The SOS Team: an experienced and multisciplinary group of professionals

The SOS Team is made up of a variety of experts from the world of education, research and industry. Each member brings skills that are intertwined with the issues of sustainability, climate change, de-carbonization, the sustainable development agenda and the transition to a circular economy.

The awareness to be facing an unprecedented challenge has pushed us to bring together knowledge and disciplines that were once separate into a single place where we can experiment in a way that allows us to return to the act that most characterizes human history, the transformation of the inhabited space, its full dignity as an accomplice of natural processes.

The SOS community includes architects, engineers, sociologists, anthropologists, artists and designers who, together with our students, experiment with new design avenues and best practices of social inclusion.



Augusto Barichello

Technical Leader

Maria Elena Beccaria

Design Manager

Serena Cappello

Communication Specialis

Damiano Comini

Project Manager

Yuri Costantini

Modeling Unit Manager

Eugenio De Nicola

Modeling specialist

Bianca Gabrielli

Product Design Specialist

Michella Galli

Interior Design Specialist

Marco Gazzola

Architect Coordinator

Rachid Hicheri

Design Manager

Marcello Michelini

Computational design expert

Michele Olivieri

Design Leader

Cecilia Patrizi

Project Manager

Maria Persichella

Project Manager

Gregorio Pistolesi


Patrizia Pizzi

Senior Accountat

Monica Palladino

Senior R&D specialist

Giacomo Righi

Computational design expert

Michele Roveri

Project Manager

Quianlan Shi

Tender Specialist Asian Market

Laura Tiburzi

BIM Unit Manager

Valentina Torrente

Creative Content Strategist

Laura Zevi

Project Manager

Lori Zillante

R&D Unit Manager


Mario Abis  - Sociologist, Founder and President of the Makno Reaserach Institute

Maria Anishchenko - Architect and a PhD Candidate in Architectural Technology

Stefano Bastia - Architect

Lorenzo Balugani - Architect, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Alessio Battistella  - Architect, President and founder member of ARCò

Elena Biason  - Climate Change and Sustainability Consultant at Ernst & Young

Jean Francois Blassel - Architect, Director of the post-master program PoCa - Post Carbone

Clare Brass – Designer, Co-director Department 22

Enrico Borgarello  – Chemist Director at I.Lab of Italcementi Group

Paula Cadima – Architect, Co-director MArc-MSc Sustainable Environmental Design, AA, UK

Floriana Calise – Senior Engineer, Sustainable Development ARUP Italy

Alberto Capatti – Founder University Slow Food, Presidente at Fondazione Gualtiero Marchesi

Olga Beatrice Carcassi – Postdoctoral Researcher at Politecnico di Milano

Paolo Cresci – Engineer, Head of Sustainable Development ARUP Italy

Luca De Biase – Chief Editor Sole 24Ore, Director at Nova

Michele D’Alena – Director of Civic Immagination, Fondazione Innovazione Urbana, Bologna

Antonello Di Nunzio – Architect, Programmer, Independent Researcher

Moreno Ferrari – Lifestyle Designer

Brian Ford – Emeritus Professor of Bioclimatic Architecture at The University of Nottingham

Lorenzo Gecchelin – Architect and Product Designer at Studio Gecchelin

Giovanni Ginocchini – Architect, Director of Fondazione Innovazione Urbana, Bologna

Stefano Giovacchini – Designer, Co-founder R3direct

Diego Grandi – Designer

Luigi Greco– Architect

Stefano Luconi – Corporate Foundation & Social Responsibility Manager, IRIS Ceramica Group

Stefano Mancuso – Botanist, Director of International Laboratory of Neurobiology of Plants at University of Florence

Flavio Manzoni – Senior Vice President of Design at Ferrari

Emanuele Naboni  – Architect, Associate Professor of Sustainable and Climatic Design, University of Parma

Antonio Navarra – Climatologist, President at Euromediterranean Center on Climate Change Matteo Orlandi - Engineer, Associate at ARUP Italia

Federico Parolotto  – Urban Designer, Partner and Owner at MIC - Mobility in Chain

Roberto Paura  – President Italian Institute for the Future

Giulia Pentella – Architect, LEED AP BD+C, Co-founder SUMs Architects

Layton Reid – Architect, Visiting Professor of Design, University of West London, Founder atDesitecture

Fabio Renzi - Secretary-general at Symbola

Andrea Rossi - Co-founder, Managing Partner a-fact

Martino Scabbia Guerrini - President Emea at VF Corporation

Marianella Sclavi - Sociologist, Urban Ethnografy Expert

Alessandro Speccher - System Thinker and Environmental Engineer

Arturo Tedeschi - Computational Designer

Marcello Turrini - Member of the COST action 16114 RESTORE at Eurac Research

Juan Vallejo - Architect, visiting lecturer in architecture and environmental design University of Westminster

Alessandro Villa - Architect & designer at alessandrovilla|studio

Simon Yannas – Architect, Founding member and Permanent Secretary of PLEA

Giovanna Zacchi – Head of Sustainability and ESG Management BPER Banca

Federico Zucchini – Building Engineer, Architect Sportium, Gruppo Progetto CMR