Born in Palermo. She graduated a University of Architecture of Palermo and she studied in Marseille, at the École d’Architecture de Luminy. In 1999 she started collaborating with the Établissement Publique d’Aménagement Urbain Euromediterranée in Marseille. She, also, studied landscaping – Master of Lanndscape architecture at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spagna.
From 2002 to 2004 she worked as project manager in the offices of Oriol Bohigas (MBM Arquitectes) and Carlo Ferrater (OAB), developing projects in Spain, Italy and France. These professional experiences deeply shaped her formation. In 2004 foundes with Massimo basile MAB Arquitectura based in Barcelona and Milan. The approach of the office is based on the research of a unique, pragmatic and site-specific architecture imbued with a strong identity, developed from user needs and totally respectful with the urban conditions where it is conceived. The studio research focuses on the eco-neighborhood design, the reuse and transformation of buildings and brownfields as a contemporary requirement and as a sustainable development strategy. Among the most relevant works, the Social Housing and Public Park project of Via Gallarate in Milan, the completion for the University Campus of Geneva, the completion for the masterplans of Bologna railway station and Pirelli area in Settimo Torinese, The Cultural Centre and social housing for young workers in Paris, and two residential building in Milan,in collaboration with Beretta Associati, a residential and commercial complex in Timisoara, Rumania.
MAB’s work was exhibited at the Italian Pavilion in the XII and XIV Biennale of Architecture in Venice (2010 and 2014), in Paris at the exhibition “Habiter 2011” and in “Vers les nouveaux logements sociaux” at the Cité de l’ Architecture et du Patrimoine. Via Gallarate project was awarded with the InArch/ANCE 2011 Prize and it was nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2011 and for the Gold Metal for Italian Architecture 2012. The Patronage Laïque project was awarded with the INARCH-ANCE 2014 Prize, and with the Honourable Mention in CNAPPC Prize.