Stefano Dal Piva studied at the IUAV Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia, the HUT Helsinki Institute of Tecnology and the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Vienna/ Austria. After graduating at the IUAV he moved to London to join Foreign Office Architects in 2006. Here he worked on the Olympic Park and Infrastructure commission for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Since joining ACME London as a Founding Director in 2007 Stefano has alternated early stages feasibility studies, successful design competitions and planning bids to the delivery of complex and fast paced projects. Notable completed projects include the ‘2010 House of the year’ Hunsett Mill and the multi award winning Victoria Gate regeneration project in Leeds opened in 2016.

Since 2022 Stefano alternates practice and academia having been invited to join INDA, the International Program in Design and Architecture within the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. At INDA Stefano teaches design studios and curates the international Design EXperimentation (DEX) workshops agenda.