Pierluigi Cerri graduated from Polytechnic University of Milan. In 1974 he was a co-founder of Gregotti Associati for which he won several architectural contests.
As a member of International Alliance Graphique, he directed the image of the Venice Biennale in 1976; he has been also responsible for the images of Kunst-und
Ausstellungshalle in Bonn and Palazzo Grassi in Venice. He was awarded several prizes including Compasso d’Oro in 1995, 2001 and 2004; Carrier award of Art Director Club in 1994, Award for Good Industrial Design and International Superyacht Design Award, the National Ance-In/Arch in 2006.
In 1998 he founded Studio Cerri & Associati together with Alessandro Colombo.