Machado and Silvetti Associates is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works of architecture in the United States and abroad. Their designs are the result of careful integration of the client´s aspirations, the project's programmatic requirements, and the nature and character of the place for which a proposal is designed. The work does not espouse any signature style, but strives to find that which is unique and important within a given project, and to express that urbanistically and architecturally. The projects are distinctive for their conceptual clarity and visual intensity.
Machado and Silvetti Associates became incorporated in 1985, although principals Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti have been in association since 1974. The firm's projects have been of diverse size and nature, having developed special expertise in Art Museums, educational institutions, and urban design and planning worldwide for Berlin, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Sicily, Frankfurt, San Juan, Pamplona, Rome, Seoul, Singapore, Tenerife, Venice, Vienna, and in the United States for major cities throughout New England, in New York, Texas, California, Utah, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Arkansas among others.
In 1991, the firm was given the first ever Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for twenty years of "boldly conceived and brilliantly executed urban projects" and the designs were commended for being "uncompromisingly dedicated to envisioning a meaningful architecture of the public realm." Since that time, the office has received three National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as the AIA Brick in Architecture Award, ten Progressive Architecture awards and citations, thirteen design awards from the New England AIA chapter, seventeen Boston Society of Architects awards, including the 2003 Harleston Parker Medal, and the prestigious International Award for Architecture in Stone.
The firm's designs have been extensively published in professional magazines and displayed in numerous exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Biennale di Venezia, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the 1984 I.B.A. Exhibition in Berlin, and at the XVII Triennale di Milano. Three monographs have been produced on the office, Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti: Buildings for Cities (1990), Casas 40: Rodolfo Machado & Jorge Silvetti (1995), and Unprecedented Realism: The Architecture of Machado and Silvetti (1995).
"Architectural Explorations: Pedagogical Practices"
December 3 , 2013
Jorge Silvetti will deliver the keynote speech of this International Seminar on December 12 in Cusco, Peru. Organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, this International Seminar hosts discussions regarding current educational pedagogies and will explore the future of architectural education. The week-long seminar will take place in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Pichu, December 9-14. Here is a link:
"All About Some Recent Buildings"
October 28 , 2013
Rodolfo Machado will present a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday November 1st, 4:30pm. On the same day, Rodolfo is presenting to the Milwaukee Design Council at 12 noon. Here is a link:
October 11, 2013
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Di Tella Arquitectura
September 18, 2013
Jorge Silvetti will have a conversation with Ciro Najle about the recent work of the office. The event takes place at 7:00 pm at Hall A2. Campus Alcorta: Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7350, Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Here is a link with more details:
September 06 , 2013
Jeffry Burchard has been promoted to the position of Associate. Jeffry is an Architect and has been with the office since 2008. He brings special expertise in design, advanced geometry, computation, parametric technology, material fabrication, strategic energy use and historical and formal analysis. For the