Cristiano Luchetti holds a Master of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University and a Laurea in Architettura from Universita’ D’Annunzio, Chieti. He is a registered architect with vast experience in leading the design of large scale projects in residential, commercial, and hospitality sectors in Europe, China, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

He gained over 15 years of experience in teaching architecture for several European and North American Universities. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah, UAE, where he teaches architectural/urban design, professional practice, and drawing courses.

Cristiano was one of the founders of Laboratorio Architettura Nomade, a no-profit association founded in 2004 for the research and diffusion of art and architecture.

As a critic, he regularly writes about the architecture and urban development of the Middle East. He often serves a juror for reviews, international competitions, and architectural awards. Cristiano co-curated the Egyptian pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Venice Biennale. The pavilion was shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2018 Display Built Projects category and won the Honor Award at Cairo Design Award 2018