Massimo Adario was born in Rome, Italy, in 1970, into an entrepreneurial family running a printing press business.
He decided to study architecture there, graduating in 1998 from the "Università di Roma - La Sapienza”.
A good part of his academic career and formation took place in Spain, where he studied, first, at the Universidad de Valladolid E.T.S.A.V., “Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valladolid”, in 1992-93.
He then returned to Spain in 1996-97 to continue his studies at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, E.T.S.A.M., “Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid”.

His first working experiences where primarily developed abroad, outside of Italy.
During his time in Madrid, he works in the architectural firm of Javier Bellosillo Amunategui. 
In 1998-99, he worked in the studio of Aldo Aymonino in Rome.
He decides then to move to the Netherlands, first in Amsterdam, then Maastricht.
In 1999, while in Amsterdam, he collaborates with two different architecture firms, Ton Venhoeven CS and Kruunenberg & Van Der Erve Architecten.
He then moves to Maastricht, where he remains for two years, working for Wiel Arets & Associates.

From 2007 onwards, he has continued his work and research in the world of interiors, housing, industrial architecture and urban planning with his own private studio.