Marcelo Macedo

Marcelo Macedo

Sao Paulo, SP Brazil



Brazilian Architect from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2011), during his Bachelor, studied architecture at ENSA Paris Val-de-Seine. Started as an intern at Metro Arquitetos where he participated and became responsible mainly for cultural projects for ITAU Bank, coordenating the MOVIE THEATER SPACES in 6 different cities in Brazil. Metro also gave him the opportunity to work together with MENDES DA ROCHA and OMA. In 2014 started to design for his own clients and went to NYC to acquire in 2016 his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from GSAPP at Columbia University.


Metro Arquitetos Associados, Sao Paulo, Architect

As an architect, beyond designing and producing the necessary products until the project completion, I would revise the concept with the Partners, together we defined schedules, team, list of documents and materials to be produced and I was responsible for site visiting and information collection. After approval of Schematic Design, I would manage subcontractor projects, attend follow up meetings with clients, define projects specifications as materials, systems and suppliers and developed cost estimation according to clients requests. When we entered Constructive Drawings phase, according to the size of the project, the team increased and I used to design and also coordinate the team’s production. There were occasions when advanced techniques were embedded in the project, that reacquired usually a senior architect who specifically collaborated with me in such parts of the project. As design got ready, I verified every drawing and prepared final package for the partners’ verification and once done, we sent to clients and contractors. I finally visited the construction to punch list, solve contractor’s questions and define necessary drawings to be developed.

Jul 2011 - Mar 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

The Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design is a three-term program consisting of Summer, Fall, and Spring terms. The objective of the program is to provide outstanding young professionals who hold a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree the opportunity to enter into an intensive, postgraduate study that encourages critical thought in the context of design speculation.

The program is viewed as a framework in which both academic and professional concerns are explored. Overall, the program emphasizes an experimental approach to research and architectural design rigorously grounded in multiple, complex realities.

Jun 2015 - May 2016


FAU MACKENZIE Student Contest, 1st Place


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