Angelo Mangiarotti was born in Milan, Italy in 1921. He was an architect, urban planner, and designer whose designs earned him awards in Italy and abroad. Angelo Mangiarotti graduated from the Architecture School of Politecnico di Milano in 1948. He moved to the United States in 1953 and started working in Chicago as a visiting professor for the Illinois Institute of Technology. During his time at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Mangiarotti met Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Konrad Wachsmann, all of whom were instrumental in his personal and professional growth. Two years later, Mangiarotti returned to Italy and opened his own architectural firm in Milan with Bruno Morassutti. The partnership was active until 1960.