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S+A

From 1996 — to the future
Founded on versatility

About

The history of the studio merges with the history of its founder and CEO, Miguel Saraiva, who is responsible for the concept behind each project. His passion for architectural design is coupled with a fearless vision that enabled him to transform a small, newly formed studio into a corporate organization with international clout while preserving its renown as an architect-led studio with global reach. With Lisbon as its creative base and the home of over a hundred of its collaborators, S+A sets itself apart with its capacity for openness to the wider world, adaptability to new markets, and resilience in the face of challenges that are faced by a constantly changing society. With offices in 9 countries, S+A is now a major player in a number of different countries.

Miguel Saraiva, Founder and Creative Director

Think globally, act locally

The solid experience and knowledge acquired by S+A over the years has helped to expand its portfolio of both public and private commissions. Calling upon the skills of experts allows our internal production team to maintain units that are focused on each sector of the market, creating efficient and sustainable programs for every single project. A wide range of services puts our sense of local and global commitment into action, offering quality and diversity tailored to individual challenges and requirements. Our global vocation has shaped our strategy of internationalisation.

Collaboration and delivery

Our creative process is developed through synergies with clients, surpassing the simple provision of services. We are aware that today, more than ever, corporate responsibility does not stop at conceptual quality, technical precision, and the identity of a project, but also extends to ensuring strategic performance and economic efficiency.

A holistic design service

Human-centred design that puts comfort, functionality and aesthetics at the centre of its proposals, thus increasing the usability and effectiveness of each project.

Commitment to sustainable development

As we understand the impact of architecture on contemporary society, our proposals incorporate values of sustainability and bioclimatic concepts that can improve the performance of built environments.

BIM – Building Information Modelling

We offer sound experience and recognition as seasoned users of building information modeling (BIM) in Portugal. BIM has transformed ways of working within the construction industry, rendering and clarifying all of the information associated with the life cycle of a building. Sharing and integrating data has become a must when drawing up new protocols, activities, and growth strategies. We have embraced this transformation with the aim of streamlining our production process, orientating it towards cost control, and providing a holistic service, supported by intelligent and dedicated management for each individual building and the built environment as a whole.

Recognized Excellence in Architecture

Awards

At S+A Architecture, we take immense pride in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and design prowess. Over the years, our dedication to pushing the boundaries of architectural creativity has garnered recognition and accolades from the industry and beyond.

Below, we proudly present a curated list of awards and honors that bear testament to our unwavering pursuit of architectural excellence. These accolades not only celebrate our team’s ingenuity but also stand as a testament to the enduring impact of our architectural projects. Explore the distinguished awards that have marked our journey towards shaping exceptional spaces and redefining architectural boundaries.

Project Awards
Year

VERDELAGO – BEST INNOVATION / BEST REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE TOURISM CATEGORY BY SIL AWARDS FOR REAL ESTATE 2024 AND THE NATIONAL REAL ESTATE AWARD IN THE TOURISM CATEGORY 2024

2024

BAYLINE – SOUTHERN HOUSING CATEGORY BY NATIONAL REAL ESTATE AWARDS 2024

2024

K-TOWER LISBON BUSINESS CENTRE – BEST OFFICE AND WINNER OF THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY BY NATIONAL REAL ESTATE AWARDS 2024

2024

INFINITY TOWER – BEST REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CATEGORY BY SIL AWARDS FOR REAL ESTATE 2024

2024

LUCIMA PROJECT, CEBU, PHILIPPINES

2023

ALLO – REAL ESTATE AWARDS – BEST NEW CONSTRUCTION / OFFICES CATEGORY BY JORNAL EXPRESSO AND SIC NOTÍCIAS 2023 AND CONSTRUIR AWARDS – SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2023

2023

VIETCOMBANK – BEST ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

2022

VALRIO – BEST RESIDENTIAL BUILDING BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2022

2022

ONE VILAMOURA – BEST COLLECTIVE HOUSING – 1ST PLACE. ALGARVE ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2022 AND BEST PRIVATE PROJECT BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2021

2021

THE HOTEL MADALENA – BEST HOTEL UP TO 50 ROOMS BY THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & PROPERTY AWARDS 2020

2020

HOTEL SAVOY PALACE – REAL ESTATE AWARDS OF THE YEAR – TOURISM CATEGORY BY JORNAL EXPRESSO AND SIC NOTÍCIAS 2020

2020

WHITE SHELL BEACH VILLA – BEST REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND BEST CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY SIL AWARDS FOR REAL ESTATE 2020

2020

VILLA NATURE – BEST PRIVATE PROJECT BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2019 AND REAL ESTATE AWARDS OF THE YEAR – SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE CATEGORY BY JORNAL EXPRESSO AND SIC NOTÍCIAS 2019

2019

VILA VITA PARC RESORT & SPA – WORLD’S BEST SPA RESORTS DESTINATION – 3RD PLACE BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER US 2019

2019

NATIONAL ONCOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER – LE BIM D’OR 2018 – MONITEUR 2018

2018

FORTE BANK HEADQUARTERS – BEST FORM AND FUNCTION BY ASTANA ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS & DESIGN DIALOGUE 2016

2016

FURNAS BOUTIQUE HOTEL THERMAL & SPA – CONSTRUCTION REHABILITATION AWARD – TOURISM CATEGORY BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR AND ANTEPROJECTOS MAGAZINE 2015

2015

MJNP CONTINUED CARE UNIT – BEST REAL ESTATE PROJECT IN TRADE AND SERVICES 2013 AND BEST PRIVATE PROJECT BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2013

2013

LISBON JUSTICE CAMPUS – BEST OFFICE BUILDING BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2009

2009

ÓBIDOS COUNTRY CLUB ESTATE – RESIDENCES ABROAD AWARD – TOP 20 OFF-PLAN CATEGORY BY HOMES OVERSEAS 2009

2009
Company Awards
Year

BEST ARCHITECTURE COMPANY BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2023

2023

SME LEADER AND EXCELLENCE BY IAPMEI 2023

2023

ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD: ARCHITECT MIGUEL SARAIVA BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2022

2022

WA100 – 10TH LARGEST ARCHITECTURE FIRM IN SUSTAINABILITY SECTOR 2020

2020

WA100 – 87TH LARGEST ARCHITECTURE FIRM GLOBALLY 2020

2020

BEST ARCHITECTURE IN URBANISM CATEGORY & INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE AWARD BY BUILD AWARDS 2015

2015

SIL CAREER DISTINCTION: ARCHITECT MIGUEL SARAIVA BY SIL 2015

2015

BUILD BEST PRACTICE AWARD: SARAIVA + ASSOCIADOS BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2013

2013

ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR: ARCHITECT MIGUEL SARAIVA BY JORNAL CONSTRUIR 2013

2013

S+A Compliance Program

S+A has a Compliance Program, resulting from the entry into force of Decree-Law No. 109-E/2021, of December 9, which created the National Anti-Corruption Mechanism (MENAC) and approved the General Regime for the Prevention of Corruption (RGPC).
In accordance with the legally prescribed terms, S+A has a Corruption Risk Prevention Plan and Associated Offenses, as well as a set of associated policies and procedures.

  • Corruption Prevention Plan and Related Offenses;
  • Policy for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism;
  • Policy for the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest;
  • Pre-Assessment Procedure;
  • Gifts and Hospitality Policy.

The Whistleblower Channel

The Whistleblower Channel of S+A complies with the provisions of Law No. 93/2021, of December 20, which transposes the ‘Whistleblowing Directive’ (Directive (EU) 2019/1937).

S+A acknowledges the importance of ensuring the best working conditions and ensuring that all employees have the possibility to report infractions and situations potentially harmful to the public interest. The aforementioned Whistleblower Channel is used to receive reports of facts related to the following areas: public procurement, services, products and financial markets, prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism, product safety and compliance, transport safety, environmental protection, protection against radiation and nuclear safety, food safety for human and animal consumption, animal health and welfare, public health, consumer protection, privacy and personal data protection, network and information systems security, fraud, and any other illegal activities harmful to the financial interests of the EU, competition, state aid, and corporate tax rules; violent crime, especially violent and highly organized crime, and the handling of offenses related to corruption and related offenses.

S+A also affirms that the Whistleblower Channel fully meets legal requirements, ensuring all its employees the possibility of reporting securely, confidentially, or anonymously (if desired).

To ensure the proper use of the Whistleblower Channel, S+A has also adopted the following policies:

  • Whistleblower Channel Privacy Policy, which outlines, among other things, the categories of personal data collected, the retention period of this data, associated security measures, and the rights of data subjects;
  • Reporting and Non-Retaliation Policy, which includes the areas to which a report may relate, the flow of report handling, the commitment to non-retaliation, among others.

S+A Offices around the world

Country
City
Office
Information
Portugal, Lisbon | Headquarters
Lisbon
Headquarters
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Avenida Infante Santo, 69 a-c,
1350-177 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 213 939 340

geral@msa.com.pt

Portugal, Funchal | Office
Funchal
Office
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Rua 31 de Janeiro, 12E, 6º Y,
9050-011 Funchal, Portugal

+351 291 215 090

funchal@msa.com.pt

Algeria, Oran | Office
Oran
Office
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Rue Beni Hendel Nº03 (ex Vaucluse), Résidence Albert 1er,
Bureau Nº 34, 1er étage, Hai Oussama,
Oran 31000, Algérie

+213 412 48 139

algerie@msa.com.pt

Brazil, São Paulo | Office
São Paulo
Office
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Rua Helena 275, 7º Andar CJ 73,
Vila Olímpia, São Paulo / SP
CEP 04552 050, Brasil

+55 11 3842 7279

br@msa.com.pt

Colombia, Bogotá | Office
Bogotá
Office
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Carrera 13 nº94A-44,
Oficina 406 Bogotá, Colombia

+ 57 (1) 745 79 68/9

colombia@msa.com.pt

Kazakhstan, Astana | Office
Astana
Office
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18 Dostyq street, Moscow Business Center
11th Floor, Office 36.2,
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan

+7 7172 72 95 96
+7 701 910 06 31

kazakhstan@msa.com.pt

Singapore, Singapore | Office
Singapore
Office
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133 Cecil Street, Nº16-01 Keck Seng Tower,
Singapore 069535

+65 987 279 82

sg@msa.com.pt

Switzerland, Lausanne | Office
Lausanne
Office
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Avenue d'Ouchy 66,
1006 Lausanne, Suisse

swiss@msa.com.pt

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City | Office
Ho Chi Minh City
Office
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2/F, 8 Duong so 66, The Sun Thao Dien,
District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84 28 3620 2481

vn@msa.com.pt

United States of America, Los Angeles | Office
Los Angeles
Office
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475 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey,
CA 90292, United States of America

+1 310 439 3757

us@msa.com.pt

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