Luca Ponsi
Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Architecture Field Studies Coordinator

M.Sc (Master of Science) in Architecture, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (AAM) - USI Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

Luca Ponsi is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Architecture Field Studies Coordinator at Syracuse University Florence - School of Architecture and co-founder of Studio Ponsi – Architettura e Design.

Born in San Francisco, and raised in Florence, he has worked in the United States, Switzerland, Portugal, and Italy. Ponsi worked in the office of Mark Mack Architects (2004-2005) in Los Angeles and collaborated with Moretti Costruzioni Spa (2009) in Italy. His office, Studio Ponsi, founded in 2008 with Andrea Ponsi, works on the mutual correspondences between different scales of design: urban design, architecture, interiors, furniture, and objects. His work has been published on Casabella, Arquitectura Viva, DesignBoom and IoArch. In 2013 his work was selected and exhibited at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, both in Florence and in Lisbon.

Ponsi taught Interior Design and Analytical Drawing at the Florence Institute of Design International (2010-2015). Since 2011 he has been teaching courses in Architectural Design, Analysis and Representation at Syracuse University Florence - School of Architecture, as well as covering the role of Architecture Field Studies Coordinator. He received his MSc.Arc (Master of Science in Architecture) degree from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland). During his studies, he was awarded a Fondazione Maletti Scholarship to study at AAM, and an Erasmus Programme grant to study at the Universidade Luisíada in Lisbon (Portugal). He is a licensed architect in Switzerland and Italy.

Buildings and Projects

  • Tuoro House, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Italy, 2022-pres, - under construction
  • Pereta House, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto, Italy, 2021-pres, - under construciton
  • Magliano Pool House, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto, Italy, 2022-pres, - under construction
  • Maremma House, Magliano in Toscana, Grosseto, Italy, 2013-2015 - built
  • Trasimeno House, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Italy 2021 – built
  • Vicino, più Vicino, Florence, Italy & Lisbon, Portugal, 2013 – exhibition design, built
  • Maison de l’Air, Geneve, Switzerland, 2012 – competition, unbuilt
  • Peterhof Golf Club, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2018 – competition, 2nd prize, unbuilt
  • Pully House, Pully, Switzerland, 2012 – unbuilt
  • Studio Ponsi Design, Florence, Italy, 2008-pres, - furniture and product design


  • Ponsi, Luca. “Studio Ponsi” Casabella Laboratorio Exhibition, Casabella Laboratorio, Milano, IT, September 2019 – October 2019
  • Ponsi, Luca. “Storia di T” Exhibition, Complesso di Montedomini, Firenze, IT, March 2019
  • Ponsi, Luca. “Seaside Acquapark” Tempodacqua – Biennale di Pisa, Exhibition, Arsenali Repubblicani, Pisa IT, November 2019 – December 2019
  • Ponsi, Luca. “Maremma House” Episodi di Architettura, Exhibition, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Firenze, IT, January 2019

Ponsi, Luca. “Vicino, più Vicino” Close-Closer, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze IT, Castel Sao Jorge, Lisboa, PT, October 2013 - November 2013

Grants and Awards

  • Erasmus Programme, Individual Grant, € 6,000, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007 to support studying at Universidades Lusíada in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Fondazione Agnese and Agostino Maletti, Individual Grant, CHF 8,000, Fall 2002 – Spring 2005 to support studying at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrision, Switzerland


Projects published on Magazines or Journals

  • Ponsi, Studio “Tra Terra e Mare”, author M. Bernasconi, Gap Casa, Issue 238 October 2021, pp. 32-41
  • Ponsi, Studio “Ein Streifzug Durchs Nachbarland”, author Lanzendorf,, Streifzug, Issue 14 Fall 2021, pp. 21
  • Ponsi, Studio “I Profili di LPP”, author P.Puglisi,, IoArch, Issue 93 May 2021, pp. 70-79
  • Ponsi, Studio “Povero Ma Bello”, author Dallai,, VilleGiardini, Issue 2 May 2021, pp. 80-97
  • Ponsi, Studio “Seaside Aquapark”, author Atelier(s) A.Femia AF517, Tempodacqua Atlas #10 – Biennale di Pisa, February 2021, pp. 14-15
  • Ponsi, Studio “Maremma House”, author Webb, Architect’s Houses, Princeton Architectural Press, April 2018, pp. 202-209
  • Ponsi, Studio “Casa in Maremma”, author M. Martin, Casabella, Issue 877 September 2017, pp. 14-19
  • Ponsi, Studio “Maremma House”, author Ingersoll, ArquitecturaViva online, January 2017
  • Ponsi, Luca, with O.Giorgi, G. D’Angelo, P. Gaeta, “Vicino, Più Vicino”, author Galilee, Close Closer – Lisbon Architecture Triennale, August 2013, pp. 193, 195
  • Ponsi, Luca, with O.Giorgi, G. D’Angelo, P. Gaeta, “Il Padiglione sdoppiato tra Lisbona e Firenze”, author Pegorin, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, October 2013

Chapters or Essays in Books

  • Ponsi, Luca. “Rifinito, o non finire il nonfinito”, Unfinished = Sul non finito, edited by L.Malfona, L.Giorgetti, S. .Ruszezewski, Pisa University Press, November 2022, pp. 30-37

Administration and Service


  • Architecture Field Studies Coordinator, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy, 2016-pres


  • Polit(t)ico Research Lab, Pisa, Italy, 2019-pres