition and museum design. He joined leading multidisciplinary practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, (SOM) in 2010, returning briefly to Italy to establish the 3TI LAB architectural department of an engineering firm, before re-joining SOM in 2016. As an Associate and Lead Designer for SOM, Paolo has worked on a wide range of projects and competitions, including JTI Headquarters in Switzerland, the competition-winning design of a 25,000sqm HQ building overlooking Lake Geneva, completed in 2015. He worked on Istanbul Tower in Turkey, a 55 storey 1.6 million sqft tower located on Buyukdere Caddesi in the heart of the central business district and 100 Leadenhall in London, UK, 56-storey development on the edge of the City’s Eastern Cluster. Paolo was the lead designer, of the Allianz’ headquarters in Corso Italia, following an international design competition, which will transform the historic complex. His most recent role has seen him join Pace in Kuwait as Associate Director, where he leads the design team across the Middle East region.