Cristiano Benzoni was born in Varenna, Lake Como ( Italy) in 1970.
He received his Architecture degree in 1998 at the Politecnico of Milan, where he went on to work as a teaching assistant.
Professional activity began in 1995 in Porto ( Portugal ), under the influence of Alvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Alcino Soutinho and Fernando Tavora.
Previous professional experience includes a long-term collaboration with Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize 2008) since 1997. As project director, he has been in charge of several international large-scale projects such as the Agbar-tower in Barcelona (Spain), the Omnilife-headquarters in Guadalajara ( Mexico) and the technological campus « Kilometro Rosso » in Bergamo ( Italy).
In 2003, Cristiano Benzoni started his first associate office in Paris and established his collaboration with LVMH Group.
Some recently completed works include the Louis Vuitton flagship store on the Champs Elysées in Paris ( biggest and most-visited luxury shop in the world ), the Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuya and Louis Vuitton Nagoya stores in Tokyo (Japan), as well as the new concept store for Celine, avenue Montaigne in Paris.
Cristiano Benzoni founded REV Architecture (Paris) in 2006 with Sophie Thuillier.