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The Founders: Lukas Rungger & Stefan Rier

Lukas and Stefan met while working as project architects with the renowned architect and designer Matteo Thun in Milan, being responsible for a series of challenging projects in the field of tourism, modern living and contemporary workplaces. Before joining forces to found noa* back home in Bozen/Bolzano in 2010, both Lukas and Stefan improved their skills and finetuned their work-ethos during a decade of work experiences both locally and abroad. They gained particularly diverse cultural and social influences from living and working for many years in New York, London, Berlin, Milan, Ferrara and Graz...which until present remains a crucial influence and input on their recent designs.
... 10 years ago we established ourselves in Bolzano founding noa*, deliberately conceived as a " network " as this truly reflects the spirit of our work , the way we think and live.
(Lukas Rungger)
Lukas Rungger  (* 1977) graduated in architecture from Technical University Graz (AT) and after additional studies in Brussels (BE) he worked first as architect with Prof. Hans Gangoly in Graz (AT), then with Softroom Architects in London (UK) and finally in Milan (IT) with Matteo Thun. After having gained his diploma in New York City (USA) followed by his professional qualification as architect from IUAV Venezia (IT), Lukas has been extensively involved in a wide range of projects mainly in the field of masterplanning, housing, hotels and interior architecture of bars and restaurants. He was a member of the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architecture and is now a member of the Architectural Chamber of Bozen/Bolzano.
Stefan Rier (born 1979) graduated in interior design from Centro Studi „Andrea Palladio“ Verona (Italy) and in architecture from Technical University Ferrara (Italy). He worked first as architect and project leader with Arch. Demetz, and then moved to Bergamo (Italy) to work with Prof. Massimiliano Mandarini and finally in Milan (Italy) with Matteo Thun. He received his professional qualification as interior designer and architect from Universita di Genova. Stefan has been focusing on a series of projects from sustainable housing to hotels, extending to interiors, landscaping and bespoke furniture design. He is now a member of the Architectural Chamber of Bozen/Bolzano.