• About Bernardo Fort-Brescia

    Leading architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA, has created diverse buildings worldwide. Bernardo Fort-Brescia’s work has been featured in multiple museum exhibitions, and he and his Miami-based firm, Arquitectonica, have won hundreds of awards globally.

    Mr. Fort-Brescia refined his interest in architecture first at Princeton University, where he received his bachelor’s in urban planning, then at Harvard University, where he earned his master of architecture. Alongside a group of fellow architects new to the profession, in 1977, he founded Arquitectonica, a studio in Coconut Grove, Miami.

    Mr. Fort-Brescia’s awards include the American Institute of Architects Florida Honor for Design Award, which recognizes both notable architects and members of related professions in the area, as well as structures that embody great design while also enriching their environment. In 2018, he became the first architect to win the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring interdisciplinary professionals who create more sustainable communities through mindful land use.

  • Education

    Harvard University


    Master of Architecture

    Princeton University


    Urban Planning

  • Professional Experience


    Owner/ Principal

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    With a master's degree in architecture from Harvard University, Bernardo Fort-Brescia has been in...
    As Arquitectonica’s founding principal, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA has earned numerous design...