Born in 1920 in Padua, after classical studies he joined the faculty of the prestigious Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV), where he graduated in 1946. Despite the very low number of graduated people that year (less than ten students), many of the collegues of Bruno became very famous, such as Marcello D’Olivo, Edoardo Gellner and Angelo Masieri.
With such a small number of students, thanks to the great open mindedness of Giuseppe Samonà – who was the Director during those years – the harmony of students, teachers and assistants created a very stimulating ambience.
Despite this optimal education, the young architect Bruno Morassutti felt not ready to deal with his profession, so he decided to wrote to one of the masters of the modern movement: Frank Lloyd Wright, who had opened a school-studio at Taliesin in Wisconsin. There, under the great teacher guidance, students drew and worked, living in a kind of community.
During the spring of 1949 Bruno Morassutti moved to the United States working and studying at Taliesin East (Wisconsin) in summer, and Taliesin West (Arizona) in winter. He had the opportunity, as he later said, to “learn and experience what was missing at my university education.”