Studio MK27 located in the chaotic city of São Paulo was founded in the late 70’s by architect Marcio Kogan and today is comprised of 30 architects and various collaborators worldwide. The architects of the team, great admirers of the Brazilian modernism generation, seek to fulfill the task of rethinking and giving continuity to this iconic architectural movement. The projects of Studio MK27 place value on formal simplicity and are elaborated with extreme care and attention to details and finishings.
Kogan is an honorary member of the AIA (American Institute of Architecture), Professor at Escola da Cidade in São Paulo and Politecnico di Milano, considered by Época magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential persons in Brazil, is part of “Wallpaper’s 150 Famous for 15 Years”, and came in 39th in Dezeen's Hot List 2017. He leads a team of architects who, for the most part, have been working with him for over a decade.
Since 2001, when he started a co-creation and cooperative work system at the office, studio mk27 has won more than 250 national and international awards, such as: IAB (Institute of Brazilian Architects), São Paulo Architectural Biennial, WAF, Architectural Review, Dedado Minosse, Record House, Leaf, D&AD, Spark, Barbara Cappochin, Iconic, AZ, Buenos Aires Ibero-americana Architectural Biennial, Wallpaper Design Award and Prix Versailles.
The Studio team has lectured and workshops at the Royal Academy of Arts, AIA, Société Française des Architectes, Clubovka, FAU-USP, Mackenzie, FAAP, Politecnico di Milano, Mantova, Porto Academy, Verona, Valencia, South Florida, Rice, Texas, Cornell and Yale universities among others. In 2012 studio mk27 represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale, which meant some extra kilos for the group of 10 architects who went for a gondola ride.
Obviously, Marcio is the founding director and mentor of the Studio MK27’s team. He was born in the chaotic city of São Paulo and graduated in 1976 from FAU-Mackenzie. He is a visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and at Escola da Cidade where he earned his master’s degree in Education, Society and Culture. He worked as a movie director until the moment when he shot his first long feature in 1988, went bankrupt and had to content himself with architecture. Marcio is the author of all the projects of Studio Mk27 and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and of the Councils of MUBE and MASP. He is quite certain that a good cotoletta alla milanese is more important than architecture. Politecnico di Milano and Escola da Cidade, where he concluded his Master in “Education, Society and Culture”. He worked as a movie director until after he shot his first long feature in 1988 and then, bankrupt, had to content himself with being an architect. He is the author of all the projects of studio mk27 and is an honorary member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and of the council of the Museum Of Art of São Paulo (MASP) and the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Ecology (MUBE). He is certain that a good cotoletta alla Milanese is more important than architecture.
Graduated in Architecture from FAU-Mackenzie, she is a part of the team since 1994. In 2004 she created and began to head the Design and Interiors department of Studio MK27.
Graduated in Architecture from FAU-USP in 2006 and has an MBA from FGV in Architectural Office Management. She won the Young Architects Award from IAB and Best of the Year from the American Interior Design for her Casa Pier Project. She has been at studio mk27 since 2008 and coordinates strategic planning, new projects, legal, finances and communication.
Architect, graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1997 with a Master’s in Design in Time from UPC in Barcelona. Her Project “From Local to Global” won the Europandom Award and for her House in Araçoiaba she received the IAB Young Architects Award. In 2001 she joined Studio MK27 and is a member of the initial group of co-authors. Since 2014 she directs the Architecture Department.
Architect, graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1997. In 2002 she joined her university colleagues at Studio MK27 to become a part of the initial group of co-authors. Since 2014 she is one of the Directors at Studio MK27
Architect, graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 2000. He achieved an MBA in Sustainable Constructions by GBC Brasil. For his project Bueno de Carvalho Residence, he received the annual award from IAB/SP. He joined the team in 2004, where he manages the implementation of BIM systems and the sustainability initiatives for the Studio.
Graduated in 2001 from the Faculdade de Arquitectura at UT Lisbon. He joined the team at Studio MK27 in 2014 and manages the deadlines and the technical quality of Interiors and Design projects.
Architect, graduated from FAU-Mackenzie n 1997, with a Master’s in Large Scale Projects from UPC in Barcelona. Her project “From Local to Global” won the Europandom Award while also being awarded in 2001 with the Dutch Amphibious Living, of Kunstgebouw, for her project “Manguetown”, In 2002, she joined her university colleagues at Studio MK27 to compose the initial group of co-authors. She is also a Project Technical Manager.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2005, he has been part of the team at Studio MK27 since 2012. He has a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Art Direction from IDEP, Barcelona. Carlos is responsible for the Brand, the presentations and visual communication of Studio MK27.
Architect, graduated from FAU-USP in 2005, has a master’s degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester. She has been living in London since 2008 and collaborates promoting the Studio in all media.
Architect graduated from FAU-USP in 2018. Participated in the Master’s Program of Communication Design at Parsons NY (The New School For Design). Tamara joined the team at Studio MK27 in 2017 as an intern and, in 2018, was hired into the Communication team. Responsible for creating the language of interior design presentations.
Graduated from Belas-Artes in 2003 and has a Master’s in 3d Design and Visual Stimulation from UPC in Barcelona. At Studio MK 27 Luciana is active in both the Architecture and Interiors Departments.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2004. Focused on furniture and product design from her early years of study and career, she has permanently joined the Studio in 2012, where she develops furniture and product design.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2002, winning the prize for the competition for the Historic Center of Sumaré in 2002. He joined Studio MK27 in 2011.
Since 1978, Oswaldo has supervised all the local projects of the Studio. He is responsible for the transfer of know-how from one building site to another and for keeping all the architects updated on new constructive solutions.
Graduated with two degrees, one in Communication from ESPM (1998) and one in Architecture from FAU-USP (2007). In 2006 he participated in the exchange program at Delft, Netherlands. For two years he was assistant professor at Escola Da Cidade in the Architecture Project course. Giovanni collaborated with the study group GMF-FAUUSP in the project Hidroanel Metropolitano de São Paulo. He joined Studio MK27 in 2013.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2000, obtained a master’s from the University of Montreal Conservation de l’environnement bâti. She is a member of the IRAC – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. There, she worked at the Ministry of Culture in Quebec and in the most renowned conservation company of Canada, DFS. Regiane was part of Studio MK27’s team from 2003 to 2007 and returned in 2014.
Architect, graduated from FAU-MACKENZIE in 2008. In 2017 he joined the team at Studio MK27 assisting in the improvement of the BIM system.
Graduated from Escola da Cidade in 2009, she also has a postgraduation degree in Tecnologia e Gestão na Produção de Edifícios from USP and a Master’s in Projetos Arquitetônicos Avançados at the Politecnico in Madrid. She worked collaboratively in the development of SESC - Campo Limpo (a collaborative project between the students and professors at Escola da Cidade). In 2017, she became a member of the Interiors team at the Studio.
Graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 2016, she was a finalist in Arquideas – Museu de Astronomia do Atacama. In 2016, she became a member of the Architecture team at Studio MK27.
Architect, graduated from FAU-USP in 2018. He participated in the Architecture Master’s program at Parsons NY (The New School for Design). Gustavo joined the Interiors Team at Studio MK27 in 2017.
Architect, graduated in 2012 from FAU-Mackenzie, has spent one year studying at ENSA-PVS, in Paris. She joined Studio MK27 2018 and is a part of the Interiors Team.
Architect, graduated from FAU-USP in 2012, with a double degree in Architetcure and Civil Engineering from Poli-USP as well. In 2018 she joined the team at Studio Mk27 assisting in improving the BIM system.
Architect graduated from FAU-USP in 2012, with a studying experience at the Politecnico di Milano, in Italy. He specialized in the design of furniture and interiors, having had participated in many projects in these areas. In 2016, he joined the Interiors team at Studio MK27.
Architect graduated from the São Judas Tadeu University in 2006. He collaborated with the Studio from 2009 and, in 2017, he joined the team permanently.
Graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 2017. She is currently taking a postgraduation course at FIA in Management for Architects and Designers. She joined the Studio MK27’s team in 2017 as an intern and, in 2018, she was hired into the Architecture Team.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2019. Beatriz joined the team at Studio MK27 in 2018 as an intern and, in 2019, she was hired into the Architecture Team.
Graduated from FAU-USP in 2019, presented as his final project for Graduation the study named “CEU Arquitetura da Construção” with Prof. Dr. Alexandre Delijaicov. Eduardo joined the team at Studio MK27 in 2018 as an intern and, in 2019, was hired into the Architecture team.
Architect and Urbanist from FAU-USP with postgraduation in Business Administration from FGV. Real Estate Development Professor at Ycon, he joined the team at Studio MK27 in 2019 as financial manager.
Graduated in Business Administration, she is a part of Accounts Payable department of Studio MK27.
Graduated in Business Administration, she is a part of Accounts Payable department of Studio MK27.
A part of Studio MK27 since 2005, she coordinates the Juice and Feijoada Department.
Works in the Department of Juices and Feijoada at Studio MK27. She has been a part of the team since 2018.
Driver of the Studio, he carefully takes care of the comings and goings of all the team.