Culture and development

Balancing historical preservation with economic development is critical in cultural heritage projects. We navigate this “conflict” by leveraging our extensive experience in various settings, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Our projects have spanned from the Charterhouse of San Lorenzo at Padula, Italy, to the cultural landscapes of Niger, the historic Medina of Fez in Morocco, the Walled City of Lahore in Pakistan, the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Pharaonic Temples in Upper Egypt, the sacred city of Kandy in Sri Lanka, the historic centres of Berat in Albania and Bethlehem in Palestine.

Our services

Policies, strategic plans and action programmes
Historical investigations, context studies, socio-economic analyses
Topographic and architectural surveys
Digital mapping, thematic mapping, GIS
Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
Design of restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use projects
Site presentation, interpretation and signage systems
Graphic design and visual communications

Key projects

Heritage trails in the Medina of Fez


Kigali Cultural Village


Preservation and development of Douala’s cultural heritage


  • Italy. Restoration of the ancient Castle of Monteverde (preliminary study) (Ministry of Culture, 1995)
  • Niger. A study concerning the preservation and improvement of the cultural heritage of Niger (European Commission, 1995-1996)
  • Italy. Restoration of the ancient tower of Valva (Ministry of Culture, 1994-1995)
  • Italy. Studies and projects for the «Certosa of San Lorenzo» in Padula (Ministry of Culture, 1984-1995)
  • Italy. Restoration of the Royal palace of Capodimonte in Naples (Ministry of Culture, 1993-1994)
  • Italy. Adaptive re-use of the «Kursaal Margherita» theatre in Bari (Fratelli Dioguardi SpA, 1992)
  • Italy. Survey of the mosaic paving of the cathedral (Duomo) in Salerno (Ministry of Culture, 1988)