Architect, he alternates design activity with teaching at the Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano. In 1995 he graduated with honor at Politecnico di Milano, after spending an Erasmus scholarship at the Mackintosh School of Art in Glasgow. In 1998 he opened his first own interior design practice, later transformed into “alessandrovilla|studio”, covering also product design and small scale architecture. He has been working on research projects on car interior design sponsored by FIAT Auto and on innovative materials sponsored by 3M and Fincantieri. More precisely, these studies tackle relations between architecture, design and technology to define a new generation of products.
Alessandro Villa is a lecturer at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design and Poli.Design, Consorzio del Politecnico. He has been visiting professor at the Tongji University of Shanghai and Goenka University in New Delhi.
In recent years he wrote columns for the magazines INTERNI, ME Materiali Edili and RE Recuperare l’edilizia. His writings monitor some leitmotifs, such as innovation in materials, processes and finishes for interior use. Technical articles alternate with analysis of senses and perceptive aspects.
Registered Professional Architect since 1997 at n.1149, Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Monza e Brianza.