Publisher and Managing Editor,
THE PLAN & THE PLAN EDITIONS
In 2001, Nicola Leonardi dall’Occa dell’Orso, engineer, along with his wife Carlotta Zucchini, founded THE PLAN, today one of the most authoritative architecture and design journals on the international scene. THE PLAN publishes 8 issues a year and is distributed in more than 60 countries, as well as the highly successful www.theplan.it, with over 3 million unique visitors every year. In 2003 THE PLAN EDITIONS was set up to gear the publication of special volumes and monographs on architecture and design. In 2008, Nicola founded another annual periodical, THE PLAN - URBAN DEVELOPMENT: its first edition - UD01 - came out as a special issue of THE PLAN, focusing on large ongoing international urban development schemes and the attendant real estate. In 2010 Nicola launched the international architecture forum PERSPECTIVE, a privileged platform for new business relations. PERSPECTIVE is an annual venture, which has become an important and unique forum for the architecture, real estate and construction world. PERSPECTIVE is held in Venice, Italy for the European market and in New York for the American market. Nicola has lectured widely and been an invited speaker at many conferences and architecture faculties both in Italy and abroad. He has chaired numerous events concerned with architecture. Advisor to Milan’s Triennale Foundation for its “Italian Architecture Gold Medal” award, Nicola has also served on the juries of several Italian and international awards, such as the World Architecture Festival Award, ’Ecole Special d’Architecture Award, ’Energy Performance + Architecture Award and the Leading European Architects Forum Award. Today Nicola is Publisher and Managing Editor of THE PLAN and Publisher of THE PLAN EDITIONS. The Plan offers its services as media partners to many architectural events and is working with WAF once again this year.