About Mader

Mader Architects is an international practice based in Porto Alegre, South Brazil, known for the contemporary and minimal projects that are often contrasted by warm materiality. The studio signs off many projects in Brazil and recently a flagship showroom in Chicago, USA. Mader won The Best Architecture Single Residence Brazil in International Property Awards. 

Mader Architects


Mader Architects is an international practice based in Porto Alegre, South Brazil, known for the contemporary and minimal projects that are often contrasted by warm materiality. The studio signs off many projects in Brazil and recently a flagship showroom in Chicago, USA. Mader won The Best Architecture Single Residence Brazil in International Property Awards in London UK in 2012.

The practice is driven by Leonardo Mader, who shares an innovative vision and sensitively designs spaces. Much of Mader Architects’s work is influenced by Leonardo’s admiration for Brazilian contemporary architecture and European design.

Leonardo gained experience working for prestigious architectural practices in Italy and England, after his graduation from the Architecture and Urbanism Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. He returned to Brazil in 2009 and founded Mader Architects.

The projects are designed using BIM platform (Building Information Modeling). This technology grants an advanced mean for designing more sustainable projects and supports the decision making process.  Through the creation of detailed models, it creates better construction documentation and provides an overall better understanding of the design intentions by the involved partners and clients.

Mader’s sophisticated 3D simulations allow the clients to have a great comprehension of the design atmosphere. This exclusive service is offered as a mean to make the best decisions.

Get in touch with us and let us show you how your project can be benefited from Mader’s expertise.

Brazilian contemporary architecture
+55 51 3019-4999  /  info@mader.com.br


CV  |  LEONARDO MADER

Founder and managing director of Mader Arquitetos Associados. Leonardo worked for the prestigious practice AHMM Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in London (UK) and for OBR Open Building Research in Genoa (Italy), where he gained experience during three years. He also worked on a broad variety of projects such as office buildings, cultural spaces and residential projects in central London, Italy and Ghana. Leonardo graduated at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and MBA in Business Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas / FGV.  Visit LinkedIn Profile


Mader Architects

Av. Plínio Brasil Milano 143 sala 407
CEP 90520-002  /  Porto Alegre  /  RS  /  BRAZIL
+55 51 3019.4999  /  info@mader.com.br  /  mader.com.br