Bureau69 Architects

Studio di Architettura Catania

architecture studio

A flexible team to reassure the right resources to any type of project

Our work mainly focuses on crafted new houses, residential buildings, hospitality projects, interior design, and bespoke furniture.

bureau69 is an award-winning architecture office founded in 2003 in Sicily by Max Strano, a fully registered architect in Italy (CNA- Catania) and United Kingdom (RIBA -Royal Institue British Aarchitect). The studio collaborates and operates through a network of professionals in different countries with a focus on contemporary architecture, modern crafted interiors, and furniture design.

We specialise in high-end residential and hospitality projects where we bring an authentic and unique design for new buildings, renovations, and refurbishment projects. We also have considerable experience in renovation and reuse of historical buildings and in urban design projects. Some of our projects have been awarde and exhibited in various countries.

Studio di architettura Catania: New terrace house concept


Best Bespoke Furniture Design 2019

Innovation and Excellence Design 2019

Best Italian Interior Design Project 2018

British Home Awards 2018, Shortlisted



Innovative and excellence, 2020 

ArchMarathon Miami, 2020

Carrara Dawntawn, Italy, 2019

Best Bespoke Workplace, 2019

Platform 2018, Best Italian Interior Design Project

Sunday times 2018, British Home Awards 

Triennale Milan, 2018 

Novara, Italy, Castello Sforzesco, 2018



RIBA – Royal Institute British Architects (U.K.)

ARB – Architects Registration Board (U.K.)

CNA – Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti  (Italy) 

Architecture studios are the creative heart of the architectural community. They are where ideas are born, projects are developed, and dreams are realized.

In an architecture studio, architects work together to design and build beautiful and functional buildings. They use their skills and knowledge to create spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and meet the needs of their clients.

Architecture studios are a vital part of the built environment. They play a key role in shaping the way we live, work, and play.

Some of the world’s most iconic buildings were designed by architecture studios. These include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sydney Opera House, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Architecture studios are also important for the local community. They create jobs, generate economic activity, and promote innovation.

If you are interested in a career in architecture, an architecture studio is a great place to start. You will learn from experienced professionals and gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Architecture studios are creative spaces where architects come together to design and build beautiful and functional buildings. They are a vital part of the architectural community, and they play a key role in shaping the built environment.



The architect’s job is to give a client not what he wants but what he never dreamed that he wanted

Italian architect max strano/ architetto max strano

Max Strano graduated in Italy in Architecture and Planning (MArch), and he is a fully qualified architect registered in the U.K. at ARB (Architects Registration Board) and in Italy (OAPPCCT). He is also a Chartered RIBA Architect and a Passive House designer.

Max has built his professional career in different countries: Spain, Italy, Brazil, United Kingdom. He has acquired much experience in high-end residential projects working mainly as a freelance and self-employed Architect. The wide range of diverse experiences gave him a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of architectural and construction systems. Max is committed to high results and he is constantly updating in architecture and other areas of interest. He is interested in a totally sustainable and responsible approach to architecture and supports Passive House projects.

Max is a polyhedral and creative designer: in his career he has successfully participated, as a lead architect, in several international design competitions, achieving awards and honorable mentions.




At Bureau69  we prefer working with a holistic approach considering the design and feasibility of the project at each phase. Since the early stages, we have worked in close collaboration with planners, engineers, craftspeople, and contractors in order to deliver perfectly detailed projects, with the objective of complying with the highest standards in terms of quality (highest efficiency and performance) and durability (low maintenance costs).

Architecture studio


Steve is an architect with over thirty years of experience in Europe and Asia.  He has led the design of numerous projects, many won in international design competitions, whilst holding senior design positions at leading architecture firms Farrells, Gensler and Aukett Swanke. An international body of work includes residential, commercial, educational and transport buildings as well as urban masterplans. Steve has worked in UK and Asia with completed projects in UK, Hong Kong, Russia and Turkey.


Paul Tierney has over 15 years experience specialising in private housing, residential developments and educational work. He has designed some of West London’s most creative homes, and was the project architect on Notting Hill Prep Westway – the first school ever to be built under a motorway. Paul combines simple, elegant design with strong technical know-how. He is an expert in contract, planning and project-management. Paul is a member of the RIBA and ARB, and delighted to be an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme.

SAFBUILD Ltd  Contractor / Supplier

Safbuild Ltd is a distributor in the UK for high-end bespoke made-in-Italy products for fit-out (bespoke joinery, marble and natural stones, ceramic tiles, glass doors, sanitary ware, etc.), extremely innovative single room mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and many other outstanding products for indoor air quality and energy saving. Safbuild is based in London and trades in all the UK. The added value is our project management capability, the full customer assistance and the expertise in managing new projects and new challenges. All the materials are checked by us as soon as they are delivered on site in order to verify their full integrity and compliance.

Architecture studios are the beating heart of the architectural community. They are where ideas are born, projects are developed, and dreams are realized.


Architetto laureata in Italia e registrata all’esercizio della professione presso l’Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Catania.  Svolge da oltre venti anni attivita’ professionale nel campo della progettazione architettonica, occupandosi di nuove costruzioni residenziali, progettazione di interni e spazi commerciali.  Esercita con particolare attenzione alla ecosostenibilita’, con un forte credo nel recupero del suolo in ambito urbano e al contenimento della cementificazione in area agricola.

METROQUADRO IMMOBILIARE Agenzia Real Estate (www.mdueimmobiliare.it/)

Agenzia immobiliare operante nel territorio siciliano. Operiamo in collaborazione per la ricerca dell’immobile più ideoneo all’investimento.

SAFBUILD Ltd  Contractor / Fornitore

Safbuild Ltd è un distributore di prodotti su misura made in Italy di alta gamma per il fit-out (falegnameria su misura, marmi e pietre naturali, piastrelle di ceramica, porte in vetro, sanitari, ecc.), e sistemi di ventilazione estremamente innovativi con recupero di calore, oltre a tanti altri prodotti eccezionali per la qualità dell’aria interna e il risparmio energetico. Safbuild ha sede a in Italia e Regno Unito. Il valore aggiunto è la capacità di project management, la completa assistenza al cliente e la competenza nella gestione di nuovi progetti e nuove sfide. Tutti i materiali vengono da noi controllati appena consegnati in cantiere per verificarne la piena integrità e conformità.