about to receive a MSArch degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, after completing in 2011 a 5 year program in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. I have worked full time for couple of years after my first degree and been an intern while studying, both in Italy and abroad.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, GA - graduate assistant
Worked as a Graduate Assistant for professors Thomas Fowler and Kevin Dong. Helped putting together presentations and conducted some research for their design studio, in addition to working on the layout of a publication.
I was also commissioned some renderings by prof. Kevin Dong for some projects on campus.
Poliform Contract, Monaco, MC, construction manager's assistant / cad drafter
Poliform is an italian, high end, contemporary furniture manufacturer. They have been hired to furnish all the apartments of the top 20 ￼ oors of the tallest and most exclusive tower in Monaco. I have been working in the local o ￼ ce, inside the tower, drawing most of the built-in furniture documents and submitting them for approval before sending them back to Italy for the construction phase. I also assisted the project manager with various other tasks.
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Tokyo, JP, intern
Mainly worked for the M+ project: a competition to design a new contemporary art museum in the west Kowloon area of Hong Kong. Main tasks: freehand model making, drawings corrections and research. After the M+ submission: studies for the skin of office towers in Shanghai, options for the schematic design of the Bocconi Campus in Milano.
Studio Associato MPM, Morazzone, VA - Italy, junior architect
Been working on the requalification and expansion of an office building next to Piazza Duomo in Milano. Drawings for the City Hall, working drawings, catalogue of the existing door and windows and schedule for the new ones.
Martarelli Architetto Liliana, Cavaria con Premezzo VA, Italy, architect
Part time collaboration. Assisted architect Martarelli in designing the interiors for a villa in Oman. The task included researching of products and materials and communications with the suppliers.
PS+A Palomba Serafini Associati, Milan, IT, intern
Internship. Been involved mainly in two projects: the interior design of a newly built villa in Cap Ferrat, Nice, and concept design for studio and one bedroom apartments nearby Saronno (Va).
Ensamble Studio, Madrid, ES, junior architect
Worked on first design phases of two different projects: a mixed use building in Bogotá, Colombia, and a vineyard expo space in Catalonia, Spain. Made various models with a laser cutting machine.
City Edge SRL - Italian Partner of Studio Daniel Libeskind, Milan, IT, intern
Internship. Worked on Citylife project: corrected and redrew plans and sections of the residential area. Also took part in the design process of Albergo Aurora, a small hotel on Como Lake, mostly for interiors and facades.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Masters, MS ARCH
Main Courses: Collaboratory (design studio with architectural engineer students), Advanced Digital Fabrication, Sustainable Environmental Engineering.
Reviews and workshops with Arup LA and Arup SF. Currently collaborating with some Arup engineers to develop Grasshopper scripts for energy analysis of a proposed university in Tanzania.
Master’s Project: “Urban Camping - a design proposal for self-su cient homeless people” GPA: 3.83
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, MArch, Master in Architecture - Interior Architecture course
The master focused on medium or small scale buildings, with a particular attention for topics like: interior/exterior, light, materials.
Main courses: Design Studios, Contemporary Art, Public Space Design, Museology The thesis project focused on designing small urban public areas. Score: 103/110
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Exchange Student
One semester of Master in Architecture - exchange program
Courses: ‘Housing of the future’ design studio, Atmospheric Animation (software used: Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects), and Photography
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, BArch, Science of Architecture
Main courses: Design Studios, History of Architecture (both ancient and modern), theories and methods of Conservation. Graduated with a 101/110 score; my thesis research investigated the evolution of the US prefab homes.
George Agron Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship
The George Agron Memorial Scholarship supports Architecture graduate students in their final year of study in the Master of Science program.