Victor Hugo De Souza Azevedo

Victor Hugo De Souza Azevedo

Manaus, BR



Born and raised in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil, Victor is interested in how design can improve the quality of life in cities in emerging countries; with a special focus in Latin America. His undergraduate thesis "Paradox City and the River" questioned the nature of river-edge informal settlements along the Amazon River. Victor has professional experience in India, Brazil and New York, and is now seeking to pursue his masters in architecture.


Vir.Mueller Architects, New Delhi, IN, Architect Trainee

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Laghi Engenharia, Manaus, BR, Summer Intern Architect

May 2013 - Jul 2013

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Teaching Assistant for ARCH 3020/4020 Advanced Parametrics

Jan 2013 - May 2013

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Discussion Leader for ARCH 1010 and ARCH 1020

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Studio Sofield West / Judith Lance, Inc., New York, NY, US, Extern

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

Roberto Moita Arquitetos, Manaus, BR, Summer Intern

May 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

May 2009 - May 2013


Undergraduate Thesis Award, 1st Place


Design Excellence Award, Award


Graduation with Honors, Award


2012 BLT Architects Student Sketch Competition, 1st Place

November 2, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) – BLT Architects (BLTa), a Philadelphia-based architectural and interior design firm, announced today that Victor Hugo De Souza Azevedo from the University of Virginia is the winner of the 2012 Student Design Sketch Competition. The runner-up is Henry Glennon from Carnegie Mellon University and in 3rd place is Dan Brown from Drexel University. The competition was open to all college students in the mid-Atlantic region and entries were received from the winners’ universities as well as Philadelphia University, Virginia Tech, and others. For his efforts, Mr. Hugo was offered a paid summer 2013 internship at BLTa.

“We were incredibly impressed by the talent, strategic thought, planning, and social consciousness that underpinned the entries we received this year,” said Michael Ytterberg, Ph.D., principal at BLTa. “Picking one winning design from the submissions we received was a challenging affair that spurred spirited conversation among our team here in the office. We were unified in our point-of-view that the quality of work that was exemplified by all the students is a testament to not only their skills and work ethic, but also of the quality of today's architecture schools. On behalf of everyone at BLT Architects, I want to thank this year's participants and be the first to extend my congratulations to Victor on winning the design competition. We all look forward to both mentoring and learning from you this coming summer.”


India Initiative, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization