The Office


MRZ ARCHITECTS is the office of architectural and interior design founded by Francesco Marzocca. Its activity ranges from brand concept and retail design to architectural design for offices, public spaces and private residences.

With experience gained in international field and collaborations with European partners, from its headquarters in Florence, the office follows projects in Italy and abroad, offering the customer a tailor-made service, with customized solutions that enhance the features of each project.

The office peculiarity is an essential and bright style constantly focused on details, choice of materials and finishes. Its projects nicely integrate with space organization, interpreting aesthetic and functional needs in the best way.

MRZ ARCHITECTS designed shops, boutiques and showrooms for many international brands in Italy, Europe, USA and Middle East, from Rodeo Drive, the Dubai Mall, and all over the world in the major shopping capitals such as Milan, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Marrakech, Berlin, St. Petersbur, Moscow, Doha, Florence, Prague, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and many others. Furthermore the office projected outlets, stands and fairs like Bread & Butter in Barcelona and Berlin, and Pitti Uomo in Florence.

Francesco Marzocca - Chiara Imperatori

Francesco Marzocca was born in Siena, graduated at the Architecture University of Florence. His career includes several activities and interests ranging from architectural design, urban planning, restoration, design and the teaching. Among the most important the collaborations with De Longhi S.p.A. for the design of small appliances for the kitchen , the new masterplan of the town of Volterra, the investigations nondestructive testing (NDT) on wooden structures of the municipality building roof in Modena and its renovation. He collaborated in the teaching of some university courses at the University of Architecture in Florence and at the University of Industrial Design in Florence. His professional career has the honor of important collaborations including the one with the Claudio Nardi Architects where he develops the tendency towards the world of retail and fashion. For about ten years, as a co-founder and Partner of GAA, has honed his skills working for various international fashion brands.  In 2015, togheter with architects, designers and engeneers, he founded MRZarchitetti. They began collaborating with new many luxury fashion brands like Dsquared2, Zanellato, Tatras, and many others. In 14 years of activity he contributed to the affirmation of retail design brands as Guess, Liu Jo, Seven for All Mankind, Roy Rogers, Manila Grace, Gaudì, Almagores, Rifle, realizing projects, offices, showrooms and boutique worldwide. From 2016 they began the collaboration with the AS Roma Football Team and design the new store concept.

Chiara Imperatori was born in Rome and she graduated with laude of Architecture at the University of Roma TRE in Rome.  She started her experience in 2000 at Rotella & Partners in Rome, working on indoor design projects such as Pitti Uomo, corners for Companies as Telecom and Tombolini, and improving the image and branding coordination for several banks including Monte Paschi di Siena. In 2002 she moved to Milan, starting a collaboration with Florulli Studio where she gained experience in commercial and retail projects such as Nautica Shops. In 2003, starting a collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna Group as Architect and Project Manager for 4 years, she was in charge of developing their Boutique worldwide, including the project management of Zegna Sport and Ermenegildo Zegna Outlet, Agnona, from design to realization. In 2006 was in charge for a new design project of a Boutique Hotel in Latina, Fogliano hotel. In 2007 Dquared2 SPA invited her to join their team as Project Manager and head of Project Development office. She was there for 10 years and was in charge of developing their Boutiques worldwide, Acting as PM for the new office building and private fashion house, offices, showroom, restaurant, gym and spa. This work allowed her to gaining experience not only in quality and cost control, but also acting as a liaison between all parties involved in order to reach the best solutions.  Strict adherence to budgets, contracts and deadlines was always a priority. In 2018 she joined MRZarchittetti as Partner.