The keystone in architecture is the final piece put in place in an arch or vault construction and it has the FUNCTION to lock all the other stones in position 

However, in such structures every element is crucial for its success, the role of each stone is as important as the keystone. This well embodies our work ethic, working closely as a team, with our client and other professionals, each individually playing a part in delivering a successful, solid, and long-lasting result.

our vision

providing an inclusive sustainable design for your project

Sustainability for us means to consider each aspect of the projects we embark on a journey with. Starting from your budget, we take into account any potential and critical points to understand the viable long-term solutions that can reduce both energy consumption and waste. From employing local and durable materials, or converting existing buildings, to learning from the traditions of the context, sustainability can cover many aspects and does not have to be expensive.  

our mission

Providing tailored solutions, taking care of every single detail

We believe that the right team can deliver outstanding results, working close to other professionals we can combine our expertise and provide the best advice possible on the design as well as from a technical point of view. For this reason, we never stop improving and learning new skills as the market is changing quickly and we always want to be up to date! This combination will work to the advantage of the final user in terms of cost and quality of the final result. 

meet the team

As architects and designers, we know that what we create today will have a lasting impact in our future lives.

As each stone is unique, we do not differ from this characteristic. Our small team is bursting with the many past experiences of everyone creating a winning combination of expertise for the company. Since we started working together, our daily collaboration is all about communication and learning from each other always striving for more solutions to a better end result. Indeed, within Keystone A&D, each of us has found the opportunity to craft and expand our own design’s vision and identity. 

gessica salerno

company director and ARCHITECT

Gessica founded Keystone A&D in May 2021. With more than 15 years of experience in residential, retail and leisure projects across Italy and the UK, she believes that Keystone can make a positive contribution to a greener and better future. Having a talent for identifying her collaborator’s strengths, she is mindful of the priceless value of team working, strongly believing that connecting the right expertise is key to achieving exceptional results. 

“Together we have the ability and responsibility to shape our future lives, and it is together that we can make better decisions.”

lara la fauci

ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lara brings with her 7 years of international experience in high-end interior residential and commercial projects. Her latest role as coordinator of showroom design for Porcelanosa Partner department significantly contributed to her problem-solving attitude which always transpires into beautifully crafted design solutions. ​An extremely attentive listener, she loves to take care of details and always keen to find the best solutions for the client's needs.

“In each aspect of my life people's wellbeing has always been a priority. in Keystone I found this such an essential value of mine.”

MARGHERITA PASINI

ARCHITECT

Margherita accomplished many years of practice being involved in big residential and commercial projects, chiefly focussed on their technical delivery in BIM format. She enjoys producing technical details by researching creative solutions that can best deliver design intentions. As a project coordinator, she engaged with an interdisciplinary approach to design up to using environmental certification systems, such as LEED, WELL and BREEAM.

“​I am always working with a growing and focussed mindset. In Keystone I’ve found the place where this attitude is mirrored.”

AnnIe Naughton

Architect and Certified Passive House Designer

Annie has seven years of experience working across a range of sectors including private houses, residential developments and historic buildings. Her main interests are participatory design and place-making. She enjoys working directly with end-users to develop designs that deliver their project ambitions. She is a Certified Passive House Designer, excited by sustainable design, retrofit and empowering people to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings.

“​I enjoy working collaboratively to find creative solutions and I’m excited to be able to do this at Keystone.”

meet the team

As architects and designers, we know that what we create today will have a lasting impact in our future lives.

As each stone is unique, we do not differ from this characteristic. Our small team is bursting with the many past experiences of everyone creating a winning combination of expertise for the company. Since we started working together, our daily collaboration is all about communication and learning from each other always striving for more solutions to a better end result. Indeed, within Keystone A&D, each of us has found the opportunity to craft and expand our own design’s vision and identity. 

GESSICA SALERNO

COMPANY DIRECTOR 
AND ARCHITECT

Gessica founded Keystone A&D in May 2021. With more than 15 years of experience in residential, retail and leisure projects across Italy and the UK, she believes that Keystone can make a positive contribution to a greener and better future. Having a talent for identifying her collaborator’s strengths, she is mindful of the priceless value of team working, strongly believing that connecting the right expertise is key to achieving exceptional results. 

“Together we have the ability and responsibility to shape our future lives, and it is together that we can make better decisions.”

LARA LA FAUCI

ARCHITECT 
AND INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lara brings with her 7 years of international experience in high-end interior residential and commercial projects. Her latest role as coordinator of showroom design for Porcelanosa Partner department significantly contributed to her problem-solving attitude which always transpires into beautifully crafted design solutions. ​An extremely attentive listener, she loves to take care of details and always keen to find the best solutions for the client's needs.

“In each aspect of my life people's wellbeing has always been a priority. in Keystone I found this such an essential value of mine.”

MARGHERITA PASINI

ARCHITECT

Margherita accomplished many years of practice being involved in big residential and commercial projects, chiefly focussed on their technical delivery in BIM format. She enjoys producing technical details by researching creative solutions that can best deliver design intentions. As a project coordinator, she engaged with an interdisciplinary approach to design up to using environmental certification systems, such as LEED, WELL and BREEAM.

“​I am always working with a growing and focussed mindset. In Keystone I’ve found the place where this attitude is mirrored.”

AnnIe Naughton

Architect and Certified Passive House Designer

Annie has seven years of experience working across a range of sectors including private houses, residential developments and historic buildings. Her main interests are participatory design and place-making. She enjoys working directly with end-users to develop designs that deliver their project ambitions. She is a Certified Passive House Designer, excited by sustainable design, retrofit and empowering people to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings.

“​I enjoy working collaboratively to find creative solutions and I’m excited to be able to do this at Keystone.”