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Machado Silvetti is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works of architecture in the United States and abroad. Our designs result from the careful integration of the client's aspirations, the project's programmatic requirements and the culture and character of its location. In everything we believe that design should exceed the merely functional or inevitable, and that architecture can meaningfully advance society and culture. Our projects are meant to be timeless—profoundly responsive to present conditions while firmly related to the history and culture of architecture. And through an inseparable commitment to architectural invention and innovative technique, we work to ensure that clarity resonates throughout a design from concept to construction.


Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have been in association since 1974. They formally incorporated Machado and Silvetti Associates in 1985. In 2015 the firm expanded, adding four new partners and updating the office name to Machado Silvetti, reflecting the persistent quality and spirit of our work. After more than three decades of steady, successful practice, our portfolio reflects the diverse scope, scale and breadth of the firm's experience, displaying special expertise in Art and Teaching Museums, Education and Institutional environments and facilities, Conservation, Cultural Heritage, Re-Use, Urban Design and Planning. Internationally recognized, we have worked in Berlin, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Singapore, Rome, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Vietnam and across the United States.

Office Profile


Machado Silvetti is a mid-size full-service Architecture and Urban Design Firm working globally from the main office in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm founders, Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti, internationally recognized and honored for their contributions to the theory and practice or Architecture and Urban Design, are actively involved in the design and direction of projects from concept design through construction. Their partners, Jeffry Burchard and Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer provide principal leadership throughout all areas of the practice with focused dedication to distinctive design and unparalleled service.


The four Principals have broad experience designing, managing, and delivering award winning, context specific projects in the United States and abroad. Project expertise includes spaces for studying, conserving, and making art, higher education and cultural institutions, and stewarding cultural heritage through innovative design. A group of Associates assist the Principals in the management of projects and in-house teams, ensuring that great work is done well and on time. The collective knowledge and experience of the Principals and the entire team is the strength of Machado Silvetti, enabling us to respond to the unique needs and desires of new clients and varied projects.

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Recent Awards

Honor Award for Design Excellence | Boston Society of Architects

Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art, Florida State University
Sarasota, FL

Merit Award for Innovation in Materials | AIA Gulf Coast

Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art, Florida State University
Sarasota, FL

Unbuilt> On the Boards: Best of Design | Architect's Newspaper

The Menokin, Warsaw, VA

Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture

Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

Honor Award for Campus Planning | Boston Society of Architects

Vietnamese-German University, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

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Main Office


Machado Silvetti
560 Harrison Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
T | (617) 426-7070 F | (617) 420-0399

The following legal entitles are doing business as Machado Silvetti:
Machado and Silvetti Associates, LLC
Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc.

Associated Office

Buenos Aires

Machado and Silvetti Associates, S.A.
C1005AAQ Buenos Aires, Argentina
T (5411) 5353-6054

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