New answers are clearly needed for the changing world, for hospitals and healthcare systems that have to evolve from hospital-centric, as they are today, to citizen-centric. 

Our vision goes beyond the future; we want to create buildings ready to face the changes and the challenges of tomorrow, capable of evolving easily and growing according to the new needs without traumas or structural upheavals.

SD Partners has the experience and professional skills to design a hospital for today and for tomorrow:  state-of-the-art healthcare structures that guarantee long-term effectiveness, efficiency, real and perceived quality, individual and community satisfaction.


SD has always been engaged in the public sector. It specializes in the realisation of a participated and shared design by establishing collaborative relationships with institutions, local administrations and the community right from the preliminary process stages and bringing to this process a knowledge of complexities and new technologies that will be placed at the service of the territory and future users. Established time and budget fulfilment are the base of each job together  with the search for innovative solutions that can generate benefits for the territory, with particular attention to sustainability and energy saving.

The BIM design enables management and control of the building’s life cycle and construction and maintenance costs for all stages of its useful life, which is a basic requirement for a public building.

The firm works in partnership with many Italian and foreign companies and has significant experience in Public Works through the design and work management of public and strategic buildings, infrastructures, roads and subways.


Everything related to a place is part of a complex and structured entity completely made up of cultural and physical resources, history, morphology and the environment. Each architecture is never taken out of context, is never an object detached from reality, but rather integrated between permanence and innovation: it is always part of a whole. The urban plan tracks the evolution of a territory in relation with the surroundings, assesses both its history and the current state, trend and future alternatives. Thanks to the links to urban scales (the most appropriate to reflect logics and policies of transformation) the plan aims to raise urban quality, articulates focal points of various levels, avoids unnecessary exploitation of the territory, determines territorial conditions and regulations that allow for the assessment of local demands and opportunities at higher scale. The knowledge of the territory and its population, with their local mores, customs and traditions, is at the basis of each SD project. Technical and design solutions are considered functional factors for the community and its future development.


The requalification of cultural heritage is a challenge that requires technical skills and a deep art-historical knowledge. The interventions for the renovation of old buildings should be never considered  as a series of individual activities dictated by functional needs or regulations that do not relate to the general characteristics of the building itself. The value and the quality of the architectonic work that needs to be restored require a different and more general cultural approach. In this way, each intervention, for example hydraulic or electrical services, must be verified by assessing its consistency and non-invasiveness with respect to the original project and simulating the impact of the overall work. This activity is realized first and foremost by analyzing the original project and the history of the building from its construction. Our purpose and our skill is to recover the memory of the historical places by enhancing their identity and making it important for the present and future generations.


The design of residential buildings is at the service of people’s well-being. At the centre of the creative process is the creation of places where it is desirable to live, respecting the needs of individuals and the community. Starting from this vision SD has been dealing with the theme of living since the very beginning, creating projects that embrace a wide range of building typologies and that have investigated the evolution of the ways of living and of the relationship between private and public space. In the ‘post-pandemic’ era, these issues present challenges and call for ever new approaches, while at the same time confirming the urgency of pursuing certain fundamental criteria: quality and functionality of spaces, comfort of environments and sustainability of interventions.