ABOUT

The name ATOMAA derives from the Ancient Greek word ἄτομος (átomos, “indivisible”) which comes from the words ἀ + τέμνω (“not” + “to cut”). 
In ancient (and still in modern) Greek language ἄτομος (átomos) also means Person.

FOUNDERS

Andrea Del Pedro Pera

Born in Domodossola, Andrea studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University, and in Athens, at the National Technical University NTUA. He completed his degree in 2008. He is registered architect at Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM).
After graduating, he worked for architectural practices in Greece (Eleni Kostika Architecture, Athens) and in Italy (Studio Ravogli, Milan) until he joined David Chipperfield Architects in 2009, where he worked as a project architect until 2013.
Andrea moved to South America in 2013 and worked on several projects in Santiago de Chile.
Whilst in Chile, he also designed and constructed several country houses in association with the architectural practice Matias Zegers Arquitectos.
In August 2014 he founded in Santiago de Chile ANDEarchitettura. Since 2009 he has also been teaching assistant in the Architectural Design courses at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
In 2018 he co-founded with Cesare and Umberto the architectural firm ATOMAA.

Cesare Galligani

Born in Milan, Cesare studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University and Facultade de Arqutectura do Porto. He completed his degree in 2008. He is registered architect at Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM) and Architects Registration Board in UK (ARB).
Between 2006 and 2008, during his studies, he participated in few projects in architectural offices like: Matteo Thun & Partners, Gianni Ottolini, Liverani&Molteni.
From 2008 to 2011 he works with Onsitestudio Srl, international architectural firm based in Milan, while collaborating as assistant teacher in Politecnico di Milano (arch. Fortis’s design course). In 2011 he starts his own firm “Planair”, focused on residential buldings and interior design. Between 2016 and 2019, he is project leader at Onsitestudio Srl, working on Public Building for Sport Facilities and Offices in Sassuolo.
In 2018 he co-founded with Andrea and Umberto the architectural firm ATOMAA.

Umberto Maj

Born in Varese, Umberto studied in Milan, at the Polytechnic University, where he graduated in 2007. Since then he divides his time between practice and research, attending construction sites (with Claudio Sangiorgi) and participating in design competitions (with Andrea and Cesare). Since 2008 he has been involved in metropolitan architecture and environmental sustainability with Massimo Fortis as part of his PhD course and he is a member of the CTBUH (Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats). In 2012 he received a PhD in AUC (Architecture and Urban Planning and Conservation of Housing and Landscape) and he founded the studio ASABESI with Eleonora Salsa with whom he shares the passion for the intimate scale of living spaces, the scent of wood and reflected light. Craftmanship and Playfulness are two terms that are nice to him.
From 2018 he teaches Architectural Design with Orsina Simona Pierini at the Polytechnic University of Milan and with Andrea and Cesare co-founded ATOMAA.

The practice was founded in 2018 by Andrea Del Pedro Pera, Cesare Galligani and Umberto Maj. ATOMAA is formed from a fifteen-year friendship between the three partners and the union of their three architectural firms.
ATOMAA is Architecture and Interior Design. The studio takes care of the architectural design and the coordination of the key aspects of the project, in order to propose synthetic visions for unique inhabitable spaces.
ATOMAA aims to create a unique relationship between people and architecture.

ATOMAA TEAM
Viviana Ramires
Born in Milan, in 1990, Viviana studied at the Politecnico di Milano Bovisa where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Sciences. In 2017, during her academic studies, she joined ANDEArchitettura studio. 
In April 2018, she completed her studies at the Polytechnic of Milan, discussing the thesis of a Master's Degree in Architecture "A route for sport. Project for the enhancement, reuse and use of the Punta Alice lighthouse ”. 
After obtaining the professional qualification and enrolling in the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM), she joined in August 2018 studio ATOMAA.
Samantha Furlotti
Born in Legnano, Milano, in 1992, Samantha studied at the Politecnico di Milano, achieving, in 2015, a Bachelor Degree in Architecture and, in April 2018, a Master Degree in Architecture, with a thesis titled: “Woon-Hub: residential and productive complex in Amsterdam Noord”. She is registered architect at Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (OAM) since october 2018. After the graduation she joined the architectural firm Asabesi and since 2018 she is collaborating with ATOMAA.
Matteo Negri
Born in Vigevano, Italy, in 1992, Matteo studied Architecture in Milan, at Politecnico di Milano, and in Seville, Spain, at ETSA. During his academic studies, he joined in 2017 ANDEArchitettura studio. He graduated in 2019 with a thesis about the traditional alpine architecture refurbishment. After the graduation he joined ATOMAA.
Philip Kolevsohn
Born in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa, Philip graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies Degree from the University of Cape Town, after which, he spent a year working for an architecture and urban design firm in Cape Town. In 2019, he graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, with a thesis titled ‘Living Together in a Crowded City’. Philip has been collaborating with ATOMAA since the beginning of 2019.
ATOMAA PEOPLE
ATOMAA would not exist without the valuable collaboration with professionals,
colleagues and even friends, all of whom leave an important trace in the realisation of our vision.

Eleonora Salsa
Claudio Sangiorgi
Pietro Pusceddu
Luca Rossi
Antonio Mantelli
Matias Zegers

Every person who joins our team, with energy and enthusiasm, is not only valued as a highly skilled and talented collaborator,
but is valued as an individual who becomes part of the writing of our narrative.

Maria Giulia Di Donato
Sara Alinovi
Edoardo Allocchio
Valeria Colosetti
Francesca Luci
Saeid Kalantari
Simone Marusi
Fabio Valcamonico
Teresa Malchiodi
Tommaso Meena
Greta Lamoretti
Danilo Monzani
Ylenia Rose Testore
Beatrice Utano
Benedetta Vitale
Alberto Andrés Ibarra Vivas

Last but certainly not least, those who turn our ideas (and material projections) into reality.
ATOMAA chooses to entrust its projects with local artisans, each adding their personal flavour to our visions during the process of production.
These craftsmen and women pour their hearts into their craft and we often find ourselves spending countless hours with them, getting our hands dirty,
in order to better understand their craft while being given the opportunity to add our creative touch to the production process.
This is an approach we love, truly value and appreciate.

Gianbattista Caldara
Giovanni Flutar
Franco Donghi
Alberto Giozza