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.
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.
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.