Based in Miami, Bernardo Fort-Brescia is an award-winning architect who guides Arquitectonica as founding principal. Bernardo Fort-Brescia and his team focus on projects that combine commercially viability with ecological sensitivity, and have completed design work in 59 countries.
Originally from Peru, Mr. Fort-Brescia completed studies in Europe, where he developed fluency in several languages. After pursuing urban planning and architectural studies at Princeton University, he earned his MS in architecture from Harvard University. He later taught at Harvard University, as well as Florida International University and the University of Miami. Over the years, he has also served as architectural advisory board chair at these institutions.
Since establishing Arquitectonica in the late 1970s, Mr. Fort-Brescia has been associated with the use of innovative geometry, patterns, hues, and materials that define Miami’s urban character. Expanding his vision worldwide, he takes inspiration from the cultural and natural attributes of specific locations, such that a unique sense of place is amplified. An American Institute of Architects (AIA) fellow, Bernardo Fort-Brescia has received the AIA’s Silver Medal.