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“Our approach to architecture starts with the understanding of our client’s business. Then it evolves into a truly collaborative process among architect, client and consultants. It is from this process that responsible architecture emerges.”
Growing up, Claudia was inspired by her hometown mayor, Jaime Lerner. He wasn’t just a politician, Jaime was an architect. Living in Curitiba, Brazil, she learned, through Jaime, that architecture can have a big impact on the community. Since joining HKS, she has worked on a wide range of projects from sports facilities to commercial and hospitality projects. She draws from this broad experience the expertise to understand complex projects that interweave scopes, consultancies and communities. “As director of HKS’s São Paulo office, I enjoy working in collaboration with businesses to learn about their work and share our international design experience and knowledge,” she said. “Together, we are looking at efficiencies in the design and construction process that can positively impact the industry and the local community.”
Registered Architect: Brazil
Master of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Did You Know?
If Claudia hadn’t chosen architecture, she would be a musician.