Firm DescriptionMachado Silvetti is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works of architecture in the United States and abroad. Our designs result from the careful integration of the client's aspirations, the project's programmatic requirements and the culture and character of its location. We uphold that design should exceed the merely functional or inevitable, and that architecture can meaningfully advance society and culture. Projects are meant to be timeless—profoundly responsive to present conditions while firmly related to the history and culture of architecture. And through an inseparable commitment to architectural invention and innovative technique, we work to ensure that clarity resonates throughout a design from concept to construction.
Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have been in association since 1974. They formally incorporated Machado and Silvetti Associates in 1985. In 2015 the firm expanded, adding four new partners and updating the office name to Machado Silvetti, reflecting the persistent quality and spirit of our work. After more than three decades of steady, successful practice, our portfolio reflects the diverse scope, scale and breadth of the firm's experience, displaying special expertise in Art and Teaching Museums, Education and Institutional environments and facilities, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Re-Use, Urban Design and Planning. Internationally recognized, we have worked in Berlin, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Singapore, Rome, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Vietnam and across the United States.