Lucio Blandini

Managing Director & Partner, Werner Sobek; Director of ILEK, University of Stuttgart

Dr. Lucio Blandini studied structural engineering at the Universities of Catania and Bologna before moving to the University of Stuttgart. There he obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK). In this context, he developed and built the so-called Stuttgart Shell, a filigree glass-only shell structure spanning 8.5 m. After completing a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, he took up a position as a project manager at Werner Sobek. He has been a partner as well as managing director since 2018. Since April 2020 he has also been head of ILEK and a full-time professor at the University of Stuttgart. Lucio’s most important projects include the Ferrari Museum in Modena, various exhibition stands at the IAA, the Etihad Museum in Dubai, and the House of European History in Brussels.

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