andrea carignani naval architect yacht design

Andrea Carignani – naval architect & yacht designer

I’m an architect and yacht designer specialized in exteriors and interiors currently based in Viareggio, Italy, but looking for the next step in my career – wherever in the world that may be.

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My design philosophy is distinctly clean and deceptively simple. 

Work Experience

Surveyor, Architect & Yacht Designer 2008-Present

Sole Giuseppe: Naval Architecture, Design & Supervision – Viareggio, Italy

  • Conceptualized and hand-sketched the exterior of new yacht projects
  • Developed and designed concept yacht models using Rhinoceros 4.0 
  • Created 3D models and renderings of existing yachts using Rhinoceros and V-ray, completed desired modifications
  • Made 3D models of mechanical devices in order to correct or renew original design flaws
  • Managed small-scale model creation
  • Assisted engineers with oversight and made designs for new builds and refits

Freelance Architectural Designer 2006 – Present

  • Converted digital CAD designs of yachts to 3D models using Rhino. 
  • Used 3D models to troubleshoot original design flaws and make appropriate modifications and photo match.
  • Designed interior furnishing for commercial use (see showroom at:

Architectural Assistant 2006 – 2008

John W. Werntz Architect, Inc. – South Bend, Indiana

  • Converted hard-copy drawings of commercial buildings to digital designs using CAD
  • Consulted to find cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing solutions for commercial projects
  • Surveyed existing buildings and adjusted digital plans

Teaching Experience 

Instructor of 3D digital modelling 2016 – Present

The University of Florence

  • introductory course on Rhinoceros 5.0 and Grasshopper plug-in

Professional Licenses

Surveyor since 2004

Architect since 2011


Post Graduate Specialization 2010

Instituto Nautico, Viareggio, Italy

Concentration: Naval construction, refitting and maintenance 

Bachelor’s Degree 2010

University of Florence, Italy

Major: Architecture

Thesis: Refit of a fishing boat to off-shore yacht assistance boat/pleasure craft. 

Study Abroad 2004-2005

Ecole Polytecnique de Mons, Belgium   

Concentration: Engineering, Architecture & Design

Full scholarship through Erasmus

Diploma 1999

Lazzeri Technical Institute, Pietrasanta, Italy              

Specialization: Surveying & Architecture

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