Francesco Axel Pio Romio


Hi! I am Francesco and I am a Licensed Architect | Space Architect: my master’s degree thesis researched long term human colonies in the lava tubes of Mars, with the creation of a new landscape through the utilisation of Martian resources and the study of Earth’s vernacular and modern technologies, which I have recently discussed at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2022) and at the 4th International Planetary Caves Conference (4th IPCC 2023).

After graduation in November 2021, I was selected for YACademy high level training course “Architecture for Humanity” which regarded vernacular architecture, architecture for extreme environments, inclusive and sustainable architecture, emergency architecture with lecturers and partners such as Keré Architecture, Foster + Partners, TAM associati, Anupama Kundoo, IOM-UN Migration, UN-Habitat, and more. The course also comprised a workshop along with NYC planning department and Bjarke Ingels Group.

At the moment, I am pursuing a PhD at the University of Ferrara focusing on Space Architecture and working as Academy Researcher at YACademy. I have also volunteered as Project Co-manager and researcher at Project Safe Refuge, an international initiative of architects and I write for the newspaper

About myself, I am also a musician and a passionate reader. I have always focused on the intersection between different disciplines, like architecture, arts, music, acting, performing, also organising events. I think that looking at a subject from many different points of view is very enriching.

Feel free to write to me and thank you for reading!


– Academy Researcher at YACademy (2022 – Present);
– Project co-manager, Researcher at PSR (2022 – Present);
– Collaborating Author at (2022 – Present);
– Team member at Sealine Lab – University of Ferrara (2022 – Present);
– Collaborator at Orizzontale (2022)


– PhD Candidate at University of Ferrara (2023-Present);

– High Level Training Course in Architecture for Humanity at YACademy (2021-2022);
– MSc. Architecture at University of Ferrara (2016-2021).


– AIAA, Space Architecture: Designing a Lunar Habitation System – On-Demand Short Course (2021);
– School of Disruption, Space Architecture and Design with Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek (2021);
– Architecture Association L.A Visiting School, AA MARS 4.0 with HKS Line Studio, (2021);
– University of Ferrara, Safety Training Course, D.Lgs 81/2008, (2021);
– Udemy, Grasshopper: beginner to advanced, (2021);
– Ferrara OFF, Theatre and Drama, (2018-2019);
– KlimaHaus Agentur, Sustainable Architecture, (2017).


Arch. Francesco Axel P. Romio

PhD Student | Sealine Research Centre (UniFE)
Academy Researches | YACademy
Research and Development | YAC srl.
Collaborator Author | AstroSpace
Reg.Architect Sec. A, sector Architecture | Council for Architects, Planners, Landscape architects and Curators of Bologna