UP! is a research and design workshop, a meeting place for the conception and development of cultural, architectural, urban ideas and projects. It aims at practicing as place-maker focusing on awareness, sharing, beauty and happiness. Acting as mediator between different interests, disciplines and know-hows UP! encourages and coordinates multidisciplinary interactions to foster cross-fertilization. The lab is open to collaborations and provides consultancies to other firms and companies, always ready to team up!
UP! was started in 2013 by Alessandro Frigerio and Fabio Lepratto. Born 1984, they share research and design experiences since 2009 when they graduated together at Alta Scuola Politecnica and began a common 4 years collaboration with Teknoarch srl. They are both involved in teaching and research activities at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.