SUMs is a team of architects based in Roma and Bologna (Italy), who decided to put together their competencies and skills acquired in years of practice in the fields of Universal Design and Parametric and Sustainable Planning towards a quality-oriented architecture, shaped both on people's real needs and functional capacities and on microclimatic data and environmental performance targets.
SUMs stands for Sustainability, Universal Design and Mathematics set. The summation symbol appears in our logo as we believe in Mathematics as a means to manage data complexity, and because we believe in the use of participatory methodologies, in multidisciplinary and team work and in the importance of sharing ideas and professional experiences in order to achieve both social and environmental challenges.
Architect - works on parametric modeling
and computational design; he is one of the founding members of
the Formulas Interdisciplinary Laboratory with which he manages to
combine his interests in mathematics and architecture participating
to numerous editions of the Festival della Scienza in Genova and to
numerous teaching and training experiences. He has been Lead
Architect, computational designer and information systems manager at
Insula Architettura e Ingegneria (from 2006 to 2009) and at King
Roselli Architetti (from 2009 to 2011); at present, he is part of
the Research and Development team at MCA Mario Cucinella Architects
as a Lead Architect and Manager of computer-aided
design/manufacturing technologies (parametric modeling, BIM, 3d
printing, optimization of planning and management processes and
activities, generative algorithms, script-language and flow charts).
He has been lecturer at numerous conferences on the topic.
Architect - works on inclusive and
universal planning applied to private and public spaces,
buildings, products and services. Since 1998 he is the architect
responsible at "Centro per l'Autonomia", for the adaptation design
strategies of living, working and study spaces of people with
disabilities, finalised to enhance their autonomy. Author of
different guidelines and regulations for inclusive planning on
behalf of associations for people with disabilities and in
collaboration with: FISH; INRES-COOP; ARPA Lazio, Parco Appia
Antica; Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco; UNI Ente Nazionale
Italiano di Unificazione. Architect and construction works
supervisor for house adaptation projects, home automation (domotics)
system design for people with severe disabilities, rehabilitation
and healthcare facilities, care homes for elderly people, inclusive
and accessible urban playgrounds.
Architect LEED AP BD+C - works on sustainable planning and bioclimatic architecture. She worked at Reinberg ZT GmbH and Fontana Atelier and from 2009 to 2015 she was an advisor for sustainability within the Research and Development team at MCA Mario Cucinella Architects. She was the executive director of the BGF Building Green Futures association (from 2013 to 2015) for which she edited the Guidelines Sustainable Solutions for Expo Milano 2015 and was the Lead Architect of the Green School project in Gaza, for which she also managed the capacity building activities. In 2015, she was the Program Chair of the 31st edition of the international conference on Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA). She participates as a lecturer to numerous conferences on the subject of sustainable planning, to juries and post-graduate courses in Italy and abroad. She has published several articles with the Franco Angeli as a member of the InCreaSe research group. Since 2017 is LEED AP BD+C.VIEW PROFILE
Architect - works on computational design and development of innovative tools for a more environmentally-conscious architectural design. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture of Bologna in 2015. He has started being interested in computational design, sustainable design and research during his master’s degree thesis - “outdoor/indoor: living with comfort. Qualification of Quartiere Pilastro in Bologna”. He joined the development team of a known Grasshopper plugin for environmental analysis and energy analysis of buildings called Ladybug in 2016. He worked with Fablab of Termoli about usage of AR in historical and monuments recreation in 2017. From 2016 to 2019 he worked at Accenture as a programmer analyst where he improved programming skills. He collaborated with the University of Arkansas Rome Center as a teacher of Grasshopper for architecture. Currently he works with ENVI-met company improving new software plugins. He started plugin development for Sketchup in 2019.