PiM.studio is an innovative practice based in London working on Architecture, Urban Design and beyond.
Established in 2016, PiM.studio works on projects at every scale with a flexible, multidisciplinary and collaborative approach.
An open and multidisciplinary approach is indispensable to every design and a successful project can only generate from a close collaboration with Clients and among all disciplines involved.
From small ephemeral structures to permanent Architectures to large scale Urban Master Plans and Infrastructures, PiM.studio ambition is to generate a response that goes beyond the given brief.
We work with our Clients to expand their briefs to include the unexpected and to go beyond the status quo of an initial necessity.
Our experience in leading large international multidisciplinary teams to delivery complex projects of all sizes, from Museums to Universities, Conference Venues and Master Plans, to temporary pavilions and Exhibitions design, gives us the ability to maintain an open and flexible mind in every project we approach.
Each project, small or large, presents challenges and we aim to turn challenges into opportunities toward an always better project.

Maurizio Mucciola

Before establishing PiM.studio Architects in London in 2016, Maurizio has worked at OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam during 2008, and at Kengo Kuma & Associates since 2009 for over 7 years between Tokyo, Edinburgh and Paris.
At KKAA, as Project Architect, Maurizio has been in charge of several international competition and cultural projects, including the Columbia University Medical School campus revitalization in New York, and the Progetto Manifattura in Rovereto, Italy, where an old cigarette factory is being converted into a 40,000 sqm hub for
Maurizio has lead the team behind the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee from winning the design competition in 2010 and until Construction.
In 2016 he has been appointed with PiM.studio to complete the delivery of the V&A project retaining his Project Architect role. The Museum is due to open in 2018.
Maurizio holds a Master of Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York.
He is a Registered Architect in UK and a chartered member of RIBA and RIAS.

Maria-Chiara Piccinelli

Maria-Chiara has joined PiM.studio as full time Director in June 2017.
She had previously worked with AL_A Amanda Levete Architects, overseeing a complex proposal to transform the century-old Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, overhauling the historic 40,000 square-metre Cupola building on Boulevard Haussmann, with the aim to transform the building into “the department store of the 21st century” with a new architectural strategy.
Maria-Chiara previous experience includes OMA in Rotterdam where she work on the design of the Maggie Centre in Glasgow, and the interior design of the Qatar National Library.
During her 7 years’ experience at Kengo Kuma & Associates as project Architect she has lead numerous successful projects and competitions at different scales, including a Van Gogh exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan in 2015, a new campus for Milan University in Lodi, and a new congress centre/auditorium in Padova, Italy both currently on site.
Maria-Chiara is registered with the Architects Registration Board in UK, and she is also registered as Architect in Italy since 2005 with the Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti Conservatori della Provincia di Como

Daria A. Moussavi
Architectural Assistant RIBA Part I

Daria A. Moussavi joined PiM.studio as an ARB/RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant in August 2017.
She studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she gained her Part I qualification. Her academic projects have mainly had a social and people-centric focus and have often incorporated an aspect of temporality and flexibility in user experience. She greatly enjoys material explorations and uncovering new and unexpected properties. She is also intrigued by the new ways in which technology can assist and alter the design world, and has experience in designing and building Virtual and Augmented Reality projects.

Daria’s past work experience includes residential and competition projects at NCE (New Design Consulting Engineering), a Berlin-based design firm, as well as volunteering at the interactive theatre production You Me Bum Bum Train, where she was involved in the set design, build, and sound design of different scenes within the building.

Filippo Tognocchi
Architectural Assistant RIBA Part I

Filippo Tognocchi joined PiM. Studio in January 2018 as a Part I Architectural Assistant.
He recently obtained his Bachelor degree (RIBA Part I) from the Politecnico di Milano. During his studies he had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, including housing, landscape architecture, exhibition design and temporary installations.

Filippo has recently completed a collaboration with the Renzo Piano Foundation in Genoa, working with Studio Origoni Steiner (Milan), they just published “Centre Pompidou”, the ninth volume of a series devoted to RPBW’s iconic project, released in occasion of the 40th anniversary of the institution.

Thanks to this opportunities he recently strengthened his interests into exhibition design and ephemeral architectures, expanding his interests as well into museology, graphics and printed works.

Former collaborators:

Felix Varaschini, Bertrand Robuchon, Chiara Cerutti, Davide Raffaelli.