University of Miami School of Architecture Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio
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With offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Lima and Sao Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the international stage.
From its inception in 1977, the firm received almost instant attention and acclaim from critics and the public alike, due to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape. Led by Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, Arquitectonica continues to push the limits of design with its innovative use of materials, geometry, pattern and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world.
Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards and its groundbreaking work has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions. Arquitectonica is known as one of the pioneers of globalization in the architecture profession. Today its practice spans the world, with projects in fifty-nine countries on five continents. The firm’s global presence includes the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum in New York City, Festival Walk and Cyberport Technology Campus in Hong Kong, the Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank headquarters in Shanghai, the International Finance Center in Seoul, the Banco Real Santander Headquarters and JK Iguatemi in San Paulo, the Infinity and Lumina towers in San Francisco, the Philips Arena in Atlanta, and Brickell City Centre and the American Airlines Arena in Miami.