Francesco is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a registered landscape architect with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and a full member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. In addition, he is a LEED Accredited Professional and has worked on several LEED projects. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Architecture, both from the University of Toronto.
Francesco is a principal and co-founder (with Nadia Cannataro) of large [medium] design office, a cross disciplinary practice engaged in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design. Drawing on his background in both architecture and landscape architecture, the practice is concerned with an integrated approach to the design of built form and landscapes, and also displays sensitivity to site as a critical component of its work. Investigations into materials, assemblage, fabrication and construction techniques are utilized to fund innovative design solutions. He is also a principal and co-founder (with Nadia Cannataro) of small [medium] design objects, an allied company focused on graphic, furniture, and industrial design.
Francesco’s professional experience includes both landscape and architectural projects at various scales across Canada and internationally, and he has developed a body of work including, large scale master plans, public and institutional buildings, multi-unit residential projects, and residential and institutional landscapes.
Francesco teaches studios in the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs as well as Site Engineering and Ecology, and Urban Site Technologies I at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.