FutureFest by Nesta

London, UK
6 July 2018

Knowledge Design Week 2018

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
13 June 2018

  • Carlo Ratti

    Founding Partner / Chairman

    An architect and engineer by training, Carlo teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, later earning his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. In the last decade, Carlo has given talks around the world on the theme of Smart Cities, while his work has been exhibited in international venues including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum, and Barcelona’s Design Museum. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s ‘25 People who will Change the World of Design’ and in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. He was curator for the Future Food District at Expo Milano 2015, and is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization. Full CV here.

  • Antonio Atripaldi

    Project Manager / Senior Architect

    Graduate architect from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in 2009; Antonio also has a post-graduate ‘Master in Advanced Architecture’ from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Between 2006 and 2010 he worked as a trainee in the cabinet of Prof. Maurizion Marcelloni in Rome, mainly in the field of architectural and urban planning. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship to work with the FabLab of Barcelona and was responsible for organizing and running the digital fabrication facilities. He joined CRA in October 2006.

  • Daniele Belleri

    Head of Communications / Editor

    Daniele Belleri is a design journalist and communication consultant, interested in multidisciplinary readings and connections. As a writer, his works have appeared on publications including Wired Italia, Domus, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, IL Magazine (IT), Volume (NL), Afisha (RU), CoBo social (HK). He has been teaching at Milan’s NABA academy and he is currently a course curator at Moscow’s Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, where he also graduated. From 2012 to 2016 he was a partner of Granger Press, a London-based strategic design agency whose list of clients includes cultural organisations and businesses such as Institute of Russian Realist Art, Triennale Design Museum, Pandora, Santa&Cole. Daniele joined CRA in 2016 as head of communications and editor. He regularly co-writes articles and essays with Carlo Ratti for international media and institutions.

  • Alberto Benetti


    Alberto graduated in Architecture and Building Engineering from the University of Trento in 2017 with a focus on the potential of new technologies and open-source strategies in the urban context. His master thesis “HE.RE. – a kit for temporary reactivation of urban vacancies”, developed a prototype of a software to map underused building by using heterogeneous set of data to direct the installation of a network of sensing urban devices able to temporarily reactivate these buildings by creating new active public space for open-source strategies.Since 2016, his research was awarded of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative and has been presented lately – among few more – at the IAAC Responsive Cities Symposium in Barcelona.After having attended the first semester of the Mario Cucinella’s School of Sustainability, he joined CRA in January 2018.

  • Chiara Borghi


    Chiara graduated with honors in Architecture for Sustainability at Politecnico di Torino, with the thesis “Save/safe Murazzi. A project for urban security: social sustainability and light”. She graduated in Trieste and Madrid, while she studied CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) in Copenhagen. She is interested in social environment and in the dynamics of social participation; she works in Ecoborgo Campidoglio in Turin organizing occasions of interaction. She’s co-founder of the collective de:forma which actively trains architectural students in creating DIY experimental projects. She joined CRA in November 2015.

  • Esther Brejaart

    Business Developer

    Esther graduated in 2015 with a bachelor degree in Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. She obtained her master degree Management in the Built Environment at the same university in 2018. She believes that as design projects become more and more complex, knowledge and skills in process and management are of vital importance to professionals in the world of architecture and construction. In 2017, Esther did an internship at CRA in which she researched the office management and business development of the studio. She rejoined the CRA-team in March 2018. She is responsible for the business development from the New York office.

  • Andrea Cassi

    Project Manager / Senior Architect

    Andrea graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Torino with a thesis on the role of digital technologies in the contemporary city, developed at the Senseable City Lab at MIT. In 2008, his work with Weekend In A Morning “The tree sap, the divers and the silence” was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2010, with Weekend In a Morning, he won the international competition “Rome City Vision”. He writes periodically for the architecture magazine “City Vision Mag” and is a teaching assistant for the Architecture Design workshop at the Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano. He has been collaborating with CRA since 2009.

  • Roberta Chiummarulo

    Front Office Assistant

    Roberta was born in Turin in 1997, and obtained a diploma in Administration, Finance and Marketing at the Germano Sommeiller Commercial and Technical Institute in 2016. Previously she followed a course in “Economics and Growth” at Turin’s SAA – School of Management. At the same time, she has cultivated a personal interest for interior design – in particular vintage design. After several jobs in previous years, in September 2016 she joined CRA’s administration team – an opportunity not to be missed, for her studies and her passions.

  • Samuel Colle Dominguez Maldonado

    Project Manager/Senior Architect

    Samuel graduated in architecture from IUAV University of Venice and FaUTL in Lisbon; his degree thesis was selected in the Montevideo Archiprix International in 2009. Samuel has been collaborating with several Italian architectural practices since 2006, including Sergio Pascolo Architects in Venice, LAND srl in Milan, and other work fields with the artist Alberto Garutti and the communications office Ground Control. He took part in the design of the exposition for the XXI Triennale of Milan – Warm Modernity (red dot award). In 2017, he collaborated with Berkley University, Jan Gehl and Gustavo Gonzalez to rebuild the city of Portoviejo (Ecuador), after the earthquake that destroyed it in 2016. He has also been teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2009, he has been collaborating with CRA as a designer and project manager.

  • Giovanni De Niederhäusern


    Giovanni graduated in engineering and architecture in 2008, having collaborated with a number of Italian architectural practices since 2006, including Iosa Ghini Associati in Bologna. In 2009, he joined the MIT Senseable City Laboratory as Research Affiliate. Since 2009, he has been collaborating with CRA as a designer and project manager. In 2014, he earned an MBA degree from LUISS Business School in Rome. He has also been lecturer in Italian universities, as Politecnico di Torino and LUNA Bologna. In 2017, he became CEO at CRA – in charge of opening CRA’s new office in the United States.

  • Gary Di Silvio

    Head of 3D Visualization team

    Gary graduated in Architecture at the University of Architecture of Venice IUAV in 2012, focusing on environmental sustainability. He is currently studying a Masters in Digital Architecture at the same university, where he has been able to deepen in his understanding and knowledge with regards to new digital tools for architectural visualization, parametric modeling and rapid prototyping. He joined CRA in May 2013 as a CG Artist.

  • Aunie Frisch

    Interaction Designer

    Hailing from New York City, Aunie is a multi-disciplinary designer who brings with her over 10+ years of experience working for multi-national companies in the advertising, fashion, food-tech and music sectors. Aunie holds a BFA with honors in Graphic and Web Design from Marywood University as well as a Master of Science for Visual and Web Design from Scuola Politecnica di Design, in Milan. As the 1st place recipient of the Celly Design Award, her work has been recently showcased on Via Dante during Milano Fuorisalone. Aunie brings a multi-sensorial approach to her design-thinking as a result of her extensive studies in the areas of dance, piano, 5-piece drums, sculpture and painting. Aunie joined CRA in September 2017.

  • Andrea Galli

    Senior Engineer / HR Coordinator

    Andrea is an architectural engineer graduated in Engineering and Architecture (MSc) from the Politecnico di Torino. His graduation thesis gathers his researches, initiated after an inspiring work experience in London at Urban Future Organization, on a computational approach to architectural design and urban planning. He has presented his work as visiting lecturer at the University of Bergamo, University of Pescara, and Politecnico di Torino.
    His researches have been published by IaaC Bits, Urbanistica Informazione and Osservatorio Nazionale Smart City. In 2014 he also contributed to the best seller book “AAD Algorithms-Aided Design” by Arturo Tedeschi. In the recent years his project Mantica, awarded by CityVision Mag, has been exposed in Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles and New York. Other awarded projects are “So.Ma” for the digital crafting competition Reshape and “Responsive Environment” for the CAME Design Award. To push his interest in digital technologies beyond the architectural field, in 2014 he co-founded in Sicily the digital startup “SkilledApp”, later rewarded and supported by Telecom Italia and the European projects FIWARE and Fed4fire.

  • Luca Giacolini

    Interaction Designer

    Luca is an interaction designer looking at the intersection of technology and people, through the making of physical prototypes. He graduated from the Interactive Architecture Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, with a speculative Master thesis on the interaction between humans and industrial robots in a domestic scenario. Prior to London, Luca studied Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he graduated cum laude in 2015, defending a thesis on wearable 3-dimensional displays. Besides that, Luca spent a semester abroad at CMU School of Design, US, and obtained the Fab Academy diploma at Fab Lab Toscana on advanced digital manufacturing techniques. Amongst other venues, his work has been exhibited at Beijing Design Week, Dutch Design Week, Accenture Digital HPD Conference and human-computer interaction conferences such as NIME, ECCE and ACHI. Luca jumped on board at CRA in November 2017.

  • Serena Giardina

    Junior Architect

    Serena is currently finishing her Master in Architecture Construction City at Politecnico di Torino. Recently she spent three months in Tokyo as Visiting Research Student at Keio University to develop a thesis project about the role of contemporary art in Japan and how it can be linked with architecture to renew the cultural context of cities in the post-industrial period. While studying, she participated in several design competitions and workshops. Her team won the last edition of TTT International Workshop by designing a modular kitchen, whose prototype was realized in scale 1:1 at FABLAB Torino. Serena joined CRA in October 2017.

  • Gerolamo Gnecchi Ruscone


    Gerolamo is part of the first students which graduated from Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture in January 2016. His thesis “The Invisibles and The Fortress” investigates the role of architecture in recording, preserving and protecting information of cultures that are disappearing due to war conflicts, territorial occupations and global warming with the creation of a new data centre. He then worked between Paris and Milan as Junior Architect for Caruso Torricella Architetti following an industrial complex in the north of France and continued his own research by working on art installations combining architecture and our virtual environment. He joined CRA in 2017 as Architect.

  • Valentina Grasso

    Senior Architect

    Valentina graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture of Reggio Calabria, with a thesis on the regeneration of the harbor basin of Ischia, which was awarded first prize for “Provocation” at IsAM, 2012 (Ischia). For several years she has been a teaching assistant for various studios on architecture and urban design, and has participated in numerous workshops as well as national and international competitions. In 2012, she worked as a researcher at I2a, the International Institute of Architecture (Vico Morcote, Switzerland), where she co-authored “Beyond Urbanization”, a publication on contemporary urban conditions and intermodal nodes in the Lugano area. She joined Carlo Ratti Associati in April 2013.

  • Emma Greer

    Project Manager / Senior Architect

    Emma holds a professional masters in architecture and post-professional masters in urban design from McGill University. She has worked throughout Canada as well as in the US, Italy and the UK. Her background in architecture and urban design was geared towards applied research, creative design methodologies and “big picture” concepts. Emma joined CRA in 2014 to fulfill the role of architect and PA manager of Carlo Ratti’s agenda and speaking engagements.

  • Rui Guan


    Rui received a B.arch with honors from Southeast University and a Post-professional master degree in advanced architectural design from Columbia University in the city of New York. Immediately, he has been recruited as a teaching associate in architecture, planning and preservation in Columbia GSAPP, teaching advanced architecture studios with Professor Andrés Jaque. Prior to join CRA, he has been worked and studied in several leading architectural institutions including Mitsubishi Estate Company in Tokyo, ZAO/standardarchitecture in Beijing, New Practice in New York, and University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is a LEED Green Associate. Rui joined CRA in October 2017.

  • Ben Johnson

    Junior Architect

    Ben completed his five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2017 at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, with a thesis focusing on harvesting and recycling plastics from oceans. In the Spring of 2014, he entered the NKA Mud House Design Competition. His project was nominated to be built in Ghana and was published in Cal Poly’s CAED Architecture Department magazine ADD_15: Architecture, Design, and Discourse. In the Autumn of 2014, he collaborated with the Urban Informatics team at the Queensland University of Technology to develop initial concepts for their InstaBooth project. From June 2015 to June 2016, Ben was able to study abroad in Ticino and Rome, focussing on historical rehabilitation and was accepted to volunteer at the Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16) in Sydney. By the Summer of 2017, he worked for iFixit where he learned to repair, among many things, Apple products. Ben joined CRA in October 2017.

  • Veronica Lim

    Personal Assistant

    Veronica Lim, originally from South Korea, moved to the United States in 2002, and in 2010 Miami, FL where she earned a degree with high honors in Travel & Tourism and Hospitality Management. In 2016 she attended Hamline University for her MBA. From January 2015 she worked for Delta Airline as a KLM-Air France and Delta Sales Associate where she assisted corporate and commission contracted travel agencies Moreover she took responsibility as the contact person of Alliance Escalate Team solving problems for all of the airlines in contract with Delta. Concurrently, she helped run the restaurant she and her husband co-own. She joined CRA in 2017 as Carlo Ratti’s personal assistant.

  • Monika Löve

    Senior Architect

    Trained initially as an interior architect in Estonia and working on various projects through all stages of design and construction, Monika completed a design masters in The Netherlands in 2008 before moving to the UK to work for architectural company Slider Studio. In 2011, she graduated with distinction from the Centre for Research Architecture in Goldsmiths College, University of London, and continued her research in Jan van Eyck Academie, post-graduate research and production center in 2012. Monika is interested in readings of contemporary political issues within a constructed, real or imaginary architecture.

  • Giulia Maccagli

    Communication associate

    Giulia is a journalist and communication associate, with an international background. As a journalist, she has written for international and renowned newspapers, such as The Jordan Times, The Scotsman, The Evening News, and other online publications. She holds an MA in Broadcast Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University and an MA in Economics and Law of the Middle East. Between 2014 and 2015 she worked as Marketing and Communications Manager for a solar consultancy company in Amman, Jordan. In 2016 she interned as a communication officer at the European Commission office in Scotland. Back in Italy she worked for a newspaper in Turin. She joined CRA in March 2017 as a communication associate.

  • Pasquale Milieri

    Architect / 3D Artist

    Pasquale graduated with a Bachelors degree in Architecture and construction techniques from “La Sapienza” University of Rome. In 2016, he obtained a Master degree cum laude in “Architecture construction and city” from Polytechnic University of Turin, with a master thesis about the reconversion of an industrial building into residential care home for not self-sufficient people. His thesis was nominated among the best thesis in architecture for the year 2016, by the young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). In 2017, he was awarded with the third prize for the international ideas competition: “L’Unione industriale si veste di nuovo, Torino”. Since 2011, Pasquale has been developing a deep interest in architectural visualization, experimenting new approaches and different techniques with various 3D software and a variety of rendering engines. He joined CRA as 3D Artist in 2018.

  • Chiara Morandini

    Senior Architect

    Chiara graduated in Construction Engineer from Politecnico di Torino. She won MURST 2-years professional training scholarship on restoration, acoustics, lighting, architecture and design, construction management, mainly held at Borini Costruzioni spa, Politecnico di Torino and CNR ICITE. Chiara has been working as Plans Coordinator for many building sites of Borini Costruzioni spa until 2003. She was Project Manager at Mediapolis Engineering srl, where she followed major projects such as shopping malls, residential buildings, schools, and nursing homes. Chiara coordinated several tenders and competitions. After being partner of CRA between 2003 and 2006, Chiara is now back to the studio to assist our design team.

  • Saverio Panata

    Operations Director / Senior Architect

    Saverio graduated with honors from the Università IUAV di Venezia with a thesis on sustainable growth scenarios for industrial areas. While at IUAV, he spent 6 months at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles with a FIPSE scholarship and a year at the TU DELFT under the Erasmus program. From 2004 to 2006, he was project architect for Archea in Florence. With a Fulbright scholarship, Saverio moved to Cambridge where he received a Master in Architecture at Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design); he was awarded the Faculty Design Award for significant design achievements. While in the United States, he worked for KSWA and the MIT Senseable City Lab. Saverio returned to IUAV where, in 2012, he completed a Ph.D. ‘Villard d’Honnecourt’ with research on the possibilities of the ‘rural’ in defining a state of ‘opposition’ to the dominant urban paradigm. From 2008 to 2013, as founding partner of Spedstudio, he won several international design competitions such as Aalst masterplan (2012 – 1st prize); Casa della Memoria (2012- 2nd prize); Albarola square (2010 – 1st prize) and Carso2014+ (2010 – shortlisted). Saverio joined CRA in 2014 as a senior project manager.

  • Marco Maria Pedrazzo

    Business Development

    Marco is a trained architect, licensed engineer and perspective Ms in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons (NY), with a focus on computation in design. His defining projects in this emergent field span from humanitarian design (Open Source Emergency Shelter) to urban systems (Social Computation for urban mobility, with MIT Senseable City Lab). Building on the experience matured at CRA during his 3 years as designer and project manager at the merger of design, spatial systems, and dynamic technology integration, Marco has worked with a number of start-up firms, delivering a full spectrum of customer experience, in order to identify their strengths, create a compelling story and maximize the value delivered to clients. Marco graduated from the highly selective Alta Scuola Politecnica, and served as an active leader for the Design Studio, Technology Studio and thematic workshops in Politecnico di Torino, where he is currently visiting researcher. In October 2016 he re-joined CRA as evangelist and business developer.

  • Jacopo Reale


    Jacopo attended a Double Master’s Degree Programme in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and Tongji University in Shanghai. His thesis “Reforming gated communities: Shanghai towards a productive megacity” proposes a new paradigm of development for the city of Shanghai exploring the new opportunities introduced by the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the evolution of the global factory. After having worked for AllesWirdGut Architekten in Wien and for David Chipperfield Architects in Shanghai, he joined CRA in 2017 as Architect.

  • Federico Riches


    Federico is an architect graduated cum laude from TU Delft in January 2017 with a thesis project exploring new industrial paradigms in response to current social, economical and technological disruptions. Through his bachelor he has developed a strong interest in modular architecture which he deepened in professional experiences at Tempohousing in Amsterdam in 2013 and at LOT-EK in New York in 2014. While at TU Delft, Federico has been board member of BouT student association and has worked as research assistant for the urbanism department. He has joined CRA in April 2017.

  • Juan Carlos Romero

    Business Developer

    Juan Carlos is an architect and MSc in Management in the Built Environment from TU Delft, where he graduated with a thesis on collaborative planning for urban regeneration projects in Latin America. Throughout his career he developed a strong interest on the way that people interact with each other and with the built environment, with explorations on different scales from interior design to urban planning. Previously, He studied architecture at Los Andes University and worked with a number of design firms in his native Bogotá. He joined CRA in 2018 as Business Developer.

  • Nicola Scaramuzza


    Nicola graduated with a Bachelors degree Architecture from Venice’s Iuav in July 2014. He is currently finishing his studies for a Master Degree in Sustainable Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino with the thesis project about Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic stadium. He has participated in a number of international workshops and won the workshop “Intelligent Perth” about a concept masterplan of Midland, Australia. He is also an American football player and since 2015 he joined the Italian Nation team.

  • James Schrader

    Project Manager/Senior Architect

    James Schrader joined Carlo Ratti’s New York office in 2018. From 2014 to 2017, he worked for Only If, an innovative practice for architecture and urbanism in New York City. Previously, James spent a year in Moscow at the Strelka Institute’s research residency program, and also worked most notably on regional planning research for the Shrinking Cities Project in Berlin, a facade installation for the Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and master plans for new districts in Los Angeles, New York, and Kuala Lumpur. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Yale and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from Princeton.

  • Carlotta Sillano

    Communication Consultant

    Carlotta graduated cum laude in Communication and Media Culture from the University of Turin with a thesis about Sound Art. She is now studying for a PhD in Digital Humanities at the University of Genova and supporting CRA in press and communications. She is interested in the semiotics of art languages, above all in music and contemporary art. As a musician/songwriter, with the stage name “Carlot-ta”, she published two studio albums. She has played in a number of prestigious venues and festivals (MiTo Settembre Musica, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Liverpool Sound City, Paratissima Skopje, Premio Tenco, Festival dei due mondi…) and her songs have been included in advertising campaigns (Ford 2012) and movies (La luna su Torino by Davide Ferrario, 2014).

  • Greta Stefanova


    Greta is graduated with honours from Politecnico di Milano in 2015 after an international exchange in the Technical University of Lisbon and a foundation year in the department of Interactive/ Media/ Design, the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands. She has an international working experience in Italy, Portugal, Germany and Finland, having participated in the development on a variety of residential, commercial and social environment improvement projects. Greta has a strong training in fine arts and has a background in working on various UN projects. She joined the CRA team in November 2017.

  • Francesco Strocchio

    Senior Architect

    Francesco graduated from Politecnico di Torino in 2010 with a master thesis on informal settlements in Mumbai which was selected as one of the World’s Best Graduation Projects in the Archiprix 2011. As an architect, Francesco studied and worked in Turin, Turku (Finland), Madrid, Bruxelles, Boston and Mumbai developing attitude to multidisciplinary and dynamic environments. Since 2010 Francesco worked with MARC Architetti Associati in Turin, taking part in the creative process of the design as well as coordinating the executive drawings and the construction works. In 2011, within the project Situa.to/ Your city, He conceived and cured the projects “I muri di Mirafiori, Volodja” with Wu Ming 1 and “Cantiere Barca” with Raumlabor in Turin. Francesco joined CRA in November 2014.

  • Alessandro Tassinari


    Alessandro graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence in 2016 with a thesis that explored the potential of robotic construction and 3D printing for architecture. He participated to different workshops about parametric computation, digital prototyping and robotic fabrication, in addition to be selected to take part to a research project in Shanghai in July 2015. He is co-founder of the most read Italian website about 3D printing- Stampa3d-forum.it – and he worked as 3D printing instructor and consultant for professionals. Alessandro joined CRA in October 2016.

  • Giovanni Trogu

    Junior Architect

    Giovanni graduated cum laude in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan in July 2017 with the thesis “Identity in the making: from conservation to transmission of local identity through architecture”. His research investigates how architectural identity is evolving with digital
    and parametric design tools and the consequences it has on social and cultural patterns.Giovanni has collaborated with Urban Simulation Laboratory at Politecnico of Milan,experimenting dynamic VR experiences and techniques to support the design process.He also worked as teaching assistant and digital consultant for environmental analysis and parametric design at the 5th year design studio. After having worked as integrated project coordinator he has joined CRA in January 2018.

  • Matteo Zerbi

    Senior Architect

    Matteo is an architect and a graphic designer with experience in design, planning and research in different countries such as Lebanon, Argentina, India, Italy, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and United Kingdom. He holds an MSc in Architecture and Urban Planning and experienced collaborations with teams from different cultural and social background such as Catalytic Action, empowering communities through strategic and innovative spacial interventions. Throughout his career he focused his personal interest and professional research in vernacular architecture, slum upgrading, landscape structures, art, graphic and participatory engagement. Matteo joined CRA in November 2017.

  • Gianluca Zimbardi

    Architect / 3D Artist

    Gianluca holds a degree in Architecture for Sustainable Project from the Politecnico di Torino, with a thesis regarding the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition (with publication as meritorious argument). During the university period, he has joined a series of participatory planning workshop, including “Designing public spaces of interaction” and “Redevelopment of the area Ex-Macello in Moncalieri”. He has been a teaching assistant for the Architecture Design workshop at the Politecnico di Torino, and together with Professor Roberto Apostolo has co-organized the “Metamorphosis art / architecture” international design workshop for students at the Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum. He is passionate in the world of architectural visualization at large: renders, graphics and animation. He joined CRA in September 2016.

  • Externals



    Walter graduated from Politecnico di Torino with an urban design project which was awarded the Archiprix 2003’s Honourable Mention – World’s Best Graduation Projects. Often invited as a lecturer by various universities and cultural institutions, Walter is currently serving as adjunct professor at the University of Ferrara’s Department of Architecture, where he is coordinating, together with Gabriele Lelli and Gianluca Cristoforetti, the multidisciplinary research group Next City Lab. Walter practices in Turin in the fields of architecture and urban planning, and he is a board member of OII+, a cultural association promoting architecture through events, publications, lectures, and workshops. After having contributed to the founding of the studio and played an active role until 2014, Walter Nicolino now acts as an external consultant to CRA.

  • Makr Shakr



    Edoardo, originally from the breathtaking hill town of Santo Stefano Belbo, is completing his Bachelor degree in Engineering & Management with focus on IT and ICT. After an experience in managing a family business in wine production, in October 2016 he has decided to step up in the cocktail world by joining the Makr Shakr team as a trainee. Now supporting the management operations, he is eager to grow professionally, gaining an in-depth awareness of the work dynamics.

  • Alessandro Incisa

    Alessandro graduated in Industrial Engineering (MSc. Honors) from the Politecnico di Torino and Project Management (MSc. Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology, before beginning his career working in both China and the Middle East. He is actively involved in research, investigating the development of Lean Manufacturing across multiple sectors, and is currently collaborating with CRA as project manager in the design and realization of new products for market. Passionate about exploring the world, Alessandro has an incessant curiosity in gaining new knowledge through combining different disciplines.

  • Alfredo Marinucci

    Alfredo graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He was involved in a research program at Milan Politecnico about high efficient vehicles (electric, solar and fuel cell powered). He participated in numerous international competitions about fuel efficiency and he and his team won awards and prizes about vehicle design and set international and Italian records. Since 2011, he worked on some innovative business ideas and co-founded a startup company in the 3D printing industry. Alfredo also collaborated with several companies as a freelance consultant, mostly working on mechanical design, product development, prototyping and composite materials. He loves outdoor sports and on the road adventures; he is an avid motorcyclist.

  • Lorenzo Risitano

    Lorenzo graduated with a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Management (Logistics and Production) in December 2013. His thesis explored a comparison between main production control systems: MRP Conwip and Kanban. Within the university context, he pursued several projects based on strategic analysis. Lorenzo worked part-time supporting management activities in different firms both in Turin and Messina. He is currently working towards a Master of Science in Engineering and Management, and is highly interested in embracing new professional relationships and improving his competence through new experiences. His hobbies include travelling and discovering new cultures. Lorenzo joined CRA office in October 2015.


    Emanuele Rossetti (born 1969 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian engineer, educated at “Politecnico di Torino” (IT) and “City of London Polytechnic” (UK). He holds a PhD in applied mechanics and has taught robot’s mechanics at “Politecnico di Torino” (IT). A seasoned executive with experience and interest in high growth businesses, Emanuele has a strong track record in developing, structuring and executing big projects in public organizations (head of Overlay department for the Torino Organizing Committee for the XX Winter department Olympic Games, from bidding process in 2001 to closing ceremony in 2006) as well as in private companies (CEO of Nussli Italia, from the foundation of the company in 2007 to securing and managing large construction projects for the Universal Expo Milano in 2015). From October 2016 he started a new adventure as CEO of Makr Shakr, the maker of the world’s first robotic bar, where he’s now leveraging his skills at designing and managing complex processes and relationships, and his ability to recruit and manage high performing teams. Most importantly, he can quench his thirst for creativity, innovation and perfectly mixed cocktails.

  • Filippo Zanotto

    Filippo was born in Turin where he graduated in industrial engineering and management in july 2015. Before joining CRA he worked for sport and entertainment associations, dealing with events and cultural activities organization. He was also an intern in BasicNet, where he was operative for six months in the logistics department. He joined CRA in November 2015, as a member of the Makr Shakr team.

  • Andre Almeida
  • Ian Ardouin-Fumat
  • Eric Baczuk
  • Daniele Baiotto
  • Matteo Basta
  • Charlotte Baumert
  • Mattia Benatti
  • Eugenio Bini
  • Leonardo Amerigo Bonanni
  • Claudio Bonicco
  • Michele Bonino
  • Alberto Bottero
  • Livia Breccia
  • Andrea Brena
  • Filipa Carvalho
  • Jacqueline Castañeda
  • Federica Cerruti
  • Sofia Cornejo Reindl
  • Paolo de Biase
  • Chiara De Grandi
  • Eric Dell’Orco
  • Maxime Desmond
  • Kristina Drapic
  • Caterina Falleni
  • Andrea Fasolo Rao
  • Filippo Ferraris
  • Luigi Farrauto
  • Anna Chiara Frisa
  • Andrea Galanti
  • Justin Gallagher
  • Ben Gamse
  • Claudio Gerenzani
  • Newsha Ghaeli
  • Andrea Giordano
  • Gabriella Giungato
  • Martine Grange
  • Dario Guazzo
  • Damiano Gui
  • Alan Huang
  • Melanie Imfeld
  • Selina Kanner
  • Oliver Kazimir
  • Matteo Lai
  • Justin Lee
  • Sangeun Lee
  • Pietro Leoni
  • Andrea Lo Papa
  • Benedetta Maggi
  • Peter Geelmuyden Magnus
  • Sara Massa
  • Luis Mesejo
  • Claudia Michelazzo
  • Mariachiara Mondini
  • Beatrice Nassi
  • Otto Ng
  • Stefano Oletto
  • Francesca Omodeo
  • Levent Ozruh
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