Franzolini Architects


FR-A is an European architecture firm with offices located in London and Milan. We believe that great architecture and cities must simply improve the quality of living and we engage with passion in all dimensions of urban, architectural, and product design.


Our projects are the result of a comprehensive approach: from the creative concept to bespoke detailing, from the management of schedules and budgets to the execution of technically perfect buildings and objects. This is how we deliver quality across sectors and create long-lasting relationships with both our clients and professional partners.



Prior to the creation of FR-A, Enrico Franzolini has established himself as an architect with a coherent professional career spanning more than thirty years. The work ranges from retail complexes, to office buildings, private houses and interiors and shares a consistent design methodology and integrity. Many of his projects have been built, published and granted awards. As an industrial designer, he has collaborated over the years with many of the most prestigious manufacturers in the furniture industry such as Alias, Cappellini, Foscarini, Knoll International, Moroso.



FR-A picks up on the trajectory of the earlier studio, whilst incorporating new ways of understanding architecture on the part of the younger members of the team in a richer, more varied and more flexible way of approaching projects. The creation of this new platform will attempt to confront the economic, environmental and social challenges facing the architecture of the new millennium while being rooted and expanding the values of the modern European architectural culture the studio adheres to. Our team is committed to a research based approach, which is cultivated trough both academic work and participation in international competitions.

Tommaso Franzolini


A visionary architect and strategic leader passionate about integrating cutting-edge technological infrastructure with environmental and urban regeneration. Having covered leadership positions within top global architectural firms, he founded FR-A in 2022 to spearhead an innovative design practice focused on mission-critical facilities, urban mixed-use redevelopment, and the latest city research. Committed to driving excellence in client service and sustainable design principles.



FR-A is a practice registered in Italy and the UK with a broad understanding of local cultural, technical and legal issues. This expertise is increasingly expanding across Europe and the middle-east through a wide network of associated partners covering multiple disciplines and facilitating the internationalization of the work of the office. Whether as lead consultants or as architects within wider teams, we believe in the power of collective intelligence and teamwork throughout the whole design and construction process. We aspire at a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving by combining contemporary urban ideas and digital design technologies with a deep understanding of local cultures.