Machado and Silvetti Associates is an architecture and urban design firm known for distinctive spaces and unique works. Since being established in 1985, 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.
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." Since that time, the office has received numerous design awards including three National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Brick in Architecture Award, ten Progressive Architecture awards and citations, the 2003 Harleston Parker Medal, and the prestigious International Award for Architecture in Stone. In addition to their practice, Machado and Silvetti have had distinguished academic careers and both are current faculty members at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.