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.


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.

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.

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.

Samantha Furlotti
Born in Legnano, Milano, in 1992, Samantha studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture in 2015. In April 2018 she received her Master's Degree in Architecture, with a thesis titled: “Woon-Hub: residential and productive complex in Amsterdam Noord”. She is a registered architect at the Order of Architects of Milan (Ordine degli Architetti di Milano) since October 2018. After graduating she joined the architectural firm Asabesi and has been collaborating with ATOMAA since 2018.
Sofia Badessi
Born in Milan in 1990, Sofia studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan and at the University College London (UCL). In April 2016 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture with a thesis titled “Turnabout, three micro-community projects for the lighthouses of the Egadi Islands”. After graduating, she worked with architectural firm VAN studio in Milan for three years. She is a registered architect at the Order of Architects of Milan (Ordine degli Architetti di Milano) since 2018. Since 2016 she was involved as an academic tutor in the Interior Architecture Design Studio with Arnaldo Arnaldi at the Polytechnic University of Milan. In January 2021, together with a team of collaborators, she won the design competition “San Vittore, Spazio alla Bellezza” organized by Triennale Milano. In February 2021 she began her collaboration with ATOMAA.
Bianca Magi
Born in Prato, in 1995, Bianca studied at the University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze), where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Sciences. In December 2020, after an experience of six months in Germany at TUM (Technische Universität München), she completed her studies at the Polytechic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano) achieving her Master of Science Degree in Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors. In February 2021 she began her collaboration with ATOMAA.
Fabio Figaroli
Fabio was born in the province of Bergamo in 1989. He completed his studies at the Polytechnic University of Milan and at the Universidad Politecnica di Valencia. He concluded his studies in 2014, presenting his thesis entitled "Benimaclet, a territory in expectation" on urban regeneration in a peripheral area of the city of Valencia, with Prof. Arch. Camillo Magni. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Order of Architects of Bergamo. During his studies he began collaborating with Studio Elementary & Paolo Pasquini Architects, dealing with both small and large-scale projects. Since 2017 he has been a teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano, in the Urban Design courses with Arch. Cino Zucchi and Arch. Stephen Tropea. He began collaborating with ATOMAA in February 2022.
Virginia Russo
Virginia was born in Domodossola in 1979. She graduated in Political Science in Milan and worked for twenty years in HR consultancy services. In 2019 she entrusted the renovation of her apartment to Andrea, Cesare and Umberto, whom she met during her university years, becoming their first client. In the following years she left the consultancy sector and began a collaboration with ATOMAA, as head of personnel administration management.
ATOMAA would not exist without the valuable collaboration with professionals,
colleagues and friends, all of whom leave an important trace in the realisation of our vision.

Eleonora Salsa
Claudio Sangiorgi
Pietro Pusceddu
Mohammed Haida
Luca Rossi
Antonio Mantelli
Matias Zegers
Alberto Strada

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.

Philip Kolevsohn
Giulia Barilli
Sofía Orihuela
Alessia Belotti
Kerstin Tafaro
Giulia Senni
Zoe Malvagna
Marika Grasso
Marta Chiara Gobbo
Levan Eloshvili
Sovann Chrétien
Winona Golenja Hoic
Francesca Tritapepe
Silvia Bergamini
Elena Verrico
Ludovica Petraccia
Yolanda Guastaferro
Konstantinos Ballis
Viviana Ramires
Valentina Pastori
Margherita Dellepiane
Celia Cardona
Sara Servadei
Arianna Bianchini
Matteo Previato
Letizia Ceriani
Stefano Martinenghi
Elisabetta Vanni
Maria Veronica Cantale
Ottavia Cavallo
Matteo Negri
Maria Giulia Di Donato
Sara Alinovi
Edoardo Allocchio
Valeria Colosetti
Francesca Luci
Saeid Kalantari
Simone Marusi
Fabio Valcamonico
Teresa Malchiodi Albedi
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



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