Born in Milan in 1954, she graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1980. She started working as a designer that same year, collaborating with Studio Futura and later on with Studio Archemi. In 1984, she set up Studio G.P-, working freelance for various architecture and engineering firms, especially focusing on planning and site management. In 1992, she founded the Cerea-Pontarollo Engineering/Architecture associated firm. Since 1999, she has been a senior partner at STARCHING, also working as a planning and site management team member.