2023 40 Under 40: Martina Botturi, 38
Associate Principal, Electrical Designer, BR+A; MS, Engineering and Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome
After graduating summa cum laude from the Sapienza University of Rome in her home country, Botturi moved to U.S. at age 26 where she joined BR+A to focus on designing proton therapy centers. Throughout her 10 years at BR+A, Botturi’s expertise as electrical engineer has led to the successful completion of more than 30 proton therapy facilities in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Africa. Her work includes the Mayo Clinic Proton Therapy Building in Jacksonville, the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research in Adelaide and Clinica Universidad de Navarra Proton Center in Madrid. Botturi has presented at the National Association for Proton Therapy national conference and is well-regarded in her field. She is hands-on during construction and highly communicative during the design phase. Her in-depth knowledge of proton and particle therapy combined with her ability to communicate effectively with clients and partners all over the world are her strong suits. Her colleagues say it is Botturi’s ability to work with global teams, understand cultural sensitivities and reconcile differences when professional challenges occur that have been an invaluable asset in bringing these projects to completion. Botturi recently relocated to California to establish BR+A’s presence on the West Coast. Outside of work, Martina maintains a strong connection with her family and friends in Italy, where she visits annually. She prioritizes a healthy lifestyle, enjoying tennis, biking and spending quality time with her husband and two children. Traveling is her favorite pastime and Amsterdam her favorite place to bike.