Ilaria Mazzoleni is an architect and founder of IM Studio Milano/Los Angeles. Her professional and academic focus is on sustainable architecture at all scales of design, and on biomimicry, where design innovation is inspired by the processes and functions of nature. Her conceptual work has been published globally and her built work can be found in Italy, California, and Ghana. Gaining attention in the fields of sustainable architecture and biomimicry has led to Ilaria’s increasing participation and contribution in multiple international magazines, conferences and workshops. Since 2005, she has also been a full-time faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.