- Bio -

Felipe Guimarães has a Master of Advanced Architectural Studies degree from USC and a B.A. in Architecture (5-years degree) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with 6 months of academic exchange at ETSAM - Madrid Superior Technical School of Architecture in Spain. He is currently Partner and co-owner in L-ADU office and has 6 years of experience as an architect between Brazil and the United States.


At Sage and Coombe Architects in NY he experienced the work environment of a large firm, which engages in diverse scale projects.. In Brazil, prior to that, he worked for 6 years at Mareines+Patalano Office, a practice with an extent portfolio in housing, educational and workplaces. Working in all stages of a project, individually and as part of bigger groups this experience gave him the skills and confidence to open his own office.


In the past two years Guimarães has been working in his own office in Brazil, L-ADU. The outcomes of this venture are several small projects in which four were built and a remarkable result in large-scale national architectural competitions. With a diverse array of teams that L-ADU brought together for these competitions, the office got a third, a second and a first prize out of four competitions in two years. Concomitantly, in the last 6 months he worked as professor in a Architecture and Urban Design undergraduate course at Augusto Motta University Centre in Rio, where I was responsible for 3 courses, teaching REVIT and AUTOCAD for students.




 - Professional Experiences -

2016 - Present | L-ADU

Architectural firm specialized in residential projects and social housing.

2 years as Co-owner and Partner.

Participation in architecture competitions (3 prizes won in 1 year). Responsible for the architectural project since the conception to construction drawings. Execution of furniture.


2015 | Sage and Coombe Architects

Architectural firm with a varied portfolio, with large scale projects.

3 months as trainee / architect (summer job)

Detail drawings in REVIT | Finalist in the competition “Van Alen Institute - Flatiron Competition”


2008 - 2014 | Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura

Architectural firm specialized in residential, commercial and educational projects

3 years as Architectural Project Designer

Responsible for construction drawings of residences with direct contact with the client and contractors. Approval of projects in the city hall. Participation in competitions.

3 years as intern

Worked in the conception of projects with the execution of physical models and presentation of projects, generating rendering and constructive schemes.

 - Teaching Experiences -

2017 | Augusto Motta University Centre

Architecture and urban design undergraduate course


Responsible for the classes: “Techniques of digital representation 3”, “Digital graphics” and “technical drawing 2”. These three classes were focused on the representation of projects using as tool: REVIT, AUTOCAD and technical drawings representation, respectively.

 - Education -

2014-2015 | Master of advanced architectural studies | University of Southern California

Graduated with honors | GPA 3.85


2005-2011 | Architecture and Urbanism College | Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

5 year degree with final year thesis | Yield 8.6 of 10.0


2009 | Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid | Polytechnic University of Madrid

Academic Exchange for 6 meses


2005 | Industrial Design College | Rio de Janeiro State University

Attended for 1 semester

 - Awards and Scholarships -

2017 | 1st prize in the National Architecture Competition: "Housing of Social Interest in DF".

Participation as Partner and Co-owner of the L-ADU firm


2016 | 2nd prize in the National Architecture Competition: “Social Housing in Sol Nascente-Trecho 2”.

Participation as Partner and Co-owner of the L-ADU firm


2016 | 3rd prize in the National Architecture Competition: “Social Housing in Sol Nascente - Trecho 1”.

Participation as Partner and Co-owner of the L-ADU firm


2016 | Director’s Award

Honors given by the Director of the Master in Advanced Architectural Studies (maximum honor given in the program).


2015 | finalist in the National Architecture Competition: “Flatiron Plaza holiday competition”.

Participation as trainee / architect in Sage and Coombe architectural firm.


2014 and 2015 | 2 x USC School of Architecture Scholarship Award Committee

Merit scholarship worth $ 14,270.


2014-2015  | CAPES (Brazilian federal government agency for quality assurance in postgraduate courses in Brazil) Scholarship “Science without Borders ”

Fully funded Master program at USC


2012 | 2nd prize in the National Architecture Competition: “House of the creative industry - FIRJAN”.

Participation as Architectural Project Designer at Mareines+Patalano firm


2011 | 1st prize in the National Architecture Competition: “Spatial rearrangement of FAU’s pilotis”.

As student at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Associated with Priscila Coli Rocha and Bianca Freitas

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