The firm aflalo/gasperini architects, founded in1962 as Croce, Aflalo & Gasperini has, over those 50 years and more, succeeded in always conciliating tradition and innovation in their pursuit of architectural solutions.
We are acknowledged for designing buildings that have become landmarks in the cities where they were built, like the IBM head office building, the Rochaverá Corporate Towers and the eTower in São Paulo; the Claudio Santoro Theater in Campos do Jordão and we continue to participate in innovative enterprises such as the revitalization of Rio de Janeiro’s port area, the Porto Maravilha scheme, with projects like Trump Towers Rio, among others.
The office operates nationwide, mainly in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, but also takes part in overseas projects.
Our role is in architecture and urbanism, covering such sectors as commercial, services, residential, hotel, public and social, recreational and industrial.
The office is run today by four managing partners, one associate director and a team of five associate professionals.
Our scope of work comprises research and analysis of the area, drawing up the architectural design approach, presentation drawings, pre-dimensioning and physical planning, development of the entire work project, as well as complementary projects coordination, construction inspection and supervision.
It was in 1962 that Plinio Croce and Roberto Aflalo teamed up with the architect Gian Carlo Gasperini to take part in the largest international competition of the time, organized by the International Union of Architects. The challenge: an audacious project for the construction of the biggest office tower in South America, to be erected in Buenos Aires.
Winners of this competition, the young architects, a little over 30 years old, were committed to creating a modern professional office focused on the technological aspects of architecture that would always incorporate a clear and honest idiom aiming at optimal solutions for its clients. More than 50 years later, this commitment has proven ever more victorious with every passing day.
Since the ’80s, a second generation, spawned within the office itself and that came to include Luis Felipe Aflalo Herman and Roberto Aflalo Filho, gradually took over the running of the office along with Gasperini, the only founding member still alive today. At the same time, Gasperini acted for decades as Full Professor in Composition of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo.
This period coincided with the country’s strong economic growth as well as that of the city of São Paulo itself thus making feasible a scale of architectonic projects hitherto nonexistent in Brazil.
The commitment to keeping abreast of current architectonic and technological questions has guaranteed that the office is inserted in this growth scenario without ever relinquishing the principles that guided its origin.
Roberto Aflalo Filho
Degree: Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo – 1976
Master’s degree: Harvard University – 1980
Start a/g: 1976
Luiz Felipe Aflalo Herman
Degree: Brás Cubas University Architecture and Urbanism – 1978
Start a/g: 1974
Grazzieli Gomes Rocha
Degree: Mackenzie Presbyterian University Architecture and Urbanism – 2002
Master’s degree: MBA in Real Estate FUPAM-USP – 2004
Start a/g: 2001
José Luiz Lemos da Silva Neto
Degree: Mackenzie Presbyterian University Architecture and Urbanism – 2001
Master’s degree: Architectural Association – 2007
Start a/g: 2009
Flávia de Barros Marcondes
Degree: Mackenzie Presbyterian University Architecture and Urbanism – 1985
Start a/g: 2007
Carlos Alberto Garcia
Degree: Mackenzie Presbyterian University Architecture and Urbanism – 1983
Start a/g: 1985
Degree: Mackenzie Presbyterian University Architecture and Urbanism – 2000
Start a/g: 2000
Coworkers and Administrative
Ana Beatriz Urushima
Célia Maria Quinsani
Luis Gustavo Dias