Bontempi Career Timeline

1954 - Bontempi is born in Fornovo di Taro, a small town outside of Parma, Italy.

Fornovo di Taro, ItalyFornovo di Taro, Italy

Pier Carlo Bontempi tells a story about when he decided to become an architect
Pier Carlo Bontempi as a child

Pier Carlo Bontempi as a child
Photo Credit: Pier Carlo Bontempi

 

Fornovo di Taro

A traditional street in Fornovo di Taro
Photo Credit: Davide Papalini via Wikimedia Commons

1973-1980 - Bontempi studies architecture at the University of Florence.

University of Florence school of architectureThe architecture school of the University of Florence on San Marco Square, Florence, Italy

1980 - At the first Venice Biennale of Architecture, Bontempi is influenced by the ideas of Léon Krier of Luxembourg and Maurice Culot of Belgium.

Venice, ItalyVenice, Italy

Post-Modernism
 

1988 - Bontempi establishes his architecture practice near Parma, Italy.

Pier Carlo Bontempi with his staffPier Carlo Bontempi with his staff – and his children

 

Pier Carlo Bontempi in his office

Pier Carlo Bontempi in his office
Photo Credit: Pier Carlo Bontempi

 

Parma, Italy

Parma, Italy

1997 - 1998 - Bontempi teaches at the Prince of Wales Institute in London.

Pier Carlo Bontempi with Prince CharlesBontempi with Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales Institute focused on traditional architecture and urban design.

2000 - Bontempi delivers the John Burgee Annual Lecture at the University of Notre Dame.

The Architecture School at the University of Notre DameThe Architecture School at the University of Notre Dame

 

2001 - Bontempi receives the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Charter Award for the design of Fonti di Matilde.

Fonti di MatildeFonti di Matilde, a resort near Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy

Photo Credit: Pier Carlo Bontempi

 

2002 - Bontempi wins the competition to design Place de Toscane in Val d’Europe, outside Paris.

Place de ToscanePlace de Toscane is inspired by the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, an elliptical piazza in Lucca, Italy.

2008 - Place de Toscane receives the 2008 Palladio Award.

Place de ToscanePlace de Toscane in Val d’Europe, France

Photo Credit: Pier Carlo Bontempi
 

2014 - Pier Carlo Bontempi becomes The Driehaus Prize Laureate.

The Richard H. Driehaus Prize