Lorenzo studied architecture in Florence (Italy) where he graduated “cum laude”, receiving the “best student of the year” award, for the academic year 2001/2002. His studies included a year spent at University of Central England in Birmingham (UK) and a term at New York University in New York City (USA). Immediately after graduation, Lorenzo worked for the renowned Italian architectural firm ”Archea Associati” and registered as a chartered architect in the Italian Order of Architects (O.A.P.P.C.). In 2004 he began post-graduate study, obtaining his PhD in Architecture Technology in 2007, with a final thesis on innovative use of tensegrity structures. Lorenzo started working as a freelance architect in 2003, and, with other young Italian architects, founded nEmoGruppo Architetti in 2004. As a partner of nEmoGruppo, he was involved in several projects and competitions in Italy and abroad, spanning from urban design and landscape design to architecture and set design. He continued to alternate his architectural work with collaborations at the University of Florence, where he tutored students of the Architecture Technology course and co-tutored several students in their final thesis. In 2010 Lorenzo was appointed Managing Director and is currently living in Abu Dhabi and managing M+N’s Middle East branch office. His academic career is continuing in UAE, with a collaboration as a part time instructor at Alhosn University.