Danilo Sampaio

Danilo Sampaio

London, GB



Graduated in 2009 as ‘Architect and Urban Designer’ after completing a 5-year course from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), which is the 2nd best architecture school in Brazil and one of the best universities in Latin America (5th Place - QS Latin American University Rankings 2015). In late 2002, received a professional title called ‘Buildings Technician’, from a state trade school in Rio de Janeiro, when my work experience began. Certified in ‘International Business Administration’ from MIM (Manhattan Institute of Management) and graduated with a ‘Distinction’ in ‘MArch Architectural Design’ from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in September 2015. Additionally, received the B-Pro Bronze Prize for the project 'reEarth'. The Bartlett is ranked 2nd in architecture and built environment subject by QS World University Rankings and has the most world-leading research in Architecture and the Built Environment.

My focus is the architectural design, although I have more than ten years of experience divided in different areas of the architectural practice: more than 7 years implementing and managing architectural and infrastructural (mainly energy, water and communications) designs of several types of projects, such as aviation, educational, institutional, governmental, commercial and retail (+3 years specifically with LEED/sustainable design); 2 and a half years managing technical designs in construction site for one of the biggest construction company in Brazil and Latin America, as well as supporting the entire construction team; 2 years as academic researcher at PROURB/FAU/UFRJ; 1 year as academic teaching assistant in Descriptive Geometry; 10 months as technical and administrative assistant; 8 months as field draftsman.

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Pascall+Watson Architects, London, GB, Architect

Oct 2015 - current

Independent, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Architect, Designer, Modeler and Illustrator

Several of extra works in different segments, such as technical designs (architectural and infrastructural) and presentations, construction monitoring and assistance, and 3d modeling.

Jan 2008 - current

Arktos Sustainable Architecture, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Architect | Project Manager

Management, planning, and implementation of architectural and infrastructural projects, with the basic premise of sustainability in architecture and LEED certification. Member of GBC Brazil.
Supervisor: Maria José de Mello, CAU, CREA

Dec 2011 - Sep 2014

The H.L. Turner Group, LLC, Concord, NH, US, Intern Architect | International Representative

I came to US in April 2013 in order to act as an “International Representative” with the main objective of starting a partnership between both countries'' companies (Brazil and USA). Also, I've learned the North American way to manage, plan, and implement architectural and infrastructural projects.
Supervisor: David Hart, AIA, NCARB

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Projectus Consulting Ltd., Rio de Janeiro, BR, Trainee Architect and Junior Architect

Provisioning of technical, executive and consultative services in the industrial segment, acting in projects of different areas, such as architecture and infrastructure. Main client: PETROBRAS.
Location: Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil | Supervisor: Marcelo Miua, CAU
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil | Supervisor: Claudio Amaral, CAU, CREA

Oct 2010 - Nov 2011

Gafisa S/A, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Trainee and Construction Architect

Implementation, support and management of technical projects in a construction site. Also part of job’s requirement, everything relative to construction monitoring, such as materials and people.
Location: Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil | Supervisor: Silvia Amaral, CAU
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil | Supervisor: Amanda Cabral, CAU, CREA

Mar 2008 - Sep 2010

Raffa Architecture, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Intern

Implementation of architectural and infrastructural projects in different building segments, using software such as AutoCAD, CorelDraw and PhotoShop.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil | Supervisor: Rafael Tavares, CAU, CREA

Mar 2005 - Dec 2007

Gás Capital GR, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Field Draftsman

Infrastructural drawings of the natural gas system distribution in Rio de Janeiro. Company: CEG/RJ.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

SOSEMA, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Technical and Administrative Assistant

Preparation of plans, maps, flow charts, formatting and layout.

Jul 2003 - Dec 2003


University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, MArch Architectural Design

The Masters programme in Graduate Architectural Design (GAD) is a 12-month full-time post-professional course, leading to a Masters of Architecture (MArch) degree. The programme is structured around six Research Clusters curated to deliver diverse yet focused strands of speculative research, emphasising the importance of advanced design in complexities of acute context. The MArch GAD is part of B-Pro, a new umbrella structure for prospective architecture, urbanism, design and theory at an advanced level.

B-Pro Bronze Prize for the project 'reEarth'

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Manhattan Institute of Management - MIM, New York, NY, US, International Business Management

The Manhattan Institute of Management is a private higher learning institution committed to offering students a high quality, global business education. MIM offers our students a real opportunity to gain insight into the meaning of business success, in New York and around the world. In the past 29 years, over 8,000 students from almost every country on earth have stepped through the gates of MIM's downtown Manhattan main campus.

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BR / FAU, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, is a public university in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFRJ is one of the Brazilian centers of excellence in teaching and research. It is the first higher education institution of Brazil and largest federal university of the country, where many of the most qualified institutions are state-owned. It is mainly located in the city of Rio de Janeiro with three campuses in town, and there are other campuses in the cities of Macaé and Duque de Caxias.

Feb 2005 - Dec 2009

Escola Técnica Estual Ferreira Viana, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Building Construction Technology

Associate's degree in Building Construction Technology

Mar 2000 - Nov 2002


B-Pro Prize, 3rd Place

B-Pro Bronze Prize for the project 'reEarth'


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