Massimiliano graduated with honours from Milan University in 2000 and also gained his professional qualification there in 2001. He holds a PHD in Architectural and Urban Design which he completed in 2002. He worked for a number of Milan-based practices before setting up his own studio in 2003. He is a part-time assistant professor for the Master’s Degree at Milan University. Since 2012 he has collaborated on a number of Lacey+Saltykov projects.