The Architect

The Architect


Architect and Interior Designer, graduated in Brazil, with over 20 years of experience in a great range of projects including residential, commercial, cultural, historical, social and educational buildings.

With professional experiences in Europe, Japan and United States, Andrea has also worked as a professor at the Urbanism and Architecture School of the University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), from 1992 to 1997.

Actually established in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Miami, Andrea runs projects in many parts of Brazil, and in the United States. Her work is based in the comfort and functionality of spaces, harmony of shapes and volumes, interaction with the environment and creativity with the use of high quality but low cost materials. Many of her works have been published in Brazilian magazines and awarded.


Imagem Arquitetura & Decoração LTDA- Owner and Senior architect-Dec 1997 – Present
Developed multidisciplinary designs and projects from concept development to complete construction and or decoration. Responsible for all projects in the office. Portfolio available.
Federal University of Minas Gerais – Architectural School Professor – Jan 1992- Dec 1997
Taught the following classes:  Expression and Representation, Interior Design, Projects III,
Presentation Drawing-Air brush,-Architectural planning IV
J.C.A Arquitetos Arq. Joel Campolina- Architect- Nov. 1992- March 1993
Worked as a project architect in the following projects:Camara Municipal, Forum, and Public Library in Caratinga/MG.
Shin Takamatsu Architect & Associates – Kyoto – Japan- Architect-May 1990 – Oct. 1991
Worked as a project architect in the following projects:  Kyushu Hotel; Office building – Luna; Ikebana’s Scholl; Competition for Cultural and commercial center in Dijon – France. Prepared renderings using air brush techniques, created building models and working drawings using the software Archtrion / Macintosh and Dinaperspective/PC.
Roberto Loeb  & Associates S/C Ltda.- São Paulo, SP – Architect-Jan 1989 – April 1990
Worked as a project architect in the following projects: International Museum of Acropolis – Athens, Greece; and residential project for Van Rhijn – Porto de Galinhas – Recife/ Brazil
Construtora Segenco Ltda. – Belo Horizonte, MG – Brazil – ArchitectMay 1987 – Dec 1988
Project architect responsible for creating all the architectural projects and coordination of other disciplines, provided site inspection and followed the projects though construction.
Raul de Lago Cirne Architect & Associates- Trainee
Belo Horizonte, MG-Brazil-1987
MA e MAIA Architect & Associates:– Trainee
Sílvio Podestá, Eolo Maia, Jô Vasconcelos-BH, MG-Brazil-1986
Cid Horta Architect & Associates- Trainee
Belo Horizonte, MG-Brazil -1985
Pau Brasil Design Store – Trainee
Eraldo J. Pinheiro e Porfírio Valadares- Belo Horizonte, MG-Brazil 1984


Bachelor in Architecture- FAMIH University of Architectural and Urbanism – BH – Brazil 1981-1986
Urban Design Course- Creteil University- Paris- France Jan-May 1986
Bachelor of Arts – Federal University of Minas Gerais UFMG- Belo Horizonte – Brazil  1980 – 1984
Interior Design Post Graduate Course – IEC PUC University of MG – Brazil 2004 – 2005
AIA New York Center Architecture– Course about Green design solution – March- June 2009


Fluent in English, Portuguese and French.
Beginners’ skills in Spanish and Japanese.


Casa Vogue 02/08/2013
Casa Decoração e estilo, fev. 2012
A+D Anuário de arquitetura e decoração de Belo Horizonte, 2011-2012
Morar mais por menos, 2011
Casa Vogue Arquitetura, Jan.2009Imobiliare Magazine Nr 16 Edition  – Set  2008
Casa Vogue Arquitetos, Feb.2008
Casa Vogue Interior , Jan 2008
Espaço D Magazine, set. 2008 – Olga Krell Editores Ltda.
Casa Mix Nr.31, Summer Edition 2007.
Interiores Arquitetura book III 2007 by DPI Editora.
Habitat Magazine Nr. 20, Summer Edition 2006.
Interiores Arquitetura book II 2005 by DPI Editora.
Espaço D Magazine, Dec. 2004 – Olga Krell Editora Ltda.
Fazenda do Pontal, O Casarão que Reapareceu no Mapa, book published in 2004 by Fundação Cultural Carlos
Drummond de Andrade.
Casa Cor- Yearbook 2000 / 2002/2005 by Cult Ltda.
Interiores Arquitetura book I 2002 by DPI Editor.


Pousada Capim do Mato 3st place private contest for sustainable design – Olga krell
Master plan area: 8.000m² – 2011
Deca um sonho de banheiro– 1st place private contest for commercial category southeastern.
Brazil, 2009
CCBC – Horse’s Club Barão de Cocais – 1st place private contest for PMBC (Prefeitura municipal de Barão de Cocais)– Master plan area: 50.000m²; Construction area: 8,000m²   from Dec 2007 to Jan 2009 (design period)
Club Real Campestre- Vale – Itabira, MG. 1st place private contest Vale   – Area master plan: 80,000m2  Area construction buildings: 6.800m2 – from July 2003 to July 2007 (project and construction)
Fazenda do Pontal – Centro Cultural Carlos Drummond de Andrade 1st place public contest for Cultural Center PMI(Prefeitura Municipal de Itabira –Area master plan: 15.000m2 – building: 1720m2 – from August 2001
to   October 2004 (project and construction) Project approved by IEPHA e Patrimônio Histórico Cultural de Minas Gerais.
Praças Pedágio RODO NORTE- Estado do Paraná -1st place public contest for Tools and administrations buildings in Paraná State highways. Buildings area: 12.000 m²   November 1997 – May de 1999 (project and construction)
JUCEMG – Junta comercial de Minas Gerais– 1st place public contest for interior design.  Centro Belo Horizonte, MG. Area interior building: 780m2 – March 1993 – August 1997(project and construction)
Escola Donato Fonseca –1st place public contest DEOP  Centro – Belo Horizonte, MG. Area building: 1600m2 – May 1996 – August 1998(project and construction)
Edifício Comercial Rafaello Bertti – 1st place private contest for concept of the building and interior design FCA(Ferrovia Centro Atlântica) and VALE.  Centro – Belo Horizonte, MG. Interior building and facades:
5600m2 – July 2001 – Dec 2003 (project and construction) Project approved by IEPHA and Patrimônio Histórico Cultural de Minas Gerais.


Espaço morar mais por menos 2011- Flexible sustainable office of ceramist.
Espaço casa cor 2005 – Cellar and Wine tasting Room – Alphaville, Nova Lima, MG.
Espaço casa cor 2002 – Lobby, Facade and ticket Office inspired in Oscar Niemeyer, Pampulha – Belo Horizonte, MG.
Espaço casa cor 2000 – Shopping Casa do Conde – Belo Horizonte, MG.
Espaço Petra– 1998 – Savassi Boy´s room – Belo Horizonte, MG