The cultural work of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, first launched in 1987, now takes place in the historic centre of Treviso, in distinguished premises in via Cornarotta that were the subject of extensive restoration work completed in 2003. Situated immediately opposite the tower-studio of the sculptor Arturo Martini (1889-1947), just a short walk from the town hall and the cathedral, the Foundation headquarters occupy Palazzo Caotorta and Palazzo Bomben, which are joined by a garden overlooking the Roggia, one of the waterways that give Treviso its distinctive environmental and historical character.

Under its President Luciano Benetton and directed by Marco Tamaro (who took over from Domenico Luciani, the landscape architect whose vision and energy were an inspiration from the beginning) the Foundation relies on a permanent working group to carry out most of its activities with the systematic support of scientific committees composed of scholars and experts of international renown.

The main field of research concerns the design and management of landscape, of the places nearby and of places in all parts of the world, though in Europe and the Mediterranean basin in particular; projects are undertaken in the spirit of the European Landscape Convention and special attention is devoted to environmental issues of common interest.