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Architect, urban designer, photographer and cave explorer.

Marcos Silverio

Marcos is an experienced architect and urban designer with strong design and presentation skills. Originally from Brazil, where he completed a master's research in architectural design and was a researcher and tutor at the University of Sao Paulo. He is currently studying Master of Urban Design at the University of Western Australia, with main interests in the public realm and healthy cities in the face of climate change.

Australian cities have some of the greatest opportunities to create liveable, provocative, and innovative places where Marcos can contribute with his cross-cultural experience and creativity.

On the side, a photographer and, a cave explorer.


Urban Design, Architecture, Photography and Speleology


Master of Urban Design, University of Western Australia, 2022 – 2024 (expected)

Master of architecture and urban design, University of Sao Paulo – FAUUSP, Brazil 2015

Bachelor of architecture and urban design, Anhembi Morumbi University, Brazil 2007

Graduated interior designer, Brazil 2007

Diploma in technical mechanical

English Academic IELTS 7.0 (UWA 2021)

Additional training

  • 2021 Drone Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) CASA up 25Kg – Interspacial Aviation Services Perth
  • 2020 PIVOT, workshop for Small Businesses. Small Business Development Corporation program
  • 2020 Photography lightning – Perth Product Photography 
  • 2019 Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program for recent migrants, City of Stirling
  • 2019 No Rules: Freehand drawing Workshop, Guerrilla Est
  • 2019 Public Talking Workshop, Guerrilla Est
  • 2018 Design Thinking for Innovators workshop by Skills of the Modern Age 
  • 2017 Liveable Communities IDEAHack, Department of Communities
  • 2015 Construction Induction Australia (White Card). Perth
  • 2015 Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work. Perth
  • 2012 Drawing / Design / Architecture. University of Sao Paulo
  • 2012 Spatial information system. University of Sao Paulo
  • 2012 Research in Architectural Design, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2012 Environmental Design. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2012 Karst Geology. Institute of Geosciences of the University of Sao Paulo
  • 2012 Pedagogy Applied into Architecture. University of Sao Paulo
  • 2011 History of Brazilian Landscape. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2011 Environmental impacts and management of karst systems. Dr. George Veni / Karst Institute. Brazil
  • 2010 Time and space in the Modern Architecture. Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 Architecture, Technology and Building environment. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2010 Contemporary Architecture of Sao Paulo. University of Sao Paulo
  • 2010 International Workshop Red-PUC Red Ibero-americana – Contemporary urban issues, Intervenciones Urbanas. University of Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2009 Construction management. Architects Institute of Brazil
  • 2009 Design Management. Architects Institute of Brazil. Brazil
  • 2004 Heritage Architecture. Anhembi Morumbi University

Awards and publications

  • The Book of Doing: 100 Town Teams in Action. Town Team Movement. Photo of The Bend in The Road project, 2022
  • Photo and abstract of master's research on the 70th year anniversary of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development publication, 2022
  • Book Caves – Atlas of Brazilian underground. Bambui Group. Author Collaborator, 2020
  • Highly Commended in the Architecture category at the Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2019
  • Paper about a methodology plan for public use of caves based on spatial analysis maps, presented at the International Congress of Speleology in Sydney 2017
  • The Fremantle international Portrait Prize, 2017 Long Listed
  • Paper about the 10 years of exploration of a remote region in Sao Paulo, presented at the International Congress of Speleology in Sydney 2017
  • Master Research Dissertation selected by Sao Paulo State Environmental Department as reference to new projects on natural parks, 2015
  • Research Fapesp Magazine interview, Underground life, Ed 224 2014
  • 3rd prize at Photography Science and Art prize 2014 – National Centre for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) Brazil, 2014
  • Article Green infrastructure on the Judas River Basin, at LabVerde Magazine, 2014
  • Paper the Representations of the architectural natural spaces at International Symposium Representar 2013.
  • Book about humans and the karst through the time, author collaborator and photographer, 2012
  • Go Outside Magazine, interview Why do we need risk? Ed 50, 2009
  • Book Cave Mapping – Practical guide, Redespeleo Brasil. Collaborator, 2009
  • Graduation project selected for the Brazilian National Architecture Student Prize Opera Prima, 2008

Marcos Silverio