Alessandro Castiglioni is a Part II Architectural Assistant at Foster + Partners in London, UK.
Born and raised in Italy, Alessandro initially relocated to Australia for a yearlong cultural exchange program while undertaking his Scientific Lyceum education. 
He moved to Melbourne in 2015 to study Architecture at RMIT University. 
Following two design excellence awards, numerous shortlists, and a semester-long architecture exchange program with SCI-Arc in Los Angeles,
Alessandro completed his Master of Architecture, graduating in the top two per cent of RMIT higher education students in 2020.
Between 2017 and 2021, Alessandro gained valuable professional experience at MUIR Architecture, under the mentorship of RMIT Lecturer and former AIA Victorian Chapter President Amy Muir.
At MUIR, he contributed to various collaborative public projects and competitions and worked on a range of residential jobs, spanning from heritage interventions to new builds.
Being part of the small team that delivered the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, provoked in Alessandro a keen interest in civic architecture and public installations.
Alessandro's interests outside the discipline developed during artist Lucy McRae's design studio at SCI-Arc and strengthened during his thesis project at RMIT University.
His personal research aims to acknowledge the intrinsic value of architectural thinking in the domains of governance and environmental psychology.
The interest lies in uncovering the intricate relationship between the architecture of the city and the architecture of the brain.
Alessandro's future practice aims to reconcile his passion for design and architecture with his interests in governance and human behaviour.
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