LORENZO PAGNAMENTA, AIA

Lorenzo Pagnamenta is a founding partner and design principal of APT ARCHITECTURE (Pagnamenta Torriani), a New York-based Atelier and international practice. 

 

He is an expert at the development of sophisticated design geometry and brings an artistic flavor to the studio’s projects, having previously been involved in the art world as a painter.

 

The studio’s designs are well informed by his multidisciplinary experience, resulting in holistic architecture that unites all components and advanced technologies to deliver harmonious spaces with original vision.

 

Lorenzo leads the sustainability, technology, quality control and project direction aspects of the practice.

 

He led the award-winning Mariners Harbor Branch Library and manages many school projects in NYC, including the new Culinary Arts Institute, the Science Labs and numerous new library spaces.

 

Lorenzo has presented at the AIANY Center of Architecture, as well as internationally at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, and the USI in Lugano among other venues.

 

He served on the Board of the Suisse Institute of Art in NYC and on the Design Award Committee of the AIA NYC.

He is registered in New York State, in New Jersey, in Connecticut, in Switzerland and is a graduate of the ETH-Zürich.

ANNA TORRIANI, AIA

 

Anna Torriani is a founding partner and design principal of APT ARCHITECTURE (Pagnamenta Torriani), a New York-based Atelier and international practice.

 

Her expertise lies in the ability to analyze and synthesize each assignment.

A strong advocate for design excellence in the public realm, she researches the geography, history, culture, interacts with the community and translates the findings into a concept in dialogue with the specific environment.

 

Anna is leading the Byblos Library and Central Administration Complex and she is involved in all design aspects of the studio.

 

Anna pursues her understanding of public space through the studio’s Shaping Public Space (SPS) initiative and public engagement, having been nominated by Ban-Ki-Moon to serve on the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, and as co-chair of the Public Architecture Committee of the NYC AIA Chapter.

 

Anna has presented at the AIANY Center of Architecture, as well as internationally in 2020 at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, at Shaping the City Forum at the 2018 Architecture Venice Biennale, in Lausanne for the Bibliothèque Information Suisse and in Atlanta for the ALA, among other venues.

 

She is registered in New York State, in Switzerland and is a graduate of the ETH-Zürich.