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Associate Principal

Paulo Sampaio


Master of Architecture, Urban Architecture Laboratory,
RMIT University

Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours),
RMIT University


Paulo brings local and international design experience and extensive knowledge of contemporary design practices and precedents to his work on education and public projects as well as master planning.

His role incorporates both client liaison and design from concept through development. Combining rigorous analysis with sophisticated modelling and visualisation techniques, he clearly communicates design concepts to clients and stakeholders.

Paulo has participated in many national and international design competitions. His portfolio of award-winning work includes the Loreto Mandeville Centre and Clendon Centre in Melbourne – both winners of the AIA’s Henry Bastow Award for Educational Architecture – and Carey Grammar Middle School, which won the Future Project Award in the Education category at the global WAN awards.

He is also an educator in the field who has been involved with the architectural design studios at RMIT University’s School of Architecture & Design and at Monash University.