Founded 16 years ago, Apiacás Arquitetos is run by the urbanistic architects Anderson Freitas, Pedro Barros and Acácia Furuya. Until 2010 was attended by Giancarlo Latorraca. Apiacás develops projects in the institutional, residential, commercial and museographic areas for the public and private sectors. Preoting the multidisciplinary character proper to architecture, the projects are developed in a collaborative way among architects and professionals from other areas relevant to each challenge. The concern with the final result of the projects led the firm to commit itself to all the stages of each job, from the elaboration of the concept to the execution of the work. Throughout its existence, Apiacás has received a number of awards, among them, the first prize in the category of construction of the Young Architects Contest of the IAB-SP, the 2nd prize in the National Contest for the Complexo Paineiras Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the 3rd prize in the National Competition for the Requalification and Expansion of the Castro Alves Theater Complex in Salvador, the 1st prize in the SESC Franca Competition, in 2013, the 2nd place in the Contest of the Cultural Center, Events and Exhibitions of Paraty 2014, Honorable Mention Public Competition National Parque do Mirante Piracicaba in 2014 and the 2nd place in the Architecture Award Instituto Tomie Ohtake AkzoNobel in 2015. In 2016, received an appointment for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP).