Antonio Pio Saracino is a registered Italian Architect and Designer. He studied at Rome’s La Sapienza University of Architecture with a master’s degree in architecture, cum laude. He is an Italian and American Citizen that lives and works in New York City.
Saracino founded APS Designs, Inc., a New York-based multidisciplinary design practice integrating the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, and fine art. He has designed buildings, interiors, products, and public art. Saracino’s works have been realized in diverse locations spanning the US, South America, Middle East, Asia, and Europe. In 2013, he designed The Guardians, two sculptures, which sit permanently at the entrance of Bryant Park, NY. His work was in an exhibition in the Academia Gallery in Florence next to Michelangelo’s David. In 2018, he designed LIFE, two sculptures permanently installed at the entrance of the largest hospital in New York City, the NY-Presbyterian. In 2019, he won a competition for a landmark for the City of Newark, New Jersey: a New Arc for Newark.
His work is part of the permanent collection of several museums, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the LACMA Museum in Los Angles, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the MAAS Museum in Sydney. Saracino has received two American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Museum of Architecture. His work was selected as part of the Italian Pavilion in the World for the 54th Venice Biennale. He is a four-time winner of Interior Design’s Future Furniture design award, was named one of the World’s 25 Most Interesting Trendsetters by ARTnews, and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects by New Italian Blood. His design work has been featured in prominent international publications, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.