Ruffo Wolf

Visions: our projects aim to deliver spatial experiences, perceptions, and functionalities that are consistently intriguing and innovative. Each building has the potential to evoke emotions, while every space can deliver extraordinary impressions. Functionality is at the core of our projects, addressing the practical needs of its users while evoking fresh emotions and interests.

A building should inspire curiosity with every encounter. Our primary endeavor is to harmonize diverse inputs, needs, resources, ideas, and constraints, seamlessly converging them towards the singular goal of realization. Our projects seek to amplify the potential of the context and meet the unique needs of our clients. The architect's personality is a dynamic force, making space for the ever-growing synergy between the beauty and functionality of architecture. Architecture is a collective undertaking: our projects are not limited to a select few but are designed to bring value to the entire physical and social context in which they reside. The initiation of each project represents a "ground zero" free from preconceptions. Approaching reality with fresh eyes allows us to discover original and unpredictable solutions.



Born in Trento in 1966, Ruffo Wolf is an architect with a rich and diverse background. His educational journey took him to the IUAV in Venice, where he not only studied architecture but also actively contributed to the realm of education. In fact, from 2002 to 2015, he served as an assistant and later as a distinguished professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, focusing on architectural and urban design. He delivered lectures and conferences at prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Venice, Innsbruck University of Technology, and Tongji University in Shanghai.


As the founder and principal of RWA_RUFFO WOLF ARCHITECTS, he has established a presence in three vibrant cities: Rovereto, Milan, and Vienna. Moreover, he is a Chartered Member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects - UK), a member of ARB (Architects Registration Board - UK), and a registered professional with the Order of Architects of Trento.
Ruffo's architectural footprint extends across borders, covering Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Qatar, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Vanuatu, and Zambia. Notable among his projects is the design of over 60 GIORGIO ARMANI shops worldwide from 2012 to 2015. Recent highlights include the innovative headquarters for PASTIFICIO FELICETTI in Val di Fiemme, VALMORA Mineral Waters in Turin, and FLIS Biscuits in Warsaw.
In 2023, Ruffo Wolf earned recognition through Architettura21 and the FFG (Austrian Agency for the Promotion of Research) for an "Impact Innovation" project, focusing on the revitalization of a 1980s building in Vienna.


Ruffo Wolf published several works, including "Sequenze – Architetture" (Alinea, Florence 2002) and "RWA_WIP – Citogenesi e altri progetti" (List/Actar, Rome/Barcelona, 2007).
Beyond his individual achievements, Ruffo is a founding member of SINERGIE, a dynamic Interprofessional Group based in Trentino. Finally, he holds a diploma in music.