Born and raised in the Renaissance city of Forlì, Italy Francesca’s passion for architecture was developed from a young age. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Studies from the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna. There she began to develop a deep appreciation for historical American architecture under the guidance of Maristella Casciato, currently the curator of Architecture at the Getty Research Institute. Francesca’s Master Thesis project on the urban redevelopment of a coastal town was printed in three architectural publications including a Monestiroli & Semerani book.
Francesca moved to Cambridge, MA in 2010 where she began her career focusing on high end residential architecture and urban planning under Jim Sandell at Carr, Lynch and Sandell. She joined Patrick Ahearn’s team in 2017.
In her free time, Francesca serves as a member of the East Cambridge Conservation District and collaborates with other neighborhood design review panels.