Arduino Berlam was born on 20 July 1880 as a son of the architect Ruggero Berlam in the then Austro-Hungarian port of Trieste. Berlam studied from 1889 to 1904 in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and the Polytechnic of Milan. After studying Berlam returned to his hometown of Trieste, to be active in the architectural practice of his father Ruggero. Father and son realized in Trieste numerous construction projects such as Palazzo Vianello (1904 ), Scala dei Giganti ( 1905-1907 ), the Synagogue ( 1906-12 ) and Palace of the RAS ( 1909-13 ).
Berlam made numerous trips to Italy, to Greece and Turkey. At the end of World War Berlam took over the management of the Circolo Artistico Trientino, a circle of artists and intellectuals, his father Ruggero had founded and whose members include well-known figures such as Italo Svevo and Umberto Spagnoli Nino Veruda were. From 1935 Berlam taught as a lecturer at the School of Art of Trieste.
Berlam mingled in his works elements from different architectural styles such as Art Nouveau, eclectic and Renaissance. Only at the end of his creative time approached Berlam increasingly the rationalism.
He died on 28 July 1946 in Tricesimo at Udine.
- Palazzo Vianello, Trieste (1904 )
- Scala dei Giganti, Trieste (1905-1907)
- Israelitico Tempio di Trieste, Trieste Synagogue (1906-1912)
- Palazzo della RAS, former headquarters of the RAS Holding in Trieste (1909-1913)
- Faro della Vittoria, Lighthouse of Trieste (1923-1927)
- Palazzo Aedes (also Grattacielo Rosso ), Trieste ( 1924-1928 )