Laurinda Spear, FAIA has practiced architecture since 1977 with her husband Bernado Fort- Brescia, in their firm, Arquitectonica. Together, they have pursued an unconventional modernism that is both abstract and romantic, playful as well as dramatic, and forceful. First recognized for its flamboyant contributions to Miami’s skyline in buildings such as the Atlantis, “the building with a hole in the middle”, Arquitectonica has earned a reputation that has spread throughout the world. Today, Arquitectonica has representative work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.
Laurinda Spear’s architecture and design projects, widely covered in the international press, have received a number of awards. Among them, AIA Honor Awards, Awards for Excellence in Architecture and Progressive Architecture Design Awards.
Ms. Spear, who was educated at Brown and Columbia Universities and is a recipient of the coveted Rome Prize in Architecture, has lectured around the world. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.
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