Luca Cattaneo was born in Varese (Italy).
He studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and Universität Dortmund Fakultät Bauwesen (Germany).
His professional career began in Germany with a young growing architect’s studio (ARCHITEKTURBÜRO KFD) where he worked before and after graduation (1998). Luca chose the Dissertation subject “City Library of Dortmund”, under the supervision of MAX DUDLER. Luca also served as assistant professor of Architecture Planning at Politecnico di Milano.
He participated to International Competitions and building projects at GIANCARLO DE CARLO studio in Milan.
He spent two years in Paris working for ADP ‒ Aéroports de Paris led by architect PAUL ANDREU on the renewal of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle-Terminal 1.
In 2004 he started his own architecture practice (residential, interiors, showrooms-shops, exposition areas, fair stands, offices buildings, public buildings, major sports events), while simultaneously working as a free-lance consultant for various architects studios and societies.
He has been a consultant for BLAST s.r.l. in Milan on the completion of different buildings at JEAN NOUVEL’s “Kilometrorosso” in Bergamo and other projects in Italy and Europe.
He has worked as a consultant for GL EVENTS on different Major Sports Events: Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies, Hong Kong Test Events 2007, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 2009 13th FINA World Championship, Internazionali d’Italia Roma ATP Tour 2009, FIFA Confederation Cup 2009 South Africa, FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi, AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar, African Cup of Nations 2012 in Gabon and London Olympic Games 2012. He collaborated with DOMINIQUE GRENIER ARCHITECTURE, Geneva based architects’ studio.
He is partner of QIIP overlay design agency based in Zürich and IKADA based in Lyon, working recently on the Sion Winter Olympics Candidacy 2026.
He callobarotaed with GL EVENTS on the project Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta-Palembang.
He is registered as member of the French Architects Associations.