Luca Scacchetti was born in Milan in 1952. In 1975 he graduated in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. He has taught Architectural Composition in the same Polytechnic, since 1976. He has taught Architectural Planning at the Department of Architecture, European Institute of Design, Milan, since 1987. From 1990 to 1995 he was Director of the same school’s Department of Architecture. While holding this post he organized seminars and conferences on young Italian architecture, publishing the acts in the volume Architetti Italiani [Italian Architects] (Milan, Idea Books, 1994). He has taught Elements of Architecture and Town Planning at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, since 1993. He writes essays and articles on changes and developments in Milanese architectural language in the period between the two world wars, on the character of rural architecture in Lombardy and on relations between modernity and tradition, besides many articles and interventions on various topics concerning the history of architecture and planning methodology. He has also participated in many congresses and conferences in Italy, Europe, East Asia and the United States. His professional activity comprises the realization of many projects for public buildings meant to be houses or offices, both in Italy and abroad. He designs furnishing items, lighting and accessories for many leading Italian and European firms. Three monographs have been published on his work: "Luca Scacchetti - forme oggetti architetture 1975/1985" [Luca Scacchetti - forms, items and architectural models 1975/1985], edited by F. Moschini, Edizioni Kappa, Rome, 1986; "Walking in different ways", edited by V. Pasca, Edizioni Tecno, 1990 and "Luca Scacchetti - architetture" [Luca Sacchetti – architectural models], edited by Idea Books, Milan, 1991 with essays by E. Ambasz, R. Bofill, A. Cantafora, G. Motta, F. Moschini and P. Portoghesi.