Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Marcelo inherited his native country’s love for contemporary design. At Alliiance he has provided design leadership on a variety of projects, where he has exercised his unique passion for materiality and detailing to the benefit of his clients. In addition, Marcelo promotes dialogue and collaboration among designers working in various practice areas to elevate the firm’s design culture.
Marcelo attended the University of Brasilia and is a graduate of Iowa State University. He has been a frequent design critic at local architecture schools. He makes a killer caipirinha and enjoys traveling and camping with his wife Caroline and his two daughters, Ana and Sasha.