Click to play a collection reel of digital media work intersecting design and extended realities.

Alessio Grancini is an architectural designer originally from Italy, based in the city of Los Angeles. His practice operates between app development, design and interactive media.

He shares with his thesis collaborator Runze Zhang achievements as the Gehry Prize 2019 for the best Master Graduate thesis at SCI-Arc, best app for Architecture Engineering and Construction at the USC Creatingreality Hackathon ‘18. and the Best AR app for Art and Entertainment at the MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon 2019. Alessio joined the Advanced Technology department at Morphosis Architects in October ‘18 providing technical support in the making of “Interfaces'‘ , AR application featuring the Morphosis Installation at the Milan Design Week 2019 for Dassault Systemes under the supervision of Kerenza Harris, Director of Technology at Morphosis.

In January 2019 Alessio founds “Doorwi” together with Runze, UCLA student Francesco Colonnese and SCI-Arc Grad Student Natou Fall. Through Doorwi, Alessio is improving his thesis project in order to build a complete mobile app AR game and experimenting the most updated XR templates.

Alessio’s fondness for technology applied to design comes from the innate enthusiasm for cinematic arts as animation, VFX and sound production.  

Download CV


Press - Talks - Media

AIA Los Angeles - XR immersive experience in architecture

Shangai Digital Futures 2019

Dassault Systemes : New Generation of Problem Solvers

Dassault Systemes : The Age of Experience

Dassault Systemes : Milan Design Week - HUMAN

LA Forum : Almost Architecture


Architecture & Design Museum : Guest Curator Program

3 Ways Exhibition


Mapbox Locate / Augmented Reality World Exhibition

Mars City Design for NASA exhibit

Sim Cinema - FloatLand

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Gehry Prize Winners

Wechat Interview

Spin Room with Namick Mackic