Maria-Chiara Piccinelli

First Year Design Tutor

Maria-Chiara Piccinelli is an Architect and Director of PiM.studio Architects in London.

Maria-Chiara is as interested in the technical aspects of architecture – the finer details, the way things fit together, the materials – as she is in the way we use the spaces in which we live and work. She is a strong believer in the importance of public spaces for a city to thrive, and in the crucial role nature plays within architecture.

As a director of PiM.studio alongside Maurizio Mucciola, she brings to the practice many years of experience leading complex and high-profile projects. She began her career in Italy, and has since worked in Tokyo, Edinburgh and Paris for Kengo Kuma & Associates, and in Rotterdam for OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Most recently, she applied her rigour and eye for detail as project architect on the much-heralded revamp of the Galleries Lafayette revamp in Paris for Amanda Levete Architects.

She is registered with the ARB (Architects Registration Board) and with the OAPPC (the architects register in Italy).

Maria-Chiara holds a Master of Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano, she is also Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme.