Massimo Roj was born in Milan in 1960 and graduated in 1986 in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan. Starting from 1982 he worked in many companies, like Spinelli, Morisi and Helg. From 1988 he worked in an international planning company as Project Architect and Project Manager. In 1994 he founded Progetto CMR, an Italian company leader in integrated planning, working on Space Planning, Interior Design and Architecture. Since 2000, he has been exploring new markets: he joined the HOK european network EAN and in 2002 he entered the Chinese market. Thanks to Massimo Roj, Progetto CMR has today a very strong presence in China implemented also through the two branch offices in Beijing and Tianjin. Since 2006 he is a member of ULI (Urban Land Institute) scientific committee and he is also Visiting Professor at Tianjin University.
He writes several articles for design and architecture journals; since 2000 he has been writing several books about architecture and design philosophy and in 2011 he was guest editor for the L’Arca journal n.270.
In 2009, the project of Torri Garibaldi in Milan received the Mattone d’Oro prize for being the best renewal activity. In addition the furniture set Revo, designed for Manerba, was awarded the Good Design prize by Chicago Athenaeum (2008). Since 2010, Progetto CMR is among the first 100 architectural studios worldwide, according to DB World Architecture 100. In 2009 and in 2010 it won the US Award in the Color@Work category, respectively with the interior design plan for Cisco Systems headquarter and the design of the new headquarters of Maccaferri Group.
In 2011, Progetto CMR won the China Trader Award, promoted by Cathay Pacific, in the “Dynamism” category. Moreover, and received for the second time the China Awards prize, already won in 2009, for being the best design studio in the Chinese market.
Marco Ferrario, graduated in Civil Engineering at Politecnico of Milan and is a registered Architect in Brescia.
From 1985 to 1989, he collaborated with Area srl, working on planning, requalification interventions and new civil and industrial buildings.
He took part in Planning and Site Management of the railway route Saronno-Rescaldina for IRN (Ferrovie Nord) and of the building of 650 flats in Rho.
Together with Professor Oliviero Tronconi and Politecnico of Milan, he contributed to the implementation of computerized procedures to improve construction site management.
From 1990, he collaborated as an external consultant with some building companies in Milan and Bergamo; he was in charge of building process management, from the order received to the site management. The activities, carried out for Caltagirone and Cremonini groups, involved volumes of more than one million cube metres. In 1994 he joined Progetto CMR, working as Engineering Department and Site Manager, in charge of building and plant planning, drawing up various safety plans for different building realities. Since 1998, he has been managing the development and the consolidation of “Process Management” area, where he works as Project Manager and Director of Works. For the new Bocconi university complex in Milan (2005-2008), he was involved in the management of the site, civil works, specifications, tests, project management, coordination of planning and site safety. As Works Director, he works on renovations of entire buildings for developers like GGI, AM Fin, Tishman Speyer, Carlyle, Aedes, Galotti, Beni Stabili and he is also in charge of the realization of the the offices of RasBank, BNL, Banca Primavera and Inter Store. Among the most recent projects: new Pall Italia headquarters, in Buccinasco, and the preservation and restoration of Garibaldi Complex in Milan.
He also attended several conferences as a speaker, talking about integrated planning, building automation and flexibility in the organization of workplaces.
Antonella Mantica graduated in 1987 in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan and she is registered with the Architects Registration since 1991.
From 1987 to 1988, she collaborated with the architect Anna Mangiarotti in drafting academic books, such as Sussidiario di tecnologia dell’architettura (Architecture Technnology) and Gli elementi tecnici del progetto. Trasformazione possibilità della materia in architettura (Technical Elements of the project. Potential transformation of the matter in architecture), both published by Clup. Moreover, she collaborated with Arch. Angelo Mangiarotti, in charge of architecture planning, industrial and residential design for some projects, such as Orzinuovi exhibition centre, sports complex of Palermo, Catania stadium, Villa Meroni in Como, two underground stations in Milan.
In 1989, she helped in the organization of the exhibition “Marble. A new Italian stone age” in Los Angeles and developed industrial design planning for Skipper and Artemide. From 1989 to 1990, she worked at Arch. Alberto Ferlenga studio, attending competitions and being involved in projects aimed at the development of urban areas. In the next years, she worked as Engineering Department Manager at Conal, in charge with feasibility studies, among which Opera Universitaria of Palermo, space planning for Cise and Snam, renovations and site management in the field of collective catering for Fatebenefratelli, Istituto dei Tumori and San Carlo hospital in Milan. Starting from 1992 Antonella Mantica worked as Project Architect for an important international company, developing In-depth competencies in space planning, management of operational areas in large companies and workplace design, developing important projects for Bosch, Jacobs Suchard Italia, Walt Disney Italia.
In 1994 Antonella together with Architect Massimo Roj founded Progetto CMR, offering consultancy services in Workplace Planning, Interior Design and Architecture. She took part in several projects such as Coca-Cola, Editrice Il Giorno, Lease Plan, Nokia Telecommunications, Schering Plough, Sun Microsystems, Ministero della Salute, SBIM Banca Lombarda di Brescia, and Ticket One new headquarters.
Among the most recent projects she is involved in: the executive planning of architectural and plan requalification of a building in Milan (for Polis Fondi), the new Milan headquarters of Lexmark and Munich RE, the new offices of Sisal Match and Win City.