Miriam Elwing

Miriam Elwing

São Paulo, BR



  • 28 years of experience as an architect working for Brazilian and international architecture practices, general contractor and property developer,acting in diversified segments: luxury residential and commercial ventures, plus urban planning projects, housing developments, hotels and institutional buildings.

  • Experience in managing design for multi-use major projects from concept through completion, and constructions. Coördination of technical teams with Brazilian and International consultants.

  • Implementation of a luxury hotel, from the concept to construction and FF&E execution, with interfaces between property developer, hotel operator and architecture practice.

  • Raising of potential clients, and presentation of fee proposals

  • Management of legal approvals

  • Proven negotiation skills for managing all the project stakeholders, from product development and preparation of the business plan to the delivery of the product, including investor, internal clients, suppliers, designers and costumers.

  • Very strong skills in Autocad , experienced with Corel Draw, Photoshop, Sketchup, MS Project, Revit and Excel.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.


Metodo Potencial Engenharia, São Paulo I, BR, Project manager

- Project management of multi-use projects
- Responsible for the pre construction engineering studies for the Four Seasons Hotel in São Paulo
- Project management of Hyatt Hotel Rio de Janeiro
- Development of value engineering solutions to reach the project budget
- Development of architectural solutions based on the local Construction Market state of art for international projects to be implemented in Brazil
- Management of architecture and engineering team
- Support to the Commercial Department to elaborate technical and commercial proposals.

Nov 2013 - Apr 2015

Foster + Partners, São Paulo, BR, Project Manager

- Start up of activities of Foster and Partners Brasil, including potential clients network development
- Design management of multi-use projects
- Support to the Management Department to prepare the documentation for fee proposal in response to Governmental and Private Organizations invitations for Bid
- Inputs to the project team about local Construction Market state of art, suppliers,and materials, and retrofit to the projects on International standards of construction industry

Apr 2012 - Nov 2013

Marcelo Guetta Arquitetios Associados, São Paulo, BR, Associate Partner

- Design development and construction management of apartments and corporate offices retrofit

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

JHSF, São Paulo, BR, Project Coordinator

- Project management of design and construction of the Amenities and Villas Fasano at “Fazenda Boa Vista” venture. “Fazenda Boa Vista” is a 15 square million meters condominium that includes a luxury hotel, a golf club , a horse center, a spa,a kids center plus 45 houses with hotel services.
- Management of internal and third parties teams
- Project management of the 45 Villas Fasano houses customization.
- Development of the owner´s manual and house hand over to the clients.
- Development of Fixtures, furnitures and equipments (FF&E) plan of the Hotel Fasano Boa Vista.
- Research and development of suppliers and technical solutions

Nov 2007 - Aug 2011

CDHU- Companhia de Desenvolvimento habitacional e Urbano do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR, Senior Architect

• Project Management of a 900,000 square meters area urban planning, with implementation of infrastructure of water, sewage, drainage, roads, public spaces and facilities, housing and landscaping.

Mar 2003 - Oct 2007

Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura, São Paulo, BR, Project coordinator

- Design manager and project architect for the high income segment, from the concept to the construction documentation and legal approvals.
- Coordination of architecture team and other consultants.

Sep 2001 - Feb 2003

Lockwood Greene Engineers/ CH2M Hill, São Paulo, BR, Architect coordinator

- Responsible for the inception and development of projects for C&A stores, Wall Mart distribution centre and projects for installations of pharmaceutical industries.
- Responsible for the approval of projects with the sanitary authorities.

Jun 1999 - Jul 2001

Miriam Elwing Arquitetura, São Paulo, BR, Director

- Inception and development of projects for retail, such as Casa do Pão de Queijo and Maringa Turismo, houses, popular housing, schools

Jan 1992 - Jun 1999

Paulo Mendes da Rocha Arquitetos Associados, São Paulo, BR, Architect

- Design of school buildings and high income houses based on the technology of pre casting of concrete: Antonio Gerassi residence, Jardim dos Bandeirantes Public School, and Jardim dos Campeões Public school;
- Schematic design for the new Municipal Aquarium Project in Santos;
- Schematic design of annex to the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MUBE).
- Schematic design for the Cultural and Sports center for AAA XI de Agosto, the University of São Paulo Law School Students Association.

Feb 1990 - Dec 1991

Cauduro Martino Arquitetos Associados, São Paulo, BR, Architect

 Projects for signaling and graphical pieces

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989

Leon Larzovsky Architecture, Tel Aviv, IL, visiting architect

- Cooperation in a commercial center project

Aug 1988 - Dec 1988


Project Management Institute (PMI), São Paulo, BR, PMP certification

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Faculdade de arquitetura e urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 1996 - Apr 2001

Faculdade de arquitetura e urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Mar 1981 - Dec 1986

Areas of Specialization