Nicolò Privileggio graduated in Architecture from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. After having completed his PhD in Architecture and Urban Design at Politecnico di Milano, he started his professional career by working as an architect and urban planner with Bernardo Secchi, with whom he was involved in several master-plan projects (in Bergamo, Kortrijk, Ascoli Piceno and Brescia) between 1991 and 1998. In 1998 Nicolò Privileggio co-founded Privileggio Secchi Architettura Urbanistica with Marialessandra Secchi.
As a founder and partner of Privileggio Secchi Architettura Urbanistica, he has been responsible for the coordination of multidisciplinary teams in developing urban planning and design projects.
He combines his work as a designer with his extensive teaching experience at Politecnico di Milano where, since 2002, he has been coordinating numerous courses in architecture and urban design. Throughout his career he has served as Adjunct Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Padova as well as a visiting critic at the TU/e Eindhoven and KU Leuven. As a member of the research group of Politecnico di Milano he contributed to the national research programs “Infrastructures, Urban Habitat and Settlements” held between 1998 and 2004.
Among his publications are: “La città come testo critico” (Franco Angeli, Milano 2008) and, “X Milano” (Hoepli, Milano 2004), an extensive design investigation on Milano metropolitan area which he co-authored.