A DESIGN-CRAZED COMMUNITY
People at PA are very curious and passionate about cultural, social, technological and market trends. Our team is composed by a group of international fluid-thinkers whose activity is focused on innovative solutions in architecture, interiors and product service system design. Independency of thought and passion drive our team in its professional activity: we foster an holistic approach, which considers architecture and all branches of design as part of a wider and more complex system with consistent emotional, social and communicative fall-outs.
He graduated with honourable mention at the University of Genoa where he studied with Giancarlo de Carlo. He worked with Renzo Piano [RPBW ] from 1987 to 1994. In order to broaden his international experience, he moved to London in 1989 where he was introduced to Richard Rogers [who designed the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris with Piano]: in this period he worked on the Marseille airport project. In 1990 he returned to RPBW where he worked until 1994 on a wide number of projects including the redevelopment of the Old Genoa harbour. In 1994 he returned to London to work at Arup Associates where he was involved in urban and office developments in the City of London such as Plantation House and SBC Warburg.
ALESSANDRO M. PIERANDREI partner, architect, italy
In 1997 he founded Pierandrei Associates in Milan. Since the early nineties he contributed as a lecturer in architecture at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, where in 1997 he was honoured to be a Juror at the Intermediate School Open Jury. He was also involved as a final diploma Juror at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa. Since 2006 he has served as professor in retail design and product service systems (PSS) at Milan Polytechnic. He is a registered architect in Italy and United Kingdom.
He began his career as architect with Renzo Piano in late 1987 in Genoa. Until 1994 he worked on many projects among which the Kansai International Airport project in Osaka and the Expo 92 project in Genoa. In the same period he was professor at the Ecologic Design Studio, at the University of Genoa. Founder of Pierandrei Associati in 1997 he focused his attention on the role of design in contemporary society, defining research patterns on social and behavioural trends and fostering the contamination between architecture, retail design and product service system.
FABRIZIO M. PIERANDREI partner, architect, italy
Since 1995 he collaborated with the Politecnico di Milano in the Faculty of Industrial Design, where he was professor of Interior Design until 2007 and since 2002 he is in charge of the Final Synthesis Design Studio in the Mastercourse of Product Service System Design.Since 1997 he served as visiting professor and lecturer in many universities such as the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa, the Architectural Association in London, the School of Architecture in Cambridge, The School of Fine Arts of Belgrade, the Tongii University in Shanghai and he participated in various international programs.
He studied Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in 1995. Since the late eighties he collaborated with some of the major offices in Milan working on international projects including the Malpensa airport one. Furthermore he developed valuable experience in coordination and optimization of architectural projects with M&E, Health and Safety, and building automation systems. From 1997 to 2001 he worked with General Planning, an architectural and engineering company based in Milan. He led the design and coordination of office building projects and numerous Oviesse department stores across Italy. From this experience he developed expert knowledge of all aspects of the construction process from outline design to construction. He joined PA in 2001 taking a leading role in hotel, residential, and office design, feasibility studies and master plans. He also transferred his experience from architecture to product and service design, defining crucial points in the company design process.
STEFANO ANFOSSI partner, architect, italy
In 2010 he started teaching at the Politecnico di Milano as professor in Project Management and Product Marketing, topic about which I wrote also some publications.
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Published on Nov 8, 2010