Horizontes Arquitetura e Urbanismo is an architetural firm, founded in 2002, and headed by trhee partners: Gabriel Velloso, Luiz Felipe de Farias and Marcelo Palhares, with the aim of achieving an advanced level of innovative architecture and high quality design.
The name of the company represents those ideals and the main objectives: “Horizontes = horizons = perspective of development, progress, improvement”.
The performance areas of Horizontes covers all segments of architecture and urbanism, especially: residential, cultural, institutional, commercial, and industrial projects, and also urban planning and urban design.
Horizontes Arquitetura e Urbanismo is certified to ISO´s 9001 management system standards
Our proposal is to offer a complete set of services, involving all the necessary stages for construction – project briefs, conceptual design, design development, construction documents, complementary projects (structure, installations, landscape design and others), project management and site supervision.
This methodology is made possible through the cooperation with a network of external consultants, who offers the full range of complementary services.
Centering and managing all the projects with horizontes enables that time goals, budgets and quality standards are kept under control.
Horizontes is associated to Gemarq – Grupo de Empresas Mineiras de Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Horizontes develop projects for clients all over Brazil and outside (U.S.A. and Peru), specially:
- ALUTEC Esquadrias de Alumínio
- BELGO BEKAERT Arames
- Consórcio CAMARGO CORRÊA e SANTA BÁRBARA
- Construtora MELLO AZEVEDO
- DEOP – Departamento de Obras públicas de Minas Gerais
- DIRECIONAL Engenharia
- GIRAMUNDO Teatro de Bonecos
- IFMG – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Minas Gerais
- MHAB – Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto
- MINAS Tênis Clube
- PBH – Prefeitura Municipal de Belo Horizonte
- Prefeitura de Juiz de Fora
- PUC Minas – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
- Puu Waawaa Ranch (EUA)
- PRÁXIS Projetos e Consultoria
- SAMARCO Mineiração
- SENAC Minas – Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial
- SESC Minas – Serviço Social do Comércio de Minas Gerais
- UFMG – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Horizontes is formed by a team of young architects, with international experience and recognized and awardees works.
Gabriel Velloso da Rocha Pereira – Founding Partner
Licensed Architect. Engineering Project Manager. Former Director of Brazilian Institute of Architects. Former Lecturer at the UFMG-Federal University of Minas Gerais-School of Achitecture.
Luiz Felipe de Farias – Founding Partner
Licensed Architect. Engineering Project Manager. Director of Architecture at SME – Minas Society of Engineers. Former Lecturer at the UNA-University Center UNA-School of Achitecture.
Marcelo Palhares Santiago – Founding Partner
Licensed Architect. Engineering Project Manager. Former director of Communications at GEMARQ. Former Director of Brazilian Institute of Architects, 2006 to 2007. Former Lecturer at the UFMG-Federal University of Minas Gerais-School of Achitecture, 2008 to 2009.
Fernando Luiz Lara – Special Projects
Licensed Architect. PHD at University of Michigan. Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, EUA.
Our group is complemented by an internal team of architects and engineers, well as a network of partners consisting of engineering consulting firms.