Based in Miami and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima and Sao Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural stage. Founded in 1977, the firm received popularity and critical acclaim almost from its inception, due to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear continue to explore and push the limits of their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world. Over the years, Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards, and the firm’s groundbreaking work has been the subject of international exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions.
Well-known projects by Arquitectonica include the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum and Westin Times Square in New York, Festival Walk and the Cyberport Technology Campus in Hong Kong, the International Finance Center in Seoul, the headquarters of the Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai, the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Banco Santander Headquarters and W Torre Plaza in Sao Paulo, the U.S. Embassy in Lima, the Infinity towers in San Francisco, the Hilton Americas in Houston, and Brickell City Centre and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.