Simone Giostra graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 1995. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the founding partner of Simone Giostra & Partners, a full service firm based in New York. Prior to establishing his own practice, he acted as project architect for the design and construction of several prestigious international projects with a number of renowned architects, including Raphael Vinoly, Raimund Abraham, Steven Holl and Richard Meier.
Mr. Giostra has lectured extensively in Europe and the US, most recently at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, for the “Feltman Lecture” at Cooper Union in New York, at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He was the recipient of the Archi-Tech Award, the Boston Society of Architects “Sustainable design award”, a finalist of the World Architecture Festival and the Zumtobel Award in 2008. His work was published in several books and journals including: The New York Time, The Washington Post, CNN, Architectural Record, A+U, Detail Magazine and Metropolis.
Mr. Giostra is the 2010 Fellow in Architecture and Environmental Structures from the NY Foundation for the Arts; he is a permanent member of the International Scientific Committee for the European Solar Energy Conference and an advisor to the JRC, providing the European Commission with scientific and technical support. Since 1998 Mr. Giostra has held faculty positions at Cooper Union, New Jersey Institute of Technology and City College in New York. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute in New York and a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Milan.
Roberto Mancini is Founding & Managing Partner and contact person of FOR Engineering Architecture – www.for-arch.com.
He graduated in engineering at the Politecnico of Turin and received a Ph.D. in Technical Architecture, before specializing in the integration and coordination of specialized services in complex projects developed at European level (Luxembourg, France and Germany). He managed, as Project Manager or Project Engineer, working groups involved in the construction of residential and executive offices complexes, infrastructure and high-rise buildings, developed in partnership with architects and engineering companies of international relevance (Massimiliano Fuksas, Cino Zucchi, 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, Dominique Perrault, Christophe Gulizzi).
Since 2006 he is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan, dealing with the technical component of design labs.
Arturo Tedeschi is an architect and computational designer. Since 2004 he has complemented his professional career with an independent research on parametric design, focusing on relationships between architecture and digital design tools. He is the author of Parametric Architecture with Grasshopper, a best-selling book on parametric design, originally published in Italy and translated into English in 2012. He has taught parametric design at many universities, companies and institutions and from 2012 he is the co-director of the AA Rome Visiting School for the Architectural Association School (London). His work has been featured on a series of international magazines and exhibited in Rome, Milan, Venice, London and Paris. He has collaborated with leading architecture firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects, before setting up his consulting company A>T. In 2014 he published AAD_Algorithms-Aided Design, the reference book on algorithmic modeling.