Registered engineer and architect; member of the Italian Association of Building and Environmental Engineers and the Architects Registration Board of London, UK. He studied Building and Civil Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) where he graduated Cum Laude, followed by studies in Architecture and Urban Design at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland (Aalto University), at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and at the Design Research Laboratory (DRL) of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where in 2000 he received his MArchAA - Master of Architecture and Urbanism (tutors Brett Steel, Patrik Schumacher, Tom Verebes).
For many years Luca Peralta has worked as a designer and consultant on important award winning projects such as the MAXXI - National Museum of Arts of XXI Century in Rome, Italy and Betile – Mediterranean Museum of Cagliari, Italy; in both cases as a member of Zaha Hadid's design team (Pritzler Prize 2004). He also worked on the Convention Center EUR in Rome, Italy as a member of Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto's design team, the Camarillo Campus Master Plan for UCLA University of California with Norman Foster & Partners (Pritzler Prize 1999), Giorgio Armani's flagship store on Brompton Road in London, UK as site supervisor, several Prada Fashion Stores around the world as a design consultant, and in several large size public projects as a consultant for the control/verification/validation team at "Ital-Socotec spa".
In 2003 Peralta founded “Luca Peralta Studio – Design and Consulting”, a practice specialized in the design of public and private architecture, interior design, and urban and landscape design with a specific interest in experimentation and application of environmentally sensitive technologies. The studio has an internal staff of architects and engineers and, along with a network of important consultants and collaborators in Italy and abroad, has successfully collaborated on many projects.
Peralta’s projects have received many important acknowledgments, prizes and international awards:
- Shortlisted, LEAF Award, category Future Project under-construction, London, UK (2016);
- 1st prize, AR Future Projects Award, category Old & New, MIPIM, Cannes, France (2014);
- 1st prize, International Competition "Renewal of Tower Tintoretto" Brescia, Italy (2013);
- Honorable Mention, Premio Paesaggio Consiglio Europa, Public Park in Vicovaro, Italy (2013);
- Premio Ri.U.So 01 "Riqualificazione Urbana Sostenibile" FestArch 2012, Perugia, Italy (2012);
- 1st prize, International Competition "Red Rocks Arbatax Waterfront" Tortolì, Italy (2011);
- Honorable Mention, "MEIS - Jewish Museum" MIBAC Emilia Romagna, Ferrara, Italy (2011);
- Shortlisted, "Premio romArchitettura 4", INARCH Lazio, Public space intervention, Italy (2010);
- Shortlisted, WAN AWARD Education 2010, Kindergarden in Bisceglie, London, UK (2010);
- 1st prize, Qualità Italia “Kindergarten school and Public square”, Bisceglie, Bari, Italy (2009);
- Honorable Mention, "Restoration/Re-use of Villa Delfico" Montesilvano, Pescara, Italy (2009);
- 3rd prize, "Renewable energies for the residential buildings of Ater Latina" Latina, Italy (2009);
- 2nd prize, Qualità Italia “Public Library-Pasquale Albino”, Campobasso, Italy (2008);
- 1st prize, “Museum of Nuragic and Contemporary Arts” with Zaha Hadid, Cagliari, Italy (2006);
- honorable mention, Europan 8 “European Urbanity and Strategic Projects” Cagliari, Italy (2006);
- 2nd prize, “Effezeta Design Award for new talents”, Udine, Italy (2004);
- 1st prize “The Cultural Center of Cinisello Balsamo” with Do_It Architetti, Milan, Italy (2001);
- 1st prize, Infrastructures and Transport for the XXI century” AIPCR, Italy (1999);
- 1st prize, “High-rise Building International Workshop” Delft, The Netherlands (1998);
- 2nd prize, “Elevators in a new light” Kone, Helsinki, Finland (1997);
Interested in research and didactic activity within the profession, Peralta has collaborated with many prestigious international institutions and universities including the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, University of Sassari, Cornell University, Iowa State University, Waterloo University, Washington University, North Eastern University, and was the lead instructor at Penn State University’s Rome Department of Landscape Architecture for 7 years, teaching urban design.