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THIS IS
WHO WE ARE

Peter Pichler Architecture is an award winning laboratory
for architecture based in Milan.

We are a young, dynamic and experimental team dedicated to developing an innovative and contemporary approach to architecture.
Understanding tradition is the key to radical evolution. Hence, we incorporate close familiarity with local culture and respect for the natural environment into every single project. This credo builds our studio’s foundations and reflects the way we work. Our vision and team are the pillars of our success.

We are a young & dynamic family – Diverse – Gender equal – From all over the world – Always a team – Non-hierarchical – Experimental – Crazy about innovation – Obsessed with beauty – Bold – Detail-oriented – Nature-loving – Proud & Visionary

TEAM

SIMONA ALU’

ASSOCIATE

IPEKSU BASIBUYUK

PR & PRESS

LUDOVICO CAPESTRO

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

DANIELE COLOMBATI

SENIOR ARCHITECT

JENS KELLNER

SENIOR ARCHITECT

NIKLAS KNAP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

FILIPPO OGLIANI

SENIOR ARCHITECT

SILVANA ORDINAS

FOUNDER & PARTNER

CEM OZBASARAN

SENIOR ARCHITECT

PETER PICHLER

FOUNDER & PARTNER

FEDERICA RIZZO

PROJECT ARCHITECT

NATHALIA ROTELLI

PROJECT ARCHITECT

AMIR SAJADIFAR

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

AIDIN SHAMSALGHORAEI

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

RAMA WAEL

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

THE STORY

PPA was conceived on a beach in Mallorca, Spain, by Silvana Ordinas and Peter Pichler and opened its doors in Milan, Italy in October 2015.
We had a desire to build something different, even if at the time we weren’t quite sure what it would look like. A young architect and an entrepreneur, we wanted independence, our own project that materialized our vision. We were both in the right place at the right time; emotionally, professionally. A sort of synergy took place, and the Studio was born. We took a calculated risk and invested in the studio. Milan was the obvious choice – well-known as a design hub and since EXPO 2015 a city in constant transformation. We were committed, passionate, driven – and a little scared! It has been a non-stop rollercoaster since. From our first project in Italy, we have now designed and developed a variety of projects at all scales and different locations. Our team keeps growing and so do our ideas. We look forward to hearing yours.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Peter Pichler was born in Bolzano, Italy in 1982. He studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he graduated with distinction in the masterclass of Zaha Hadid, as well as in the United States at the University of California (UCLA).
During his studies, Peter joined renowned architecture offices like Zaha Hadid Architects in London, Delugan Meissl in Vienna, and OMA / Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. After his graduation he worked as a project architect for Zaha Hadid Architects in Hamburg, researching and working on award winning projects and competitions in several countries. In 2015, he founded PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE in Milan together with his wife Silvana Ordinas.
Peter believes that architecture must have a strong bond with the culture and history of a specific place. He is interested in the analysis and research of vernacular architecture, materials, and elements that combined with technology can express a contemporary interpretation of the past.
He was nominated as the young Italian talent by the National Chamber of Architects in Italy and was a finalist at the Gold Medal of Architecture Prize of the Triennale di Milano and at the Dezeen Awards for Emerging Architect of the Year. He is a winner of “40 under 40” among the Best Emerging Young Architects & Designers in Europe selected by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
He is a registered Architect in Italy and a member of the Order of Architects of the province of Milan.

Silvana Ordinas was born in Mallorca, Spain in 1987. She holds an Executive Master degree in Marketing and Sales from SDA BOCCONI School of Management in Milan and ESADE Business School in Barcelona. She studied Tourism at the Universitat de les Illes Balears where she graduated in 2011.
Throughout her university studies Silvana also pursued an international modelling career, working for multiple international brands and immersing herself in the world of style and design. Following her degree Silvana joined her family real estate company in Mallorca as Project Manager, overseeing several projects from their design and construction phase to final sale, whilst supervising financial possibilities for future investments.
Towards the end of 2015 Silvana and Peter founded the architecture firm PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE in Milan where she is Studio Administration Manager, overseeing and directing clients, studio and financial strategies and decisions.

THE OFFICE

Our studio is located in a transformed historical warehouse in the Naviglio area of Milan.
In the 60s known as “el borgh di formaggiatt” the entire district with his canals was known for cheese ripening. The double-height space with its original arches on the interior was carefully renovated as an open space studio to enhance communication and maintain the original laboratory character.

Simona Alù

ASSOCIATE

Education
Architecture Degree, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.

Joined PPA
2016

Nationality
Italian

Ipeksu Basibuyuk

PR & PRESS

Education
Degree in English Language and Literature, Yeditepe University, Turkey.

Master in Fashion Digital Marketing, Nuova Accademia di Bella Arti, Italy.

Joined PPA
2024

Nationality
Turkish

Ludovico Capestro

Junior Architect

Education

Architecture Degree, National Higher School of Architecture Paris-Val de Seine, France.

Master in Architecture, Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Italy.

Joined PPA
2024

Nationality
Italian

Daniele Colombati

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Education
Architecture and Engineering Degree, University of Bologna, Italy.

Joined PPA
2016

Nationality
Italian

Jens Kellner

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Education

Architecture Degree, Bauhaus University, Germany.

Structural Engineering Graduate, University of Kassel , Germany.

Joined PPA
2024

Nationality
German

Niklas Knap

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Education
M.Arch, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.
B.Sc. in Architecture and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Joined PPA
2020

Nationality
Danish

Filippo Ogliani

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Education
M.Arch, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.

Joined PPA
2020

Nationality
Italian

Silvana Ordinas

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Education
Executive Master Degree in Marketing and Sales, SDA Bocconi Milan; ESADE Business School, Barcelona.
Degree in Tourism, University of Balearic Islands, Spain.

Joined PPA
2015

Nationality
Spanish / Finnish

Cem Ozbasaran

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Education
M.Arch, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.
B. S. Arch, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.

Joined PPA
2018

Nationality
Turkish

Peter Pichler

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Education
M.Arch. University of Applied Arts of Vienna, Austria /UCLA University of California, Los Angeles, United States.

Joined PPA
2015

Nationality
Italian

Federica Rizzo

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Education

Architecture Degree, Technical University of Vienna

Master of Science at Technical University of Vienna

Joined PPA
2022

Nationality
Italian

Nathalia Rotelli

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Education
M.Eng, University of Tokyo, Japan.
B.Arch, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil.

Joined PPA
2020

Nationality
Brazilian

Amir Sajadifar

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Education
Architecture Degree, University of Guilan, Iran.

Master in Built Environment Interiors, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Joined PPA
2023

Nationality
Iranian

Aidin Shamsalghoraei

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Education

Architectural Engineering, Architecture and Transformation Degree, Islamic Azad University, Iran.

Master of Arts in Architecture and Transformation, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark.

Joined PPA
2024

Nationality
Iranian

Rama Wael

JUNIOR ARCHITECT

Education

Interior Design Degree, University of Petra, Jordan.

Masters of Science in Spatial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Joined PPA
2023

Nationality
Jordanian