Created in 1999, FGMF produces contemporary architecture, without restraints regarding the use of material and building techniques, seeking to explore the connection between architecture and its environment. In these few years of existence, we’ve had the opportunity to deal with a wide range of architectural scales and programs, what enhances our belief that, just as life itself, architecture ought to be plural, heterogeneous and dynamic. Urban design, cultural facilities, residences, sports facilities, hospitals, schools, commercial buildings and many other are part of the same urban landscape and of our daily life: knowing how to deal with all these programs is a way to enrich our design, in contrast to a specialized architecture. Based on the professional and academic experience of its associates, FGMF has an innovative and inventive approach. There are no pre-conceived formulae: at every challenge, we start from scratch, using design as a research tool. Our dedication and hard work led us to the satisfaction of receiving relevant national and international awards, among which some from the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB), Chicago Athenaeum, AIT, Living Steel, Editora Abril and Dedalo Minosse. In the years 2010, 2011 and 2012, FGMF was the most awarded practice in Brazil. In 2013, we were the only Brazilian practice awarded by World Architecture News in the 21 for 21 Award. Recently, FGMF has been chosen as the only Brazilian office to integrate the Architects Directory from Wallpaper* Magazine. We were also highlighted by the Architectural Record (USA) magazine as one of the world’s ‘emerging architects’ (2010), and by A.U (BRA) magazine as one of the 25 best practices in Brazi. Our work has been published in more than 20 countries and took part in both national and international exhibitions. Rather than the recognition of a well-done job, this represents motivation for our further focus on creative and efficient projects.