Student of Scarpa and Niemeyer, Dante Oscar Benini has designed and constructed works throughout the world and has collaborated on projects with Frank. O Ghery, Richard Meier, Arup, Daniel Libeskind. In 1997 he founded “Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects” which he directs as Leader Partner and Chairman together with Luca Gonzo, Senior Partner and Managing Director. With offices in Milan, London and Istanbul, the Studio has several departments working in architectural design, urban planning, interior decorating, general and nautical design. Throughout the four corners of the globe, the creativity of its staff approximately 60 people has produced entire urban neighbourhoods, the headquarters of large corporations, industrial workshops, retail facilities and even exclusive clubs, homes, yachts and designer pieces. The Studio has received numerous awards and honourable mentions (most recently IN-ARCH 2009), and has won and placed in many international competitions; it has also given seminars and conferences both in Italy and abroad. Numerous publications have been written on the Studio’s work by such authors as, among others, Bruno Zevi, Cesare De Seta, Ada Francesca Marcianò, Renato Pedio, Roberto Guiducci, Giampiero Bosoni, Maurizio Vitta, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi.