Guilherme Cunha
+44 7838185696


I am a qualified Brazilian architect and urban planner graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

I’ve also acquired experience with light design during my placement at LD Studio, the major lighting design practice in Rio.

Prior to that, I was in London at London South Bank University where I studied a BA (Hons.) in Architecture. I also worked at the architecture practice, Newground Architects.

I have completed my five-year course, Architecture and Urbanism, and in that time I have gained a lot of transferable skills including:

  • Good spatial visualisation expertise
  • Creative design conception artistry
  • Detail-oriented project management techniques
  • Proficient Architectural software prowess: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Artlantis, Sketchup Pro, AutoCAD, Revit
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Manual abilities: Drafting (plans, sections, perspectives), 3D model-making


March 2012 – September 2017

Degree in Architecture and Urbanism
Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

January 2016 – August 2016

Architectural Assistant
LD Studio, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Office specialized in lighting design.

June 2015 – August 2015

Architectural Assistant
Newground Architects, London – United Kingdom
Office specialized in residential buildings.

September 2014 – August 2015 B

BA (Hons.) Architecture
London South Bank University, London – United Kingdom
Exchange program.

March 2014 – August 2014

Arts and Culture Research Scholarship

“Databases in Architecture and Urbanism – Foreign Architects in Rio de Janeiro of the 20th Century”

Postgraduate Program in Urbanism, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

The analysis of foreign architects in Rio by collecting data and developing an online database with front-end website to cross-reference and analyse the data.

Coord. Rodrigo Cury Paraizo

August 2012 – August 2013

Science Scholarship
“The Spider’s stratagem or: of the possibility of a metahistorical teaching in architecture”
Postgraduate Program in Architecture, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

‘Thought, History and Criticism’, Interviewed architectural design professors and discussed the relationship between architectural history and production.
Coord. Gustavo Rocha Peixoto

January 2008 – February 2008

The South American River Otter Project, Florianopolis – Brazil
Collecting data from Otters’ habits, diet and environmental conditions to make sure of their wellbeing and of the surrounding community.


September 2017

AA Rio de Janeiro Visiting School
Course taught by Vishu Bhooshan (CODE  Zaha Hadid Architects) and Alicia Nahmad (AA Design Research Laboratory)
Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

April 2016

Residential Light Design – Design and Practice
Course taught by Daniele Valle
Bramantes Institute, Rio de Janeiro

June 2015

World Architecture Festival London Student Charrette
I was invited along with students from different universities to give ideas for 21st century London squares.
My group was said to have “best grasped the true meaning and feeling of a London square.

November 2014

Architectural Visualization and Advanced Photorealism
Course taught by Florian Stephens
UAL: University of the Arts London

August 2014

Architecture for Fashion
Workshop with Ippolito Pestellini from Rem Koolhaas’ office “OMA”
Rio Moda Institute, Rio de Janeiro

February 2014

Bramantes Institute, Rio de Janeiro
(Authorised Autodesk Training Centre)

December 2012

Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International
University of Cambridge

June 2012

AutoCAD 2013 2D
Bramantes Institute, Rio de Janeiro
(Authorised Autodesk Training Centre)


During my spare time I like relaxing and going out with family and friends. I love cooking, listening to music and live events. Furthermore, I have a keen interest in travel and have visited several countries.

I also have a passion for film and enjoy going to Rio’s Film Festival every year. When I am not drawing I like to make short films, some of which you can view in my portfolio.


Ziba Adrangi & Jordan Perlman
Directors, Newground Architects
48-50 Weston Street, London SE1 3QJ

Monica Lobo & Daniele Valle
Directors, LD Studio
647 Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro