Mario Cucinella is one of the most recognized Architects in Italy, Founder of Building Green Futures (BGF), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development through green architecture and urban regeneration. The flagship project of BGFistheKuwait School in Gaza, developed in partnership with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Further to this, since2014, Cucinella has worked with Architect and ‘ItalianSenatorforlife’ Renzo Piano on the G124 project for the recovery of the suburbs in Italy.
In 2015, Cucinella founded SOS – the School of Sustainability – a multi-disciplinary post-graduate program in Bologna. SOS is an integrated education, practice and research experience intended to build a culture of sustainability
The impact and significance of his work –both environmental and social – as an architect and educator have been recognized worldwide and most recently (2017) with an Honorary Fellowship Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and by the Royal Institute of British architects(RIBA) who bestowed upon him their prestigious International Fellowship (2016).
In 2018, he was the Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 with “Arcipelago Italia” an exhibition project bringing the interior territories of Italy to the fore.
Among many other academic activities, he was the Director of the PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) Scientific Committee, in Bologna