We are a group of Architects, interested in Landscape and Urban Design, with innovative spirit and interest in research and practice. We have an international experience in research, teaching and design.
Our research interest throughout our careers has been in the field of urban and landscape studies with a strong commitment in adopting a multidisciplinary approach – architecture, landscape, urbanism, transport – and in pursuing pioneering research through design.
We strongly believe that professional practice and theoretical apparatus must be combined together in order to achieve a comprehensive and informed applied knowledge. Our research background plays a fundamental role for developing concrete and feasible design by research projects.
For a number of years we have worked on projects that required spatial and environmental planning and development, extensive on-site investigation, mapping and analysis, alternative scenarios development, planning methods and above all ‘research by design’/’design by research’ approaches.
We eager to investigate the continuity and complexity of the urban facts, both relying on fundamental historical-theoretical references and inspiring the advancement of inventive approaches.
Laura is a designer, researcher and instructor.
She is currently an adjunct Professor in Landscape Architecture and in Urbanism at IUAV University of Venice and at Politecnico di Milano and she had recently taught at at NUS National University of Singapore, at VIU Venice International University, and at the University of Padova. After working as an architect in London, Milan and Padova, in 2008 Laura founded Superlandscape, an urban, landscape and architecture research firm.
Winner of numerous research fellowships, in 2011 Laura was awarded by the Marie Curie Cofund Fellowship within the European Community Seventh Framework Programme. In 2002 she was awarded by a research grant by the Foundation CARIVE (in collaboration with IUAV University of Venice), which allowed her to graduate with honors in urban studies and landscape at Harvard Design School.
Laura Cipriani received a Ph.D. in Urbanism in 2008 from IUAV Ph.D. School coordinated by Prof. B. Secchi and Prof. Viganò, a Master’s degree (M.Des.) with distinction focused on urban and landscape studies from Harvard University (Graduate School of Design) in 2004 (attended with a CARIVE grant), and Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Architecture with honors from Venice University (IUAV) in 2001.