About

Quinzii Terna Architecture is an architecture office based in Milan, founded in 2012 and led by Chiara Quinzii and Diego Terna. 

It practices architecture, urbanism and research in a national and international context, working in a wide range of projects, supported by publishing, criticism and didactics. Its activity develops through commissions, competitions, publications and workshops.

In its years of activity, QTA won several international awards and lectured worldwide.

Among Quinzii Terna Architecture clients there are Fondazione Società UmanitariaSocietà Edificatrice Abitazioni OperaieBip (Business Integration Partners), Politecnico of Milan, State Street BankComune di MilanoNABADomus Academy, C3 Publishing Co, Gielissen, Fondazione Stelline, Stichting World Expo Milaan 2015, CCL – Consorzio Cooperative Lavoratori.

Chiara Quinzii (1979) graduated at Milan Polytechnic in 2004 with the thesis project Milan apart. She worked for several international firms, such as Boeri Studio in Milan and MVRDV in Rotterdam.

In 2012 she founded, together with Diego Terna, the Quinzii Terna Architecture practice.

Beside participating to many international competitions and working on projects at urban and architectural scale, she dedicates to teaching collaborating with the Milan Polytechnic as tutor in the architectural and urban design workshop and in the construction workshop, as well as collaborating with Domus Academy (Laureate International Universities Network) as project leader and lecturer in the Urban vision and architectural design Master and Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

She collaborates with some architectural magazines (Arch’it, PressTletter, C3 Magazine) publishing essays and photographs.

She curates the blog DomestiCity.

Diego Terna (1979) graduated in architecture at Milan Polytechnic in 2004 and worked in the offices of Stefano Boeri and Italo Rota.

In 2012 he founded, together with Chiara Quinzii, the Quinzii Terna Architecture practice. He has made critical contributions to various national and international magazines (C3 Magazine, Abitare, Compasses, Klat, Arch’it) and edits several architecture websites (Gli Stati Generali, Linkiesta, PressTletter, The ArchHive). He taught at Milan Polytechnic, in the Architectural Design and Urban-planning workshops, as well as collaborating with IUAV in Venice, University of Milan, Domus Academy, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, UDLA in Quito, ULatina in San Josè, Universidad Interamericana de Panamà and East China Normal University in Shanghai.

He collaborates with NABA, in Milan, in the Laureate International University Certificate Program in Design of Products and Interiors.

He has his own personal blog entitled L’architettura immaginata and he’s a contributor in the platform Gli Stati Generali.

QTA collaborators (since 2012)

Milica Alempic
Marco Belloni
Daniele Bonetti
Fabio Casirati
Milica Cudic
Roberta Fiorentino
Oyuki Manidi
Dragana Mikavica
Giovanni Saputo
Enisa Selmanaj
Cris Skenderi
Eda Irmak Tureyyen