UNA MUNIZVIEGAS is an architecture and urbanism firm based in São Paulo, opened in 2019, founded by Cristiane Muniz and Fernando Viegas. Both had their under and graduate studies at FAUUSP program, 1993/1994.
Since 2004 they have been professors at Escola da Cidade, an independent School of Architecture and Urbanism in São Paulo. Muniz is the current academical dean of the undergraduate program and co-coordinated a postgraduate course about education in architecture for 5 years. Viegas is president of the Institution and since 2010 co-coordinates the post-graduation course about contemporary architecture and American identity.
Teaching activity and its extension with conferences, workshops, seminars and critics are also part of daily life and complement architectural practice, supporting applied research. In 2019 they coordinated a workshop in IUAV Venice; in 2021 they run a Design Studio in Harvard University and a workshop at UAL, Lisbon.
In 1996 they founded Una Arquitetos office, which developed projects at various scales, from urban plans, redevelopments, transport infrastructure projects, schools, museums, cultural centers, as well as housing at different scales.
Received several national and international awards. Participated in important exhibitions such as four editions of the Venice Biennale, several editions of the Bienal Iberoamericana, Lisbon Triennale, Biennial of Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina.
In 2006, were invited to participate in the exhibition Coletivo: Contemporary paulista architecture and in the book edited by Cosac & Naify. Works have been published in the world's leading architectural magazines, such as Projeto, AU, Summa, Plot, Elarqa, Arquine, JA, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Domus, L'architecture d'aujourd'hui, GA, 2G, among others.