Saraiva + Associados was established in 1996, in Lisbon, by Miguel Saraiva (Architect) who remains at head of the company as CEO and project leader. S+A develops its activity in the areas of Architecture, Urban Planning, Design and Interior Design. In 2014 interior designer Nini Andrade Silva joined S+A Group, funding S+A Interior Design by Nini Andrade Silva.
Technical accuracy, customer orientation, accomplishment of deadlines and conceptual quality are some of the principles that provide S+A a clear competitive advantage and noticeable recognition in the markets where we operate. A systematic consideration of environmental matters and a permanent integration of cultural specificities underline the success of each project.
Through a multidisciplinary and universal approach, the work of S+A reveals a contemporary attitude, with integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions. The practice's portfolio features a wide variety of projects which reveal great creativity and innovation and incorporate an extraordinary cultural diversity.
The global vocation of S+A has determined a strategy of internationalization which began in 2004. S+A has own offices in 10 countries, 4 continents. This process is sustained by the experience and knowledge acquired over the years, and by adapting to the specific needs of each new market. S+A is a global architecture brand highly considered among market players, opinion leaders and international media. As a result, since 2011, S+A has been indicated in several categories of the World´s Largest Architecture Practices-WA100 ranking. In 2014, S+A was ranked 122th in WA100 general ranking.
S+A has own offices in Algeria (Oran), Brazil (São Paulo), China (Beijing), Colombia (Bogota), Equatorial Guinea (Malabo), Kazakhstan (Astana), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Portugal (Lisbon and Funchal), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and Singapore. The international staff maintains a permanent and close collaboration with the founder office in Lisbon.
Furthermore, through a dynamic export activity, S+A has been developing its activity in Angola, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.