Alvise Simondetti, registered architect in Milan, Italy, has been formally educated in architecture, town planning, conservation, and computation. He believes that successful design cannot be separated from tools. He is a graduate of Turin Polytechnic, a Fulbright Scholar, and a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. William J. Mitchell. In 1997 he was assistant professor of the school of design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with Professor John Frazer. In 2000, he joined the global design powerhouse Arup on the research and development team under the direction of Dr. Chris Luebkeman. He is an associate in the Foresight + Innovation team, leads the global Digital Environments NeXt_work within the firm. He is responsible for the business development of real-time synthetic environments.