About us

Natureza Urbana was created with the objective of offering services in the areas of architecture, urbanism, and related technical areas, prioritizing strategic planning, innovation and integration with nature.

Driven by the transformation of space, our team aims to provide new relationships and experiences, not only between people, but especially between them and the environment in which they are involved, whether urban or natural. The purpose of giving new meaning to places and transforming lives, inspires our daily lives.

In the environmental, social, and economic spheres, sustainability is the key factor in the projects we develop. In each of them, harmony with the environment is prioritized, always seeking a balance between functionality and preservation. We follow the principles of social responsibility and collective well-being, keeping in mind that our decisions impact many people’s lives. We start from the premise that a project is only good, when it is good for all the parties involved.

The scale diversity of our work continually challenges us to think of creative and innovative solutions. Freely exposing ideas, experimenting multidisciplinary approaches and the permanent interchange of experiences, are the central key points of how we see our work. That enriches us, not only as individuals, but also as a group. Together we grow, advance and develop new skills.

The purposes and values of Natureza Urbana, are constantly reaffirmed through our inspiring projects, aligned with the perception we have of the world.

Team

Manoela Machado
Founding Partner

Architect and Urban Planner. She studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE-Brazil) and has an Advanced Studies Diploma in Architectural Projects from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain).

She has a vast experience in coordinating and developing multidisciplinary projects, urban development projects and structuring visits to natural areas, conservation units, scenography and exhibitions. Coordinates and monitors executive projects for large urban spaces developed in Natureza Urbana.

Pedro Lira
Founding Partner

Architect and Urban Planner, studied at the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy), graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE-Brazil) and has an Advanced Studies Diploma in Architectural Projects from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain). Teaches in the Master’s Program in Cities, offered by the IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) with focus in Ecology and Climate Change.

He has a vast experience in coordinating and developing architectural projects, urban studies, feasibility studies and public-private partnerships. In addition, we can highlight studies and projects in urban planning and masterplans, nature based ans regenerative tourism, nature based real state, among others, at public and private sectors, in Brazil and abroad.

Camila Reis
Partner

Architect and Urban Planner graduated from FAU-USP (Brazil). She studied at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), has a postgraduate degree in Architecture, Education and Society from Escola da Cidade and was an assistant professor of urbanism at the same institution in 2016 and 2017. She has a master’s degree in the FAU-USP postgraduate program in the area of ​​Architectural Design and is currently Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Professional Relations at IAB/SP.

She has experience in coordinating architectural and urbanism executive projects. Participated and coordinated multidisciplinary project teams involving various work scales.

Arquiteta e Urbanista UFPE
Julia Ximenes
Partner

Architect and Urban Planner graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE-Brazil), with academic exchange in the United Kingdom (Heriot Watt University), where she studied MSc Urban and Regional Planning courses. Her graduation work was the winner of the Opera Prima Prize, the National Competition in Architecture and Urbanism and she has a master’s degree in the FAU-USP postgraduate program in the area of ​​Urban Planning.

She has experience in projects of different scales, from urban planning and design to residential projects. Participated in studies for concessions of conservation units, master plan reviews and mobility plans, urban and architectural projects.

Bárbara Fernandes
Architect and Urban planner
Breno Pilot
Architect and Urban planner
Cauê Marins
Architect and Urban planner
Daniel Carvalho
Architect and Urban planner
Ellen Lima
Administration and Finance
Giovanna Tozzi
Architect and Urban planner
Giulia Corsi
Architect and Urban planner
Henrique Grillo
Architect and Urban planner
Jean Fortes
Architect and Urban planner
Laís Pimentel
Architect and Urban planner
Luan Neske
Intern in Architecture and Urbanism
Nicollas Rangel
Architect and Urban planner
Pedro Norberto
Architect and Urban planner
Yan Azevedo
Architect and Urban planner