Machado 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 are inspired by the culture and character of a project's location, the demands of specific programs and the unique aspirations of our clients. We believe that design must exceed the merely functional or inevitable and that architecture can meaningfully advance society and culture.
Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have been in association since 1974. They formally incorporated Machado and Silvetti Associates in 1985. In 1991, the firm was given the first ever Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for twenty years of "boldly conceived and brilliantly executed urban projects" and the designs were commended for being "uncompromisingly dedicated to envisioning a meaningful architecture of the public realm." Since that time, the office has received three National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, ten Progressive Architecture awards and citations, fifteen design awards from the New England AIA chapter, twenty Boston Society of Architects awards including the 2003 Harleston Parker Medal and the prestigious International Award for Architecture in Stone.
Today the firm is led by five Principals: Jorge, Rodolfo, Jeffry Burchard, Ned Goodell and Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer. The collective knowledge and experience of the Principals and the entire team is the strength of Machado Silvetti, enabling the firm to respond to the unique needs and desires of new clients and varied projects. After more than three decades of steady, successful practice, Machado Silvetti’s portfolio reflect the diverse scope, scales 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.
Machado Silvetti has worked in countries such as Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Honduras, Lebanon, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. They also regularly work in the New England region and throughout the United States. Wherever the project, the design team expects to learn the culture and character of a place, the environmental conditions and construction techniques that affect design choices. This knowledge is employed to imagine and implement projects that are of their place but that also participate in a global ideal.
The firm's designs have been extensively published in professional magazines and displayed in numerous exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Biennale di Venezia, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the 1984 I.B.A. Exhibition in Berlin, and at the XVII Triennale di Milano. Three monographs have been produced on the office, Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti: Buildings for Cities (1990), Casas 40: Rodolfo Machado & Jorge Silvetti (1995), and Unprecedented Realism: The Architecture of Machado and Silvetti (1995).
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