Patricia Akinaga Landscape Architecture, Ecological Urbanism, and Environmental Planning is an award-winning design firm located in São Paulo and Salvador with an international presence. In addition to the practice, our professionals collaborate in academia as professors and researchers.
Founded in 2005, Patrícia Akinaga is a design firm recognized for its professional integrity, creativity, environmental sensitivity, and technical knowledge. The studio has extensive experience in small to large projects and works with the public and private sectors in various typologies.
Patrícia Akinaga is a small firm. Our collaborative work with selected experts and consultants for the project’s scale, complexity, and technical requirements is part of our identity.
The consultant group includes artists, agronomists, civil/structural engineers, lighting designers, mine engineers, geologists, architects, historians, archaeologists, agrotechnicians, and biologists.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and insistence that our designs get built within high-quality standards. Our work success results from our understanding of the landscape and building methods, excellent working relationships with entrepreneurs, builders, communities, and public agents. We actively research new cutting-edge materials and technologies to incorporate them into our design process.
The success of our practice relies on different and complementary knowledge of our partners and the team under the leadership of Patricia Akinaga, Ph.D., experienced in national and international complex landscape and urban projects with active professional practice in the United States, Marcelo Kubo, architect, project manager and Ph.D. candidate in Biology and Vanessa Kraml, architect and restoration and conservation specialist.
Landscape Architect Special Projects
Architect Urbanist Public and Institutional Projects
Landscape Architect BIM Specialist
Civil Engineer Transportation
Landscape Architect Special Projects
MEP and Infrastructure Engineer
Civil Engineer Transportation Specialist
Landscape and Architect QAQC Lead
Landscape Architect BIM
Paranoá Park Design Competition, Brasília, 2012.
Campus ON-MAST - National Observatory and Astronomy Museum Design Competition, Rio de Janeiro, 2007
Carapicuiba Lake Park, Gabriel Chucre – IABSP Awards, Carlos Barjas Milan – co –author Barbieri + Gorski, 2006
Staples Center – Open Space Assessment Plan, Los Angeles, CA, VI Bienal of Architecture, São Paulo Destaque Award in 2005 e ASLA Southern California Chapter - Planning and Analysis Award , 2003 with STUDIO-MLA
TELECOM ,El Salvador – winning entry with STUDIO-MLA e CIVITAS,2003
Aragon Elementary School, Central Los Angeles High School #1, Belmont Elementary School – Merit Design Award – Los Angeles Unified School District , 2003 with STUDIO-MLA, Perkins & Will, Johnson Fain Partners
Temecula Border Patrol Station – U.S. General Services Administration 2002 Design Excellence Architecture Award with STUDIO-MLA , Garrison Architects
Ku Leuven University in Brussells, Architecture Department – “Designing for Resilience: a Collective Approach”. Lecture on design and resiliency to Master students. (2020)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador PUCESI de Ibarra –“Rio Tahuando en Ibarra”. Lectre series and workshops with Mia Lehrer to the University and EMAPA ( EMPRESA PÚBLICA MUNICIPAL DE AGUA POTABLE Y ALCANTARILLADO DE IBARRA)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador PUCESI de Ibarra – “El Río como el pilar de la Ciudad”. Keynote speaker Quinto EARQ Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura
Harvard Graduate School of Design – “Ecology, Culture and Identity – Revitalizing the Cultural Landscape of the Huerta of Valencia, Spain”. Guest Critic for final review at the Landscape Department
UNIP – “ Design and Landscape in Brazil and California” . Lecture int the Jornada Multi Campi of Architecture and Urbanism. “Other cities, Other architectures, Other architects in the XXI century”, panelist with Camila Simas, CRTKL and Gilberto Belleza, President of CAUSP, Belleza & Batalha Arquitetos
Harvard Design Studio – “Vegetation in the Urban Landscape”. Lecture to Harvard Graduate School of Design students in their visit to São Paulo for Cantinho do Céu Design Studio.
Garden Fair, Holambra–“Project management and landscape design” , SENAC.
EMURB – “Staples Center, Parks and Recreation Assessment Study”, Los Angeles, Califórnia. Lecture to public agents at EMURB
SMV – Department of Parks and Recreation- City of São Paulo “ Tizo Park Masterplan”.
SESC Paulista –“San Francisco Waterfront Masterplan, Califórnia” “Staples Center, Parks and Recreation Assessment Study”, Los Angeles, Califórnia. Organized by the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects (ABAP)