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 (Paris) 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 2004, Cristiano Benzoni started an association with Eric Carlson and Marie-Eve Bidard (Carbondale) where he established his collaboration with the LVMH-Group, biggest luxury group in the world.
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.
His approach is highly contextual. It is based on integrating every project’s context, identity and heritage into a new design experience where diversity and exception are considered as values to keep for years to come. The vibes of changing trends in cultural, social, environmental and historical contexts are translated into every project in a unique way.
Cristiano Benzoni’s and REV Architecture’s work has been awarded by Class Magazine in their 2008 selection of Best Italian Architects.