Silvia Brandi is the General Manager at IAAC (since 2017), as well as a member of the Direction Committee (since 2013). She is also Faculty in Open Thesis Fabrication Programme (since 2013) and Faculty of the Experimental Structure course in the MAA (since 2012), and have been IAAC Academic Coordinator from 2012 to 2015.
She studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano and ETSAB UPC (Erasmus Programme in Barcelona). In 2004 she graduated with honours (tutor Giovanni La Varra) with a thesis about the transformation of the Alps landscape (Paolo Aldeghieri Award) and won a scholarship to develop an urban project at POSTECH University in South Korea. She worked in Milan with Stefano Boeri and since 2006 is settled in Barcelona where she is part of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia staff as the editor of the book “Self-Sufficient Housing”, ed. ACTAR – IAAC (2006).
From 2006 to 2012 she worked with Josep Miàs in the international architectural firm MiAS Architects as Head Architect. As Project Leader, she has lead several built projects, most notably new iGuzzini Headquarters in Barcelona (Archdaily Building of the year 2011 and WAF2012 Shortlisted), Market facilities and public space in Rubí, and the Puppet Theater in Tibidabo Amusement Park. She has been co-editor of various publications, such as the monographic book about iGuzzini building ed. ACTAR Birkhauser (2012), and the one about Barceloneta Market ed. ACTAR (2010) and has curated exhibitions about MiAS Architects work.
She collaborated with Josep Miàs in academic courses at ETSAB (Barcelona, 2006-2012) and at UNISS (Sassari 2008-2010). She has been invited as a lecturer by various international Institutions to talk about MiAS Architects works and the IAAC research, as well as curator of exhibitions, such as the Rome2025 at MAXXI, Rome, in 2015. She has also been invited as an international juror for various architecture contests and competitions. Since2015 she is has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Atlas of the Future, a platform to promote projects that are making a better the future.