Duccio Ferroni graduated in Architecture from the University of Florence in 1984. As a student, he started working at Paolo Fiori’s architecture firm as a junior partner in 1980. In that position he developed key roles in planning and architectural design, especially abroad (Lagos, Nigeria). He later completed his education at the IIT in Chicago in 1989.In the same year he joined Perkins and Will architecture firm where he further increased his interests in social and institutional projects, under the supervision of chief designer and partner, Ralph Johnson. While still in Chicago, he started his collaboration with the US-based Chilean architect Rodrigo del Canto, working on rehab projects for theaters, elementary schools, as well as private residences. In 1995, following his unyielding commitment for different opportunities and challenges, he moved to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to join Teknikaria architectural firm where he worked on large commercial and residential projects.
He returned to Europe in 1996 and started his own architecture firm, while teaching at the University of Florence as adjunct professor in architectural design. He has taught at Kent State University in Florence since 2008. He currently works between Italy and the US (Chicago) where he still maintains strong professional collaborations with Mozer & Associates. His work especially focuses on historical building preservation and restoration.