Anna Serio

Anna Serio

Brussel, BE

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I am Anna Serio, a passionate and creative architect with a strong academic background and extensive professional experience. After completing my studies at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, I continued successfully to obtain a Master's degree in Architecture from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Throughout my academic journey, I had the privilege to work on a variety of stimulating projects and participate in workshops and research labs that enriched my understanding of architectural theory and innovative practices in the field. These experiences have prepared me to tackle the challenges and opportunities of professional practice with a broad and multidisciplinary perspective. My passion for architecture is reflected in my commitment to creating spaces that not only meet functional needs but are also aesthetically stimulating and socially engaging. I believe that architecture has the potential to positively impact people's lives and contribute to the building of sustainable and inclusive communities.

During my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work in various countries, including Belgium, Italy, and Argentina, thus enriching my experience with a variety of cultures and perspectives. Additionally, I am fluent in Italian, English, French, and Spanish, which allows me to work effectively in multilingual environments and communicate clearly with colleagues and clients from diverse backgrounds.



Traumnovelle, Brussels, BE, Project Leader

During my ongoing tenure at Traumnovelle in Brussels, Belgium, I have had the privilege of leading several significant projects, demonstrating the studio's dynamic and impactful approach to architecture.

One of the most notable projects I have led is the Esseghem social housing complex in Jette, Brussels, Belgium. Our team secured the first prize in a competition for a feasibility study to renovate this large residential complex in the northern district of Brussels. As the Project Leader, I oversaw various phases of the study, including urban and historical research, building diagnostics, and proposal development. Participatory workshops with residents were integral to our process, ensuring their voices were heard in shaping the project's direction.

Another significant project was our proposal for the Apocalypse Joyeuse installation at the Bruges Triennale 2024. I played a key role in developing the proposal concept, creating detailed drawings, and estimating costs, showcasing our studio's innovative approach to public art and urban intervention.

Additionally, I led the Maison Rome project, an atelier and residence for an artist in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium. From conceptualization to obtaining building permits and managing communications with stakeholders, I ensured the smooth execution of the project, reflecting Traumnovelle's commitment to bespoke design solutions.

Furthermore, I contributed to the Kanal-Centre Pompidou project, where our team earned the fourth prize in a competition for a new library and event space within the KANAL building. My involvement in research and material production underscored our studio's dedication to thoughtful design and collaboration.

Lastly, the Portes Aux Oies project, a community center in Liège, Belgium, highlights our studio's ability to create multifunctional spaces that enrich local communities. As the Project Leader, I oversaw the project's development from permitting to execution, emphasizing effective communication and cost management throughout.

My ongoing experience at Traumnovelle has not only allowed me to lead impactful projects but has also fostered my independence and creativity as an architect. I am proud to be part of a studio that continuously pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation while prioritizing meaningful engagement with clients and communities.

Sep 2022 - current

Orizzonti di Architettura, Cuneo, IT, Curator and researcher

As an ongoing curator and researcher at Orizzonti di Architettura, I am dedicated to exploring and promoting the history of modern architecture through engaging exhibitions and in-depth research projects.

Continuing my role as a curator, I have remained actively involved in the organization of exhibitions that shed light on significant architectural figures and movements. From conducting meticulous research to curating compelling narratives, designing exhibition layouts, and managing various aspects of exhibition production, I am committed to ensuring that each exhibition offers an immersive and enlightening experience for visitors.

Moreover, my role as a researcher allows me to delve into diverse aspects of modern architecture, uncovering hidden gems and untold stories that contribute to a deeper understanding of the built environment. Through my ongoing research efforts, I strive to expand our knowledge of architectural history and contextualize it within broader cultural and social frameworks.

My work at Orizzonti di Architettura is not just a job but a passion-driven endeavor aimed at fostering appreciation for the rich architectural heritage that surrounds us. By continuing to curate exhibitions and conduct research, I hope to inspire others to engage with and explore the fascinating world of modern architecture alongside me.

Feb 2022 - current

Freelance architect, Milan, IT, Architect, Project Leader

As an independent architect, I have continually pursued projects not only as opportunities for design but also as avenues for research and experimentation. Winning competitions, such as the renovation of the Silos in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been particularly gratifying as they offer me the chance to delve into innovative concepts and push the boundaries of architectural practice.

Each project I undertake is a new opportunity to explore novel ideas, test new methodologies, and challenge conventional norms. Whether it's transforming attic spaces into modern living areas, designing outdoor spaces that seamlessly blend with their surroundings, or participating in public installations and urban development competitions, I approach each endeavor with a mindset of curiosity and exploration.

These projects serve as catalysts for my professional growth and development, allowing me to refine my skills, expand my knowledge, and contribute fresh perspectives to the architectural discourse. I am deeply passionate about leveraging architecture as a tool for positive change, and each project I undertake is a step towards realizing this vision.

Continuing to work as an independent architect enables me to remain agile and responsive to emerging trends and evolving client needs. I am committed to embracing new challenges, seizing opportunities for collaboration, and pushing the boundaries of creativity in pursuit of design excellence and innovation.

Aug 2021 - current

Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, Teaching Assistant

During my time at the WaVe workshop, which focused on the concept of architectural contamination, I had the opportunity to delve into an in-depth analysis of architecture in Buenos Aires juxtaposed with that of Venice. This workshop was instrumental in broadening my understanding of architectural principles and methodologies by exploring the cultural and urban contrasts between these two cities.

The workshop's emphasis on architectural contamination provided a unique lens through which to examine the distinct characteristics and influences present in the built environments of Buenos Aires and Venice. This comparative analysis not only enriched my knowledge of architectural history and theory but also deepened my appreciation for the diverse cultural contexts that shape urban landscapes.

Moreover, the exploration of Buenos Aires' architecture was particularly significant for me as it allowed me to expand my studies beyond European contexts and delve into the architectural richness of American cities. This experience broadened my perspective and equipped me with valuable insights that continue to inform my approach to architectural design and research.

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

Ganko, Milano, IT, Junior Architect

During my time at Ganko as a Junior Architect in Milan, Italy, I had the privilege of contributing to several exciting projects. One significant endeavor was the renovation of a private apartment in Milan, known as the Porpora project. This involved architectural design development, material selection, and the surveying and drawing of the existing conditions. Collaborating closely with the client, I ensured that their vision for the space was realized, delivering a renovation that exceeded their expectations.

Additionally, I played a crucial role in the interior design rebranding of the iconic Lingotto building in Turin, formerly a Fiat factory. My responsibilities included redesigning the interiors, creating new signage elements, and contributing to furniture design and drawing. This project allowed me to blend modernization with historical preservation, ensuring the building's continued relevance while honoring its heritage.

Another notable project was the Zanaria stamp and antiques showroom in Milan, where I was involved in the design of custom-made wooden furniture. My meticulous attention to detail ensured that the furniture met the client's specifications and aesthetic preferences, enhancing the overall ambiance of the showroom.

These experiences at Ganko provided me with valuable insights into architectural design, project management, and client collaboration. They further enriched my skills and passion for creating innovative and functional spaces that resonate with clients and users alike.

Jan 2022 - May 2022

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, CH, Student Assistant LTH3

During my time at EPFL, I served as a Student Assistant for the Theory and Research Laboratory of Architecture LTH3, working under the guidance of Professor Roberto Gargiani. One of the key projects I contributed to was the archiving and research of texts and images for the publication of the book "Razionalismo emozionale per l’identità democratica nazionale 1945-1966. Eretici italiani dell’architettura razionalista," published by Skira, Milan, in 2021.

This experience allowed me to delve into the rich history of Italian architecture and gain insights into the rationalist movement's influence on national identity and democratic ideals. Through meticulous research and archival work, I played a role in preserving and disseminating knowledge about this pivotal period in architectural history. My time at EPFL equipped me with valuable research skills and deepened my appreciation for the intersection of architecture, culture, and society.

Feb 2020 - Feb 2021

Raam-werk, Gent, BE, Intern

During my internship at RAAM-WERK in Ghent, Belgium, I had the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects, gaining valuable hands-on experience in architectural design and project development.

One of the notable projects I worked on was Duinheilm, the construction of a care house for mentally disabled people in Oostende, Belgium. Our team's proposal secured the first prize in the competition, and I was involved in producing competition materials, gaining insight into the competitive nature

Mar 2018 - Sep 2018

Monoblock, Buenos Aires, AR, Intern

During my internship at Monoblock in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I immersed myself in a diverse range of architectural projects, each offering unique insights into the built environment of Latin America and North America.

One significant project I contributed to was the Olazábal private house in Buenos Aires. This experience allowed me to engage in architectural research and preliminary project development, honing my skills in design and spatial planning within an urban context.

Furthermore, my involvement in the Parque en altura barrio 31 competition provided me with a deeper understanding of urban interventions and the role of architecture in creating connections between communities and their surroundings. This project challenged me to think creatively about public space design and its impact on the fabric of the city.

Additionally, I had the opportunity to work on the Edificio Conesa housing project, where I played a role in the development of kitchen and bathroom designs. This hands-on experience enriched my understanding of residential architecture and the importance of functional yet aesthetically pleasing design solutions.

Lastly, my involvement in the refurbishment of the Monoblock office underscored the studio's commitment to thoughtful design and attention to detail. Through project design and construction site management, I gained valuable practical experience in translating design concepts into built reality.

Overall, my internship at Monoblock was instrumental in broadening my architectural perspective, providing me with invaluable insights into the intricacies of urban design and the rich architectural heritage of Latin America and North America.

Sep 2017 - Mar 2018


École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, CH, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2019 - Jul 2021

Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2015 - Jul 2019


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