We are the international Team of
neuroscientists, architects, researchers, and quantity surveyors.




Nationality: Italian

Martina brings to Impronta expertise in light and its link to psychological and biological responses.

Lighting designer who works with the goal of implementing psychological and biological responses to architectural planning. Martina conducts

‘A Beautiful Light’ research which investigates the use of artificial lighting in support of a good attention level.

She graduated in Interior Design from Politecnico di Milano and from KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design and Health. Has done research at the Human-Technology Interaction Department of TU/e (The Eindhoven University of Technology) in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  

Currently, she is also working as an Architectural Lighting Designer in Portugal, for the lighting design & engineering studio WhitePure.




Nationality: Italian

Laura brings to Impronta expertise in colour and psycho-physiological wellness. 

Graduated in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 2002, after a one year experience at “Sint Lucas” of Brussels. Since 2003 she has been Didactic Assistant for the courses of Professor Danilo Redaelli at the School of Architecture and at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano, with seminars on themes concerning representation, perception, colour and neuroscience. She is also a lecturer at the ‘Neuroscience applied to architecture’ programme at Università IUAV teaching about colour and neuroscience. 

In the last few years, she has been studying how the use of colour can affect the way we live and react to the environment. 

The principles behind the science of colour are a strong part of her professional practice.



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Nationality: Lebanese

Nour brings to Impronta expertise in geometry and form, and their link with mental states

Berlin-based architect with extensive experience in project management and delivery of medium to big scale residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. 

She pursued her degree in “Neuroscience applied to Architectural Design” at Università IUAV di Venezia (Venice, 2018), with a focus on mental health.

Nour is currently a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin), where she is doing her PhD studies in Environmental Neuroscience. She is examining brain mechanisms in different architectural configurations with the purpose of informing architecture in ways to optimise mental functioning, physical/mental health and well-being.




Nationality: Italian

Alessandro brings to Impronta expertise in materials and interior finishes and their link with the human senses.

An architect, he alternates design activity with teaching; since 2003 he is an adjunct professor in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano and faculty member at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design. Visiting professor at the Tongji University of Shanghai and Goenka University in New Delhi.

He has been working on long-term research projects focused on innovation on behalf of international companies (FIAT, 3M, Fincantieri, Beiersdorf) and University. 

In 2004 he opened his interior design practice, covering also small scale architecture, graphic design and visual communication.

He is an expert in materials and finishes for interior use interested in senses and perceptive aspects.  




Nationality: American/Israeli

Miriam brings to Impronta expertise and exploration in the neurobiological mechanisms of human attachment to the spaces we inhabit.

As an architect and researcher, Miriam is driven to curiously investigate relationships between human beings and the built environment. Miriam has written and published articles on topics including: the use of awe in architecture as a potential pain disruptor, the prospect of liminal spaces, and the cognitive benefits of places of pause in developing place attachment.

Miriam graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado with a thesis titled "Neural Mechanisms of Place Attachment".



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Nationality: Polish

Agata contributes to lmpronta with excellent knowledge of research methods in psychology and environmental psychology

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Aberystwyth University. As part of her BS conducted a research with the use of Virtual Reality and compared attention restoration after a virtual walk in a forest and a big city. Following her BS undertook Master of Environmental Psychology at University of Surrey during which designed an online study looking at how favourite places vs favourite objects influence eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. lnterested in how architectural configurations affect cognition, emotions and behaviour, which social and environmental cues influence decision making and forming habits, how we can design the most supportive and stress-free spaces. 




Nationality: Italian 

Ezio brings to Impronta the ability to understand customer expectations and translate them into concrete solutions using excellent organisational skills. 

Co-Founder of Impronta. A Quantity Surveyor and Real Estate Agent, with over 25 years of experience in the construction and sales of many residential and commercial projects in Lombardy, Italy. 

Ezio has previously worked as a construction supervisor responsible for the architectural studio 'Aldo Lilli' and as sales manager for "Immobiliare Elletre" in Bergamo, Italy, collaborating with many other companies of the sector. 




Nationality: Polish

Natalia brings to Impronta knowledge in neuroscience, neuroscience applied to architecture and she is responsible for research. 

Co-Founder of Impronta. A physician, with over 15 years of experience, and unique educational training in medicine (Jagiellonian University & Tor Vergata), neuroscience (University College London, École Normale Supérieure, Sorbonne), and neuroscience applied to architectural design (Università IUAV). 

Worked previously at Hume, a science-informed architectural and urban design studio created by Itai Palti. As Lab Lead, participated in projects for big companies (Google, Association of Children’s Museums, Landsec, HKS Architects, EDGE) and individual clients. 

A faculty member of NAAD (Neuroscience Applied to Architectural Design) Master organized by Università IUAV and Politecnico di Milano. A fellow of the Centre for Conscious Design, co-responsible for the ‘Neuroscience and Architecture’ and ‘Design for Wellbeing' domains. Published previously in the Journal of Science Informed Design, the 2020 Conscious Cities Anthology, and Intertwining. Together with Michal Matlon co-authors Venetian Letter, a blog and newsletter on science-informed design.