SINCE 1996
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, founding 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.

S+A supports clients at every stage of the design cycle, from initial strategy and design planning through implementation and management.
Our solid experience and knowledge acquired over the years make us earn the trust of our clients worldwide and allow us to enlarge our portfolio, both on private and public sectors.
We design and develop projects in the following areas:

- Public buildings
- Healthcare
- Sports and leisure
- Offices
- Retail and industry
- Housing
- Hotels and resorts
- Urban Planning

Environment is at the top of S+A priorities. We work to maximize the sustainable value of each project. Our designers apply bioclimatic architecture concepts when designing buildings, searching for a high passive performance, in order to maximize the comfort of its inhabitants.
S+A projects integrate solutions and technologies in order to increase energy efficiency, water efficiency and a better waste management.
A considerable part of S+A projects are certified by  green building rating systems like BREEAM and LEED, the most recognized protocols in this practice. These are voluntary systems that assess the environmental performance of built projects across a spectrum of key criteria such as management of construction impacts, promoting biodiversity and use of sustainable materials.

S+A has a team of over 90 professionals with exceptional skills and expertise, appropriately framed in the corporate culture. Besides architects and designers S+A has a professional team specialized in Engineering, Management, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Communication and Administrative Support.

The dedication of our team and the quality of their work is the differentiating element that adds value to the company. The greatest asset of S + A is a competent and proactive team, led by senior architects with proven know-how and experience. This asset allows us to develop projects of great technical difficulty, with high conceptual value and architectural quality.
CEO, Founder and Leader Architect
Miguel Saraiva
Executive Committee
José Campos Forte
Founding and Managing Partners
José Vieira Neves
Marcelo Montoro
Nini Andrade Silva
Senior Partners
Bruno Pereira
Bruno Dray
Fernando Lopes
João Francisco Caires
Luís Barros
Luis Francisco
Nuno Mona
Interior Design
Urban Planning
Country Managers
Frederico Sampaio: S+A CHINA
Gonçalo Salazar de Sousa: S+A MALAYSIA
Pedro Veiga de Macedo: S+A KAZAKHSTAN
Rui Carvalho: S+A ARGELIA
Ghaouti Bekhechi
José Roquette 
Manuel Rocha Carvalho 
Nuno Baião
Miguel Ribeiro
Paulo de Sousa