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Our story

Justino Freitas and Fátima Costa joined in 1980 to found what would be the basis of the Métopa Architecture and Planning. In 2003, Bruno Costa (FAU-UFRJ) joined the team and in 2010, together with Fabiene Cristina (EE-UFRJ), they became members of the company.

The Métopa is an architectural design office based on professional ethics and quality architecture. It aims at a permanent search for an architecture focused on the real needs of the client, always evaluating the space to be occupied in terms of technical, legal and cost / occupancy aspects.

Since its inception, it has been working mainly in multifamily residential, single-family, commercial and industrial projects, with the development of the execution project, project for approval by the City Halls (Legal Project) and complementary projects of building facilities.

In 2003, it developed its own system, the Property Management and Documentation System (SIGEPE), which provides companies with the real legal status of the property, allowing for the regularization and valuation of buildings. In its range of services, it began providing consulting services to industries, being responsible for the design, adaptation and legalization of national and multinational companies.

The admission of professionals with a specialization in the Environment by COPPE / UFRJ allowed the development of a method that assists in the design of ecologically correct (sustainable) buildings and in consulting, legalization and environmental licensing. Today, the company is a medium-sized company, recognized by the quality standards in its projects and mainly for excellence in customer service. With an accumulated experience of more than 900 realized services, it is able to develop projects throughout Brazil, through the association that has with regular collaborators in all the areas of its performance.

Team

Fátima Cristina C. Costa
Fátima Cristina C. CostaArchitect and Urbanist
Founder and partner of the Métopa, she is an Architect and Urbanist graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU-UFRJ) and graduated from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL), Portugal.

With a great deal of experience in designing and executing projects, our work philosophy is the permanent search for an architecture focused on the real needs of the client, always evaluating the space to be occupied in terms of technical, legal and cost / occupancy aspects.

Justino Freitas
Justino FreitasArchitect
Founder and partner of the Métopa, he is professional of the most experienced in the field of interior design and execution of commercial installations. He has worked with clients such as Banco de Londres, Banco Bozano Simonsen, Banco de Boston and Petróleos Ipiranga.

Its philosophy is the permanent search for new business opportunities that contribute to the conscious growth of the company, guided by the principles of: total quality, deadlines and competitive fees.

Bruno Luis Costa
Bruno Luis CostaArchitect and urbanist
He is a partner of the Métopa, is an Architect and Urbanist graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU-UFRJ) and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), Portugal, Master in Civil Engineering / Environment, COPPE-UFRJ and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from PROURB / FAU / UFRJ, with a research internship at the University of Sheffield (England) and a former FAU-UFRJ teacher.

Under his direct responsibility, today, is the entire Department of Environmental Engineering of the company. With a great deal of experience in the design and execution of projects, his work philosophy is the permanent search for a balance between urban / human intervention, quality of life and environmental impact.

Fabiene Cristina
Fabiene CristinaCivil engineering
She is a Partner of Métopa, graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, holds a Master’s and PhD in Transport Engineering from UFRJ / COPPE / PET.

Under his direct responsibility, today, is the entire Department of Environmental Engineering of the company. With a great deal of experience in the design and execution of projects, his work philosophy is the permanent search for a balance between urban / human intervention, quality of life and environmental impact.

He has experience in Transport Engineering, with emphasis on Transportation Systems Operation, Traffic Engineering, Public Transport Planning, being mainly responsible for the development of transport engineering projects. He works in several national and international projects.

Philosophy

The philosophy of work of the office is based on:

  • In commitment and dedication to research in order to obtain excellence in the development of the project;

  • In designing always according to the desire of the client and in accordance with the current legislation;

  • In the team work with the client and with the construction company aiming to develop the best project at the best price and with greater value added to the construction;

  • To apply, in all projects, the same passion and creativity, combined with strict quality standards, competitive deadlines and fees;

  • In search of an architecture that reflects the past, not forgetting the future.

Quality

The Company always aims at prompt response to the customer, rapid solutions and efficient organization of projects and processes. To guarantee this quality system, the methodology follows the principles of the ISO 9001 ABNT NBR standard, with emphasis on:

  • customer focus;

  • involvement with employees;

  • leadership;

  • continuous improvement;

  • process approach;

  • management approach through systems;

  • approach to evidence-based decision making.

In this way, the customer wins, for obtaining a quality service, fast and that meets their expectations, without surprises along the way; and wins the Method, by increasingly establishing itself as an ethical, capable office that provides the complete satisfaction of its clients.

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