I was born in Milan, Italy, and studied in Venice, where I achieved a Degree in Architecture and a Masters in Architecture Conservation. I have worked on a diverse range of architectural projects including the conservation of heritage buildings in the provinces of Padua and Venice.
Later I lived and worked in South Africa for twenty years where I was an architecture tutor at Wits University in Johannesburg. I also founded my own company, Italdesign Architecs, and managed residential and commercial projects.
Currently in Auckland, I am the director of Ital Design, a company specialising in residential, eco architecture and interiors. I have been a tutor on the Bachelor of Interior Design and the Diploma of Interior Design courses at Unitec.
I teach a diverse range of short courses and workshops at Selwyn Community Education.
In New Zealand my husband and I set up Italdesign Architectural specialising in residential projects, kitchen and bathroom design, furniture design and colour recommendation.
I also teach at Unitec within the Bachelor of Interior Design and the Diploma of Interior Design.