The world of schools and buildings in the Cuneo area in mourning for the death of Adriana Marchetti, first female engineer of the Granda, historical teacher at the Superiors of Mondovì and Cuneo, then freelance with important positions also outside the province. He was 87 years old, died last night (Thursday 18 November) at the “Carle” hospital. Originally from the capital, daughter of Professor Giovanni Marchetti (president of the Agronomists), she was the first woman from Cuneo and one of the first in Italy to graduate in Engineering at the University of Genoa. In the 1970s he began teaching Construction Sciences at the Baruffi Institute in Mondovì, then at the Surveyors of Cuneo, also supporting the activity of a freelance engineer, which continued even after retirement. Formerly a member of the pool of designers of the large Cuneo sewer system collector, he signed numerous projects, from the Casa Famiglia residence in Cuneo to the Civil Hospital of Caraglio, many private and industrial buildings in the Monregalese and Southern Italy. Woman of profound culture, passionate about books, great scholar, in the 90s he returned to enroll at the University and graduated in Theology in Fossano. He also loved downhill skiing (in particular on the slopes of Prato Nevoso), the animals (he had four cats), had long been part of the provincial and regional women’s councils, and of the Italian women’s center. Widow since 2003 of her husband and engineer Sergio Milano (former director of Enel’s Engineering Unit in Turin), she leaves her son Giovanni, a surgeon from Cuneo, and grandchildren. The funeral will be celebrated tomorrow, Friday 19 November, at 10, in the Cathedral church where today, at 17.30, the rosary will be said.