Machado Silvetti is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works of architecture in the United States and abroad. These projects result from an integration of the client’s aspirations, the program’s potential, and the culture and character of the place for which we design.
The firm was founded in 1985 by Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti and in 1991 was given the first ever Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for twenty years for “boldly conceived and brilliantly executed projects” and for being "uncompromisingly dedicated to envisioning a meaningful architecture of the public realm." Since the founding our dedication to quality in design, execution and service has earned the firm international recognition and numerous industry awards. A second office was opened in Buenos Aires in 2008. And in 2015 the firm added three new partners: Jeffry Burchard, Ned Goodell and Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer.
The firm’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its organization and structure. At a time when many firms are specializing or growing to unprecedented size, Machado Silvetti continues to innovate as a small firm, offering the personal involvement of its principals in every commission, from initial concept to construction detail.
The office has received three National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, twelve Progressive Architecture awards and citations, fourteen design awards from the New England AIA chapter, numerous Boston Society of Architects awards, including the 2003 Harleston Parker Medal and the prestigious International Award for Architecture in Stone. Most recently, Founding Principal Jorge Silvetti was the individual recipient of the 2018 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Architectural Education.