Bernardo Fort-Brecia is a founding principal of Arquitectonica, he studied architecture and urban planning at Princeton University and received a master’s in architecture from Harvard University, where he later taught. He arrived in Miami in 1975 to teach at the University of Miami, and by 1977 he had already founded Arquitectonica with a group of young architects, including partner Laurinda Spear, and set up a studio in Coconut Grove. Within two years Arquitectonica’s work was appearing in magazines around the world. Today Arquitectonica has designed buildings in sixty countries from ten offices around the world.
Bernardo Fort–Brescia’s designs have won hundreds of design awards. His work has been featured in more than 5,000 national and international publications and has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
He is the recipient of the 1996 AIA Florida Honor for Design Award and the 1998 AIA Silver Medal for Design Excellence. He was also honored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1992 and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1999. More recently, he was honored by the Salvadori Center in New York with the 2000 Founder’s Award.