My professional and private life come often together driving my choices. Some fun facts below!

I investigate new ways of working and their impacts on people and built environment.

My cross Atlantic experiences in the Workplace Management and Corporate Real Estate awareness allow me to research in the Politecnico di Milano new strategies and innovative technologies to drive workers, organizations, and cities toward a more sustainable future.

Digital focused and user-centered network enabler, I like to find opportunities and to challenge the status quo for a more equal society.

Workplace

Workplace issues are those that inspired me to begin a research path and never stopped intruiguing me. I undertake both research and consultancy activities dealing with: performance monitoring and continuous improvement through key performance indicators for workplace design, management and use (see my PhD research); post-occupancy evaluations; utilization studies; corporate real estate management; workplace strategies; workplace management education (explore this MOOC); sustainable and healthy workplaces; collaborative practices; the geography of new working spaces; and more… look at my publications  and projects for more details.

Real Estate Innovation & PropTech

The potential of digital technologies in advancing real estate dynamics is great and offers an interesting angle to observe the evolution of the field. I am involved in a bunch of activities related to Property and Technology, including: the impact of PropTech on traditional real estate market, products, processes, and services; the classification and categorization of PropTech businesses; the development of a smart professional tool to support property companies, occupier organizations and end-users in a more sustainable use of space (see what the Joint Research Center PropTech is); the organization of roundtables and public debates with the Italian PropTech Network; and so on… my publications and projects can tell you more.

Home Sweet Home

Politecnico di Milano is the institution that I keep choosing as the elective place for my professional growth, since my bachelor studies in Architecture. It resonates with me for its international orientation, its tech-based approach to research, and its strong industry relations. It always felt the right place to return to after my explorations aborad, first at the Technische Universitaet Wien (as an Erasmus student), then at Cornell University (as a visiting PhD student). I currently work there as a postdoctoral researcher in the Real Estate Center while I look forward to advancing my career by combining a local and a global perspective.

Politecnico di Milano is the institution that I keep choosing as the elective place for my professional growth, since my bachelor studies in Architecture. It resonates with me for its international orientation, its tech-based approach to research, and its strong industry relations. It always felt the right place to return to after my explorations abroad, first at the Technische Universitaet Wien (as an Erasmus student), then at Cornell University (as a visiting PhD student). I currently work there as a postdoctoral researcher in the Real Estate Center while I look forward to advancing my career by combining a local and a global perspective.

How everything started

My passion for human-centered research originated right after my master’s graduation, doing an internship at the Central Offices of Regione Lombardia. I spent 6 months working in a brand-new building called “Palazzo Lombardia”, inaugurated in 2011, only few months before my arrival. It was designed by well-known architects and awarded for its high performances in terms of environmental sustainability and social activation. But, despite all that fame, unfortunately I had to observe that several discomforts affected the life and work of its occupants. Here I started to realize that a building should not only be designed based on the requirements of its end-users, but also constantly re-aligned over time with user needs, preferences, values and objectives.