Architect and Ph.D. in Architecture, he is Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition at the Polytechnic of Turin, Member of the Ph.D. in Architecture History and Project and Coordinator of the College of Architecture, which brings together the three master's degree courses and the degree course triennial in Architecture. His research and the activities of his design company TRA are focused on community architecture, adaptive reuse and urban regeneration, with projects in Italy and abroad. He has been a consultant to the ANRU, the French national agency for urban regeneration, and is in charge, with Isabelle Toussaint by the Institut du Patrimoine Wallon, of the reuse of the nineteenth-century industrial complex of the Grand Carrière Wincqz. In 2014 he founded the innovative start-up for social purposes Homers with the aim of promoting disintermediate interventions for the reuse of abandoned buildings for housing communities. Homers was recognized as a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Turin, joining the I3P business incubator, winning the Torino Social Innovation (2014) and Vodafone Think for Social (2015) contests. He is a member of the REbuild Scientific Committees, the Strategic Plan of the metropolitan area of Turin and the project for the recovery of the University Colleges of Giancarlo De Carlo in Urbino of the Getty Foundation, and of the IREN Innovation Committee. In 2015 he was Urban and Regional Studies Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US with a research project on industrial reuse in American cities.