30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil

Building on the modernism of Oscar Niemeyer, Lúcio Costa and Lina Bo Bardi, these architecture firms are leading the way in Brazil and beyond.

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These annual rankings were last updated on March 6th, 2024. Want to see your firm on next year’s list? Continue reading for more on how you can improve your studio’s ranking.

Colors, culture, connectivity: Brazil’s architectural legacy is a vibrant composition painted by tradition, foreign influence and radical modernism, all situated within a vast tropical landscape.

Home to numerous heritage sites, Brazil’s vernacular architecture is attributed to its Indigenous communities, whose traditional building techniques have been reinterpreted and embraced by many modernist designers today. Meanwhile, the country’s colonial architecture dates back to the 16th century. A European undertone is still prevalent today in cities like São Paulo and Salvador, where the multi-colored edifices speak to the distinct style brought by Portuguese settlers. European influences carried through in the 18th and 19th centuries and peaked in Ouro Preto — a city recognized today as a goldmine for architectural monuments.

When it comes to modernist experimentation and innovation, however, Brazilian architects are global trailblazers. From the establishment of the modernist city Brasília to the free-flowing mammoths in the nation’s existing metropoles, Brazil’s modernist history cannot be told without recognizing architects like Oscar Niemeyer, Lúcio Costa and Lina Bo Bardi. A distinct new architectural language emerged in 20th-century Brazil, defined by concrete, minimalism and functionality that notably moved away from the previously strong Eurocentric influences. And today’s contemporary designs continue to uphold this modernist legacy. Brazilian architects of today are known to embrace traditional practices, modernist ideas and current design principles – creating an architectural language that champions minimalism, innovation and, most importantly, the stunning tropical Brazilian outdoors.

With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Brazil based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.

How are these architecture firms ranked?

The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:

  • The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2024)
  • The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2024)
  • The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2024)
  • The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2024)
  • The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2024)

Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Brazil architecture firms throughout the year.

Without further ado, here are the 30 best architecture firms in Brazil:

32. Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Created in 1987 by architects Henrique Reinach and Maurício Mendonça, Reinach|Mendonça Arquitetos Associados is, today, a company that operates in the fields of Architectural project, urbanism, design and technical management. In 1993 they were given the first prize on the category young architects by IAB/SP (Institute of Brazilian Architects – São Paulo) and on the same year, they were an honorable mention on the second International Architecture Biennial in São Paulo and International Biennial in Quito.
In 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 they also received several prizes and honorable mentions by AsBEA (Brazilian Association of Architectural Offices) and IAB-SP for their built projects.

Some of Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Reinach | Mendonça Arquitetos Associados achieve 32nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 3
Total Projects 21

30. RMK! Arquitetura

© RMK! Arquitetura

© RMK! Arquitetura

We are a studio of architecture from Rio Grande do, to the south of the south from Brazil, with strong influences of a not-so-tropical aesthetic how much you can imagine of Brazilians. We believe in an easy-to-understand synthetic architecture and without excesses, that seeks the integration of the environment with the lifestyle, of the materialities with simplicity of the forms of neutrality above the superficiality. We believe in a timeless architecture that builds experiences.

Some of RMK! Arquitetura’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped RMK! Arquitetura achieve 30th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 2

29. Mareines Arquietura

© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti

Mareines Arquitetura is an architecture and urbanism studio that aims to find an innovative response to each project. Our projects are always faced as a challenge, running away from pre-established recipes and the repetition of our own solutions. New answers to new questions.

We are in tune with the technology and poetics of our time. Our studio’s work has been published by mediums of information all around the globe due to the aesthetic quality and the concern in each of our projects with a more sustainable and well-balanced society.

Some of Mareines Arquietura’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Mareines Arquietura achieve 29th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 6

28. dayala e rafael arquitetos associados

© dayala e rafael arquitetos associados

© dayala e rafael arquitetos associados

The dayala e rafael arquitetos associados office has been developing commercial, residential, institutional and interior projects since 1999. Fábio Rafael and Renata d’Ayala Valva Rafael trained in architecture and urbanism from PUC-GO in 1998.

Some of dayala e rafael arquitetos associados’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped dayala e rafael arquitetos associados achieve 28th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 7

27. Estudio Guto Requena

© Estudio Guto Requena

© Estudio Guto Requena

Estudio Guto Requena aims at the reflection on cyber culture and digital poetic narratives in design. The practice encompasses varied design scales — objects, interiors, buildings and cities, investigating the impact of digital technologies in the fields of information and communication on our daily lives, as well as its deployments regarding project.

Some of Estudio Guto Requena’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Estudio Guto Requena achieve 27th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 3
Total Projects 5

26. BASICHES ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS

© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti

‘Basiches Arquitetos Associados’ is an architecture office that is way ahead in the quest for a contemporary language, that is, out of the commonplace, for many types of projects: residential, commercial or institutional, such as condominiums, lofts, shops, offices, night houses and fitness centers. Founded in 1999, ‘Basiches Arquitetos Associados’ works with every architectural field, including interior design projects, from creation, conception until the end of the detailed project itself.

Some of BASICHES ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped BASICHES ARQUITETOS ASSOCIADOS achieve 26th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 2
Total Projects 2

25. Arquitetura Gui Mattos

© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti

Arquitetura Gui Mattos is an architecture and urbanism firm based in São Paulo, which reverberates since 1987 in its production, the diversity of projects as a result of an unusual and propositional architecture that seeks to reinvent spaces, make them expressive and allow integration with the landscape.

Some of Arquitetura Gui Mattos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Arquitetura Gui Mattos achieve 25th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 2
Featured Projects 1
Total Projects 32

24. Isay Weinfeld

© Isay Weinfeld

© Isay Weinfeld

Over the past 45 years we have developed works in very diverse fields, from architecture to cinema. Such diversity — the effect of clear resolve, rather than luck or chance — is grounded on the belief that the experience in different themes greatly contributes to the better performance of our responsibilities, and on the certainty that in architecture, inasmuch as in any other trade, broadening horizons is crucial and part of a lifelong learning process. Our practice is driven by a philosophical approach that makes no distinction between the project of a chair and that of a building.

Some of Isay Weinfeld’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Isay Weinfeld achieve 24th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 5

23. Estúdio MRGB

© Estúdio MRGB

© Estúdio MRGB

Estúdio MRGB is an office of architecture and Urbanism funded in 2004, based in Brasília. It gathers the experience of architects, engineers and professionals of multiple areas that collaborate with our design production.

The name and visual identity of the studio, is created by the letters M.R.G.B., that represents and narrows the affinity between the city of Brasília and the studio, the initials are a direct reference to the four scales that configures the city architecture and Urbanism – Monumental, Residential, Gathering and Bucolic. The admiration, respect and recognition for the contributions of the architect Lúcio Costa. The design production of the Estúdio MRGB, guided by the architects Igor Campos and Hermes Romão Campos Jr.

Some of Estúdio MRGB’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Estúdio MRGB achieve 23rd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 6

22. Mariana Orsi arquitetura + design

© FELIPE ARAUJO

© FELIPE ARAUJO

Based on the premises of simplicity of creation, from the rationalization of resources and the optimization of elements to compose spaces and projects, always taking into account beauty, humor and timelessness, these aspects are clearly expressed in all their projects , from a simple piece of furniture to a large building.

Some of Mariana Orsi arquitetura + design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Mariana Orsi arquitetura + design achieve 22nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 5

21. Metro Arquitetos Associados

© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti

Founded in 2000 in São Paulo, METRO works in different scales, from temporary installations to urban interventions. The work allies a modernist architectural tradition, resulting from the frequent collaboration with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha [Pritzker Prize 2006], to a practice that complies with contemporary issues.

On the one hand, we look after an architecture in which material organization serves the collective use of the built spaces; on the other, we look upon the importance of formal speculation and research on materials; an approach that works with the necessities and desires of the wide network of agents involved in the production of space.The relationship between the buildings and the environment in which they are set is specially considered in the projects of the office, wich pursues the most up-to-date tools to obtain the best environmental performance.

Some of Metro Arquitetos Associados’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Metro Arquitetos Associados achieve 21st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 6

20. BCMF Arquitetos

© BCMF Arquitetos

© BCMF Arquitetos

Established in 2001, by partners Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes and Silvio Todeschi, BCMF Architects has been involved in the development of a broad range of outstanding projects, being acknowledged in Brazil and abroad as one of the leading practices of the new generation of brazilian architects. Our studio seeks to be highly diversified in terms of scale and typology, ranging from interior design, commercial and residential buildings to large-scale projects (arenas, sports facilities, shopping malls, hospitals, industries, parks and urban masterplans).

Some of BCMF Arquitetos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped BCMF Arquitetos achieve 20th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 21

19. Andrade Morettin Arquitetos

© Andrade Morettin Arquitetos

© Andrade Morettin Arquitetos

Andrade Morettin Arquitetos was founded in 1997 and mostly elaborates in the area of architecture and urbanism, having developed projects for exhibitions, housing, schools and others. The practice works on projects of various scales and very different natures in the field of architecture and urban planning.

Some of Andrade Morettin Arquitetos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Andrade Morettin Arquitetos achieve 19th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 3
Total Projects 5

18. TFArq

© TFArq

© TFArq

We are architects from Brazil. Our practice is in search for good and timeless architecture. With 15 years experience, we have projects of many typologies. industry, multifamily housing, commercial, office and single family residences.

Some of TFArq’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped TFArq achieve 18th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 10

17. AMZ Arquitetos

© AMZ Arquitetos

© AMZ Arquitetos

Founded in 2009, AMZ is a São Paulo based architecture firm with works ranging from the urban scale to the object scale. Composed of a collaborative and complimentary team, they operate seeking a multifocal projecting approach combining architectural concept with interior design, environmental and constructibility concerns since the beginning of every project. They aim to combine pure and conceptually free project solutions with adequate constructive methods through a cooperative process that connects clients, consultants and constructors in all stages of any given project.

Some of AMZ Arquitetos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped AMZ Arquitetos achieve 17th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 5

16. Nommo Arquitetos

© Nommo Arquitetos

© Nommo Arquitetos

Nommo Arquitetos is an executive office company based in Curitiba, Brazil. The firm specializes in residential architecture, interior design and refurbishment work.

Some of Nommo Arquitetos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Nommo Arquitetos achieve 16th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 12

15. ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo

© ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo

© ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Brasília-based practice founded in 2013 by architects Andre Velloso and Eder Alencar. Project scale ranges from interiors architecture and residences to cultural and institutional spaces.

Some of ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped ARQBR Arquitetura e Urbanismo achieve 15th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 10

14. Studio Guilherme Torres

© Studio Guilherme Torres

© Studio Guilherme Torres

Founded in 2001, Studio Guilherme Torres develops projects in the most diverse areas, from architecture to design. This company is personified in the figure of its founder, a perfectionist. In his left arm of his, a great tattoo says, through the words extracted from a Daft Punk’s song, “work it, harder, better, faster, make it over”. This unofficial motto describes the ethics and commitment to quality that is readily apparent in his work.

Minimal details and palettes of rich but reserved materials that characterize his work are consistently applied in single-family homes, interior projects and retail projects. Balancing the rigorous aesthetics of architecture, a certain playful lightness can be found in the interior design of your projects.

Some of Studio Guilherme Torres’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Studio Guilherme Torres achieve 14th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 9

13. Estudio HAA!

© Estudio HAA!

© Estudio HAA!

The Estúdio HAA! (Homã Alvico Arquitetura) develops multidisciplinary projects that have the thematic of architecture as a structuring agent, ranging from projects of organizations to the design of artifacts. We use innovation as a guiding concept for new projects, not only for a search for novelty, but for being the way we express discontent, transforming what does not please new possibilities to do — whether it’s making a physical change in the urban fabric, providing formal critical content, or developing new, possible forms of organizations.

Some of Estudio HAA!’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Estudio HAA! achieve 13th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 17

12. MAPA Architects

© MAPA Architects

© MAPA Architects

MAPA Architects it’s a binational collective that works on architectural projects in Brazil and Uruguay. From this double geographical condition, MAPA explores the limits of non-conventional production formats. The studio has originally established itself from professional and academic grounds: two complementary fields that create and shape our work.

STUDIOPARALELO and MAAM ARQUITECTOS were born during the first century’s decade as independent architectural studios. In 2008 they started sharing works and competitions, such as expositions and conferences. After five years working together, both studios merged in one, establishing in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Montevideo, Uruguay. MAPA is integrated by Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado.

Some of MAPA Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MAPA Architects achieve 12th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 5

11. FCstudio

© FCstudio

© FCstudio

FCstudio was founded by the architect Flavio Castro after he spent a 3 year period in Spain studying at the Catalunya Polytechnic University. Before that, he worked in several different national and international architectural firms such as MAB Arquitectura, Arteks Arquitectura and Hidalgo&Hartmann in Spain and Núcleo de Arquitetura, AR.CO., Fundação MASP and MMBB Arquitetos in Brazil.

He has also taken part in many architectural competitions in collaboration with the above-mentioned firms and also on his own. At the moment a multidisciplinary team that is put together according to the characteristics and complexity of the projects and the collaboration of associated architects staffs the studio.

Some of FCstudio’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped FCstudio achieve 11th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 71

10. CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA

© Romulo Fialdini

© Romulo Fialdini

Daring, versatility, and balance are the principal characteristics of the work of Candida Tabet’s architectural office. Based in Sao Paulo since 1982 the studio has realized residential, commercial, and institutional projects around the globe creatively combining architecture and interior design.

The designs are developed on the basis of research into materials and on elaborate construction, always taking into consideration the environments in which they are to come to life. The projects are marked by contemporary design complemented by convenient and authentic solutions. There is no pre-determined script for the architectural incursions. In general they start with the overall layout and might terminate with the design of a very special lamp.

Some of CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped CANDIDA TABET ARQUITETURA achieve 10th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 17

9. Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados

© Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados

© Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados

In 1974, Gustavo Penna founded GPA&A, an architecture office that still occupies the same centennial, eclectic-style house that once belonged to his grandparents in downtown Belo Horizonte. In that inspiring building, a team of 30 professionals think, design and build under the assurance that architecture is key to shaping the identity of a country. GPA&A’s projects present, upon modernist and baroque heritages, a look that is sensitive to architecture’s contemporary issues.

Some of Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados achieve 9th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 3
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 15

8. FGMF

© FGMF

© FGMF

Created in 1999, FGMF produces contemporary architecture, without restraints regarding the use of material and building techniques, seeking to explore the connection between architecture and its environment. In these few years of existence, we’ve had the opportunity to deal with a wide range of architectural scales and programs, what enhances our belief that, just as life itself, architecture ought to be plural, heterogeneous and dynamic. Our dedication and hard work led us to the satisfaction of receiving relevant national and international awards, among which some from the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB), Chicago Athenaeum, AIT, Living Steel, Editora Abril and Dedalo Minosse.

Some of FGMF’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped FGMF achieve 8th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 9
Total Projects 15

7. STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

© STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

© STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS

From inside to outside, from object to landscape, Studio Arthur Casas’ creations are intrinsically connected in a horizontal scale. Dialogue is the key for conceiving projects that range from a chair to an urban plan, influenced by a spirit both modern and contemporary, Brazilian and cosmopolitan.

The studio works in several areas, including residential and commercial architecture, public competitions, interior and product design. Projects are guided by the quest for essential elements, from raw materials to refined details that showcase our concern with excellence in every scale. From our offices in São Paulo and New York, our team works in simultaneous projects in several countries.

Some of STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped STUDIO ARTHUR CASAS achieve 7th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 66

6. BLOCO Arquitetos

© BLOCO Arquitetos

© BLOCO Arquitetos

BLOCO Arquitetos was founded in Brasília by Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco. The three lead a team of architects with diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests. Most of the projects that are present on this site are presented through photographs of built works, reflecting the firm’s wide experience in the materialization of projects of different scales and programs, from houses and buildings to interiors and temporary installations.

BLOCO’s projects are directly related to specific constraints that can range from the topography and solar orientation of a land to the budget and available labor. The limits imposed by each program are seen as opportunities for creation.

Some of BLOCO Arquitetos’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped BLOCO Arquitetos achieve 6th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 16

5. Arquitetura Nacional

© Arquitetura Nacional

© Arquitetura Nacional

We believe that the design process is similar to a puzzle. Each projec’s different and relevant aspect represents one piece. Our challenge ends the moment we get the perfect fit for all parts, creating an unique, timeless and universal outcome. In order to achieve this goal, we respectfully look back at the past and try to put into practice principles that make architecture recognized and admired nowadays, with special attention to new technologies that can help us make ideal projects in accordance with local needs.

Some of Arquitetura Nacional’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Arquitetura Nacional achieve 5th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 56

4. Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Jacobsen Arquitetura

Paulo Jacobsen, after doing great partnerships with three generations of Bernardes (internship with Sergio Bernardes, partner of Claudio Bernardes for 25 years and partner of Thiago Bernardes for 10 years), founded in 2012 the office Jacobsen Arquitetura, with your son Bernardo Jacobsen and Eza Viegas, as partner in interior design department.

Jacobsen Arquitetura has joined the experience of over 800 projects developed by Paulo in several segments of the architecture, but with an emphasis on high standard residential architecture, with the international performance of Bernardo, who worked with architects such as Christian de Portzamparc and Shigeru Ban.

Some of Jacobsen Arquitetura’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Jacobsen Arquitetura achieve 4th place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 28

3. TETRO ARQUITETURA

© TETRO ARQUITETURA

© TETRO ARQUITETURA

Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the office is formed by architects Carlos Maia, Débora Mendes and Igor Macedo. The office’s professional practice is based on the careful study of the premises and conditions of the site and the client, seeking a unique and unrepeatable solution to each project. Fundamentals such as integration with nature, use of natural materials and exploration of architectural voids are characteristics that permeate every project, from urban scale to furniture design.

The office was awarded with the first prize in the competition for the Minas Gerais Symphony Orchestra Headquarters. It is responsible for projects of museums, venues, commercial, residential and industrial buildings in various states of Brazil.

Some of TETRO ARQUITETURA’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped TETRO ARQUITETURA achieve 3rd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 15
Total Projects 63

2. Bernardes Arquitetura

© Bernardes Arquitetura

© Bernardes Arquitetura

Bernardes Arquitetura is the result of a history that spans generations. It is a space created in 2012 by Thiago Bernardes where he seeks to deepen his authorial work and create new partnerships. Today the partners are Nuno Costa Nunes, Márcia Santoro, Camila Tariki, Dante Furlan, Francisco Abreu, Rafael de Oliveira, Thiago Moretti and Antonia Bernardes.

Bernardes Arquitetura develops projects across various programs and scales. With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Lisbon, the team is made up of 90 professionals who work in the areas of architecture, urbanism and interior design.

The office’s portfolio ranges from residential and commercial projects, including hotels, restaurants, cultural and educational institutions, to urban projects, which include condominiums, neighborhoods and masterplans. Our multidisciplinary team is composed of professionals who share a philosophy of collaborative work with the objective of achieving excellence and efficiency in each project.

Some of Bernardes Arquitetura’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Bernardes Arquitetura achieve 2nd place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 6
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 22
Total Projects 43

1. Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

© Studio MK27

Studio MK27 located in the chaotic city of São Paulo was founded in the late 70’s by architect Marcio Kogan and today is comprised of 40 architects and various collaborators worldwide. The architects of the team, great admirers of the Brazilian modernism generation, seek to fulfill the task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement.

Some of Studio MK27’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Studio MK27 achieve 1st place in the 30 Best Architecture Firms in Brazil:

A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 9
Featured Projects 29
Total Projects 27

Why Should I Trust Architizer’s Ranking?

With more than 30,000 architecture firms and over 130,000 projects within its database, Architizer is proud to host the world’s largest online community of architects and building product manufacturers. Its celebrated A+Awards program is also the largest celebration of architecture and building products, with more than 400 jurors and hundreds of thousands of public votes helping to recognize the world’s best architecture each year.

Architizer also powers firm directories for a number of AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters nationwide, including the official directory of architecture firms for AIA New York.

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A Guide to Project Awards

The blue “+” badge denotes that a project has won a prestigious A+Award as described above. Hovering over the badge reveals details of the award, including award category, year, and whether the project won the jury or popular choice award.

The orange Project of the Day and yellow Featured Project badges are awarded by Architizer’s Editorial team, and are selected based on a number of factors. The following factors increase a project’s likelihood of being featured or awarded Project of the Day status:

  • Project completed within the last 3 years
  • A well written, concise project description of at least 3 paragraphs
  • Architectural design with a high level of both functional and aesthetic value
  • High quality, in focus photographs
  • At least 8 photographs of both the interior and exterior of the building
  • Inclusion of architectural drawings and renderings
  • Inclusion of construction photographs

There are 7 Projects of the Day each week and a further 31 Featured Projects. Each Project of the Day is published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Stories, while each Featured Project is published on Facebook. Each Project of the Day also features in Architizer’s Weekly Projects Newsletter and shared with 170,000 subscribers.

 


 

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