2001 – 2003
PhD in Architectural design at the Politecnico di Torino.
Tesis: “La natura in città, forme e ruolo del verde nella città contemporanea” (The nature in the city, shapes and roles of the green in the contemporary city).

1989 – 1995
Master degree in Architecture at the Università di Genova


2021 – ongoing

Project Director at Artigas Arquitectos, Mexico City

2018 – 2021
Associate Architect at Artigas Arquitectos, Mexico City

2009 – 2020
Founder Partner at Giussaniarch – Roberto Giussani/Andrea Balestrero.
The office works in the field of architectural and interior design, mainly for private clients.

1993 – 2019
Founder member of A12.
A12 is a collective of architects originally constituted in Genoa in 1993 with the name of Gruppo A12. The group have achieved international recognition in the field between art and architecture, it’s work involving very different fields of design activities: architectural design, exhibition design, urban projects, installations, product and graphic design, cultural, didactic and research activities.

2011 – 2013
Artistic director of the “Temporary Architecture” section of Kernel Festival.
Kernel Festival aims to be a permanent and stable platform on which to engage and organize series of activities to promote the meeting and exchange among different contemporary artistic languages.

1996 – 2009
Private practice as independent architect and/or in collaboration with architecture offices.


2015 – 2016
LABA Academy, Torbole, Professor of Urban Design, (Design bachelor degree program).

Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara – UNICO, Mexico, Director (with O.Soria) of the workshop: FROM BRAIN TO BRAND

DOMUS Academy, Milano: Project leader of the workshop: THE BLURRED CITY: REFLECTIONS AND VISIONS FOR THE CITY OF THE FUTURE (The future of Milan between utopia and realism)

2011 – 2012
Kernel Lab Tutor of Architecture Workshops

2006 – 2011
NABA, Milano: Teaching (toghether with A. Bruzzese e M. De Ferrari) of A12’s exhibition design courses (Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, Fashion and Textile Design, Interior Design).

1996 – 2016
lessons, lectures and seminars in many academic institutions in Italy and abroad such as: Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Facoltà di Architettura di Pescara, Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, ARSNOVA (Siena), Domus Academy (Milano), CCA Kitakyushu (Japan), Edimburgh School of Architecture (Scotland), Center for Mediterranean Architecture of Chania (Greece), Tec Monterrey (Mexico), UNAM (Mexico).

1996 – 2010
Didactic and research activities at Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Università di Genova