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About the Studio

Iolanda Fortunato Design Studio is a creative architectural and interior design firm specialised in delivering personal and innovative design solutions, working closely with clients. 

Each project is developed carefully blending all the disciplines involved in the design, in order to achieve an harmonious, functional and successful result. 


Small and large projects are all seen as a unique challenge to create something special.

The practice was established by Iolanda Fortunato in 2014. Iolanda has experience in some of the most prestigious international architectural practices, including Foster+PartnersGreig + Stephenson, and Kelly Hoppen Interiors, one of the most celebrated interior designers in the world.


Iolanda Fortunato

RIBA  Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects - 072701F
ARB    Member of the Architects Registration Board - 070486E

iolanda fortunato  is also a licensed architect in  Italy

Iolanda studied architecture at Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, graduating in 2002,


In 2004 she founded the first Masters of Science in Lighting Design in Italy. After her graduation she spent 2 years in Rome, collaborating with some of the most important lighting design studios, like Annunziata & Terzi and Fabertechnica.


In 2004 Iolanda moved to London and took up a position with a prestigious architectural firm specialised in luxury residential design and worked on the design of two superluxury private residential estates in Russia and in the Caribbean.

In 2005 she joined Greig and Stephenson studio, where she worked with major developers such as ING, as well as with institutional property funds and private clients. Projects included retail and mixed use developments, high end residential, like the 8 luxury penthouses  in London Bridge.

In 2008 Iolanda joined Foster + Partners, and she was promoted Associate in 2012. She was responsible for the architectural design coordination of Masdar Institute residential buildings, which is the first part of the wider Masdar City Masterplan, the first zero waste and zero carbon city in the world to be realised.


Iolanda next worked on the Maljevik Bay Resort in Montenegro and was responsible for the design of 25 two-storey villas. She also coordinated a large masterplan in Australia, the Perth Racecourse Development, a massive mixed-use development, and was responsible for the detail design of the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai, that includes offices, exhibition space and commercial.


From 2011 to 2013 she worked on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi and she was responsible for the design coordination of all the interiors.

In 2014 Iolanda founded her own practice Iolanda Fortunato Design Studio. 

She  collaborated with the prestigious luxury residential interior design firm, Kelly Hoppen Interiors, and she is a columnist for Luce&Design, a renowned magazine, specialized in lighting design.


© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Masdar City

© Foster + Partners

Zayed National Museum

Greig and Stephenson Architects

Park Street building

© Foster + Partners

Perth Racecourse Development

I collaborate with internationally renowned professionals, whose skills and competences bring excellence to the projects...

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