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Angelo Bucci


Angelo Bucci is Co-founder and Principal of spbr arquitetos based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Founded in 2003, spbr arquitetos works simultaneously on two complementary fronts: professional and academic. The office’s projects reflect a critical thinking on aspects of modern architecture that affirm the importance of structural design, constructive solutions, economic viability and, above all, the understanding of the city as a field of dialogue of the works of architecture are valued.

Angelo Bucci is also a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism (FAU) at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil (2001-).

He has held visiting professorships at: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (2008, 2016 & 2017); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland (2013-14); Yale University, USA (2013); Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), Argentina (2006 & 2010); University of Texas at Austin, USA (2010); Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy (2008 & 2009); Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA (2008); University of Cuenca, Ecuador (2005 & 2007); University of California Berkeley, USA (2006); Arizona State University, USA (2005); and Andres Bello University, Chile (2005).

He qualified as an architect after graduating in 1987, and obtained a Masters in 1998, and PhD from USP in 2005.

Angelo Bucci was recognized with honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2011 for his contribution to the profession.

He received a Holcim Awards Silver in Latin America in 2008 for his project Low-energy university mediatheque in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Angelo Bucci was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America (2011 & 2014); head of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America (2017); and a member of the Global Holcim Awards jury (2021).

Last Updated: July 14, 2021
São Paolo, Brazil
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