Ray DeMicoli graduated in 1975 from the University of Malta, with a first class Honours degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering. Soon after joining the Malta Consult in 1976, he took an architectural post with DP International in Paris. In these formative years he was exposed to numerous projects, where he collaborated with offices like Sir Leslie Martin, Albini and Helg, HPP Germany and Piano Rogers in Beaubourg.
On returning to Malta in 1979 he joined the experienced architectural practice of Carmelo Falzon and later established his own practice, DeMicoli & Associates, in 1985. Many of his architectural projects have received acclaim, including the Mosta Technopark, his own house which was nominated for the Mies Van de Rohe European Architectural Award, the offices at the Mall, Floriana, the Joinwell Showroom, Palm City in Libya and the restoration of Fort St Elmo.
Current flagship projects include Spinola Park, hailed for the insertion of a major green development with least impact on the valley, and the new Quad Business Centre. The land mark project he is best known for is Portomaso, recently having completed the Laguna and Tipico Tower. The Portomaso and Palm City architectural and engineering projects epitomise Ray's passions; architecture, history, music and yachting. ‘I love the Mediterranean... this infinite welding of cultures’.
The firm has widened its spectrum via DFab, an initiative by Steve DeMicoli, and the experience gained from Spinola Park was invaluable in developing a wider skill set of services. The Mediterranean ingenuity coupled with the use of advanced technological software is constantly taking DeMicoli & Associates into new realms and further building upon its architectural legacy in Malta and abroad.