Milena Farina, Ph.D., earned her Laurea (five-year degree) in Architecture at Roma Tre University in 2002. In 2007, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Architecture and Building Design at Polytechnic University of Turin; she defended a dissertation on Urban housing. Design issues from the Netherlands. She developed part of the dissertation as visiting researcher at TU Delft. Her research work mainly focuses on housing space in the modern and contemporary city. She published several works on this topic including: two books respectively titled Borgate romane. Storia e forma urbana (with Luciano Villani, Libria, 2017) and Spazi e figure dell’abitare. Il progetto della residenza contemporanea in Olanda (Quodlibet, 2012); two edited books respectively titled Studi sulla casa urbana. Sperimentazioni e temi di progetto (Gangemi, 2009) and Housing conference. Ricerche emergenti sul tema dell’abitare (Gangemi, 2009). In 2013, she was a curator with Dr. Luciano Villani for the exhibition Viaggio nelle borgate tra passato e presente. Case popolarissime e periferia pubblica di Roma at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome. In 2010, she won a public competition to work on a three-year research on the issue of building envelope as a system of representation of contemporary architecture. Since 2005 she has been collaborating with the academic journal Il giornale dell’architettura (Allemandi), contributing articles on architectural competitions and urban projects with a special focus on the city of Rome.

In 2014, she obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in the 08/D1 – Architectural Design academic sector. From 2014 to 2016 she was Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture of Roma Tre University. Since 2016 she has been Assistant Professor of Architectural and Urban Design in the Department of Architecture of Roma Tre University. Currently she teaches the First Year Design Laboratory (Bachelor Degree Course in Scienze of Architecture) and Il progetto dello spazio urbano (Master of Architecture – Urban Design). From 2014 to 2017 she teached the optional course Osservazione dell’architettura. She is also coordinator of the Thesis Laboratory Lo spazio dell’abitare with Professor Valerio Palmieri.

In 2008, she founded with Mariella Annese Factory Architettura ( where she carries out her design activity with a particular attention to public space and urban regeneration. The works developed within Factory Architettura were published several times on architectural journals and awarded in design competitions. In 2011, Factory Architettura was invited to Architecture Talks, organized by MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo. In 2013 the project for the San Giacomo Apostolo parish in Ferrara (Design competition by invitation Progetti pilota 2011 held by CEI) was published in «Casabella» and showed in an exhibition called 21 PER XXI. Nuove chiese italiane at MAXXI. In 2014, the project Fuoriclasse in giardino realized in Bari for Save the Children Italia ONLUS received an honorable mention in the prize AGIbiLE E BELLA, organized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), in collaboration with IN/ARCH.