Alterstudio Partners is an architectural office established in Milan in 1996 that works in design on a variety of scales, from building and interior architecture to urban planning and landscape design, with a major focus on public spaces, libraries and cultural venues. The office has worked on more than 300 projects on behalf of clients in both the public and the private sectors, as well as taking part in numerous competitions at home and abroad, winning several awards and acknowledgements. Alterstudio Partners was founded by Giorgio Faccincani, Marco Muscogiuri and Matteo Schubert, who were joined by Micaela Bordin in 2007. In addition to its professional activities, the office also works on cultural and research projects and events. Since the academic and teaching activities conducted by the partners in universities are not subject to the restrictions and contingencies that come with professional practice, yet are always firmly rooted in the real world, they offer a chance to develop hypotheses, ideas, models and projects with the potential to become operative proposals and viable designs.