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

 

AGNIESZKA  OLSZEWSKA-GUIZZO

Nationality: Polish, Portuguese

Agnieszka brings to Impronta expertise in biophilia and the design of views and landscapes supporting mental health. 


Doctor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology, she obtained her PhD at the University of Porto in Portugal and currently is a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. 


She is interested in the relationship between the characteristics of the natural and built environment and mental health and well-being.


She introduced and operationalised the concept of Contemplative Landscapes and proposed a psychometric tool (Contemplative Landscape Model), which is a quantitative scale for assessing and classifying views, based on their potential mental health benefits through just passive observation. She has collaborated with top research centres and government agencies in Europe and Asia.

 

LAURA SANGIORGI

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.

 

NOUR TAWIL

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.

 

ALESSANDRO VILLA

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.  

 

DIANA SANTOS

Nationality: Ecuadorian

Diana brings to Impronta her experience in real estate and the ability to

translate the neuroscientific information into architectural design.  


Architect, a graduate in "Business management of real estate companies" from USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) in 2014. 

She obtained a master's degree in 'Neuroscience applied to architectural design' from IUAV in 2020. 


In 2014 she opened her first interior design "boutique firm" in Quito (Ecuador) where she has created projects of a total surface of circa 10,000 m2. 


She is a Fellow of the Center for Conscious Design co-responsible for the "Neuroscience and architecture" domain.

 

ALINA OSNAGA

Nationality: Romanian

Alina is an intern at Impronta. She brings to Impronta enthusiasm and a new perspective on the design of healthy and sustainable environments informed by neuroscience. 


The scientist with more than 12 years of international experience in the built environment.


A graduate student at the program 'Neuroscience applied to architectural design' (University IUAV) having a great interest in how neuroscience research can be linked to human responses to the environment. 

She is passionate about healthy buildings and their connection with human well-being, climate change, and sustainability. 


When she is not working on solving interdisciplinary problems involving the environment, interior physics, and building physics, you can find her reading or writing articles on air quality, sustainability, and policies. 

 

EZIO LILLI

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. 

 

NATALIA OLSZEWSKA

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 (UCL, ENS, 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, she participated in projects for big companies (Google, Association of Children’s Museums, Landsec, HKS Architects, EDGE) and individual clients. 


A Fellow of The Centre for Conscious Design, co-responsible for the ‘Neuroscience and Architecture’ and ‘Design for Wellbeing' domains. She organized the Conscious Warsaw Webinar, which was a part of the 2020 Conscious Cities Festival. 

Natalia presented her NAAD master degree thesis during the 2018 Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Her articles were published in the Journal of Science Informed Design, the 2020 Conscious Cities Anthology and Intertwining. Together, with her colleague, Michal Matlon she co-authors Venetian Letter, a blog and newsletter on science-informed design.

 

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