What we do

One Works pulls it all together; combining architecture infrastructure and urban engineering our work turns visions into reality. Most of our projects deal with crowded spaces that host millions of people a year; their design implies extensive knowledge of the physical, historical, social, functional and environmental context.


What We Believe In

We have learned, and continue to believe, design to be the tool, which not only draws all contributions together but which clearly and constantly operates to keep in focus the urban conditions that we shape. Design output, the means and the goal of our work, demand challenges day after day in the real world. We spend a lot of time asking questions in order to find answers to understandings and misbeliefs, potentials and risks, aspirations and indifferences, and assets and liabilities for clients, stakeholders and the public at large. No design solution exists without compromise, no project exists without a vision, and no vision becomes true without a proposal.


How We Do It

Our work continues because of how we work. Through 20 years of professional practice and mutual experiences with partners, associates and consultants, our collaborative approach to projects focuses on client’s expectations. During every phase, the design team works hard to build enriching relationships through an extensive range of city planning, urban design, architectural and infrastructure services from start to finish-


Who Does It

One Works is present in five strategic locations, three historical offices in Italy (Milan, Rome, and Venice) together with the London and Dubai offices (and relative subsidiary locations Doha, Qatar and Riyadh, KSA). Our staff of more than 150 architects, designers, planners and engineers, BIM specialists, grouped together according to the particular requisites of every assignment, permit a constant yet flexible performance meeting today’s business development needs.



One Works is a name for a long lasting professional partnership of architects, planners and engineers, gathered around Leonardo Cavalli and Giulio De Carli, who in 2007 decided to set up a new company office located in the midst of Milan’s Brera District. With the significant team networking of the affiliated offices, seven-years later, One Works has the credentials, for identifying issues and recommending solutions concerning transport infrastructures and real estate development. Currently hosting a 70 member staff, the Milan office acts as the central station for wide-ranging consulting operations including master planning, demand analysis, functional design, engineering, urban design and architecture.



Our professional practice is bound to the Venetian Lagoon since the very beginning. With 40 professionals, it is One Works’ engineering seat. The on hand expertise in structural design, as well as roads and airport facilities (runways, aprons, terminal, accessibility roads and parking and aeronautical studies) have repeatedly brought callings from major national and international companies. The office plays an important role for One Works’ commissions not only as site supervision coordinator but also for estimate and surveying services and bid for tenders, in close collaboration with each specific market sector.



Imperative for One works’ operational forces on a national scale is the third Italian office based in the Capital city. Reaching almost 15 years of experience in civil aviation One Works carries on services, which cover regulation and regulatory compliance, matched with operational consultancy. Commissions, assigned by airport management companies and other operators, are of a regulatory problem solving nature arising mainly from concessions with the Civil Aviation Authority and with the competent ministries. One Works’ expertise also permits specialized consultancy and airside operations advisory.



One Works DMCC, founded in 2010, represents One Works’ interests and coordinates its operations in the MENA Region and Southeast Asia. Since then the 10-member office has successfully secured a number of high profile projects and established the company’s subsidiary offices in Doha, Qatar and Riyadh, KSA. Led by Anwar Mohamed, managing partner and regional director, the Dubai team’s competencies in program and project management seamlessly integrates with our Italian design offices to deliver high quality services to our clients. This formula has enabled the company to quickly penetrate the market and expand its operations across the region. 



In October 2015, One Works established operations in the UK. Our office located in Fitzrovia London in the heart of one of the most innovative and creative urban environments in the world. Led by Gerardo Puente, Managing Partner, our London office has the strategic mission of consolidating One Works as a truly multidisciplinary and global practice, as well as strengthening our offer of urban development strategy, masterplanning, urban design and landscape services not only in the UK but also worldwide.