Architect & Designer. Partner in the San Francisco office of Pentagram
Conference: From House to Home
Born in Ravello, Apicella studied architecture at the University of Nottingham, Canterbury College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. On graduating top of his year in 1981 he joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as assistant designer for the 70-storey Allied Bank Plaza Building in Houston, Texas (now Wells Fargo Plaza). He subsequently worked with Piers Gough at CZWG architects on alternatives to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe‘s Mansion House Square, London, and on international architecture, design and exhibition projects for communications agency Imagination. Apicella has chaired numerous Royal Institute of British Architects awards, UK Civic Trust awards and design competitions juries, including the AIA awards for Southern California in San Diego, the World Architecture Festival Awards, and the Inside Festival Awards in Barcelona. He has presented his work at lectures and conferences internationally, has been a visiting lecturer at schools of architecture in the UK and US, and has acted as an External Examiner for the Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University and the School of Design at UCE Birmingham, and a Course Validator at the Royal College of Art in the UK.