UNA is an international architecture studio driven by a strong cultural agenda. Operating at multiple scales with projects ranging from contemporary art foundations to exhibition designs, private houses, and publications, UNA’s work is informed by critical research. Based in Venice, where the office built its foundation on the legacy of FWR Associati, UNA introduces radical thinking within historically charged sites. UNA is fuelled by the relentless curiosity and determination of its team and its founder, Giulia Foscari, which also led to the establishment of UNA’s non-profit alter ego, UNLESS.


Giulia Foscari is an architect, curator and activist who has been practising in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She is the founder of UNLESS and of its alter ego UNA, an architecture studio focussed on cultural projects with strong emphasis on preservation. Recent projects by UNA include the Anish Kapoor Art Foundation and a temporary Pavilion for LAS Art Foundation. Alongside directing UNA / UNLESS, Giulia Foscari is a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and a board member of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MuVE) and of the Antarctic Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC). Giulia worked extensively with Rem Koolhaas (OMA/AMO) and collaborated with Zaha Hadid. She taught at Hong Kong University and the Architectural Association in London.



Giulia Foscari, Federica Sofia Zambeletti, Giulia Bergamo, Francesca Benetti Genolini , Eleonora Cappuccio, Niccolò Cesaris, Micaela dal Corso, Karol Czarzasty,  Elena Federica Del Prete, Hannah Demmin, Sonja Draskovic, Fabrizio Esposito, Alessandro Giovanni Gatti , Roland Henning, Joshua Labarraque, Barbara Materia, Giulio Marchetti, Enrico Manente, Antonella Mariani, Nikki Moffit, Ines Molinari, Elena Pollastrini, Francesca Pagliaro, Arianna Pesce , Olimpia Presutti, Daiana Ristanova, Silvia Sandor , Daniel Springer, Javier Santini , Ignazio Servetto, Luca Sopelsa , Alberto Spinella, Sabrina Syed, Olympia Simopoulou , Lloyd Sukgyo Lee, Daniela Terrin , Enza Zaccaria.


COLLABORATORS UNA collaborated with Costruzioni Edili Venezia, ESA Engineering, GAD Studio, Know How Production, Lisson Gallery, MTEC, OMA architecture, Sacaim SPA, TTE Strutture


UNA is always looking for new people to join our team.
If you want to  apply for a position at UNA, we invite you to send an email to with your CV and portfolio (max 5mb).


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