Xavier Ávila arquitetos is an architecture office based in Madalena do Pico, Azores. The office was founded by the architect Sofia Xavier Ávila, five years ago, as Atelier X/A, with the goal of providing a quality service, to specifically cater to the unique market in Pico. Our home is a small island with a burgeoning tourism scene. As a company, we see the growth in the tourism sector as an opportunity to improve the local architecture practice. We offer a bespoke service, listening to and working closely with our clients to execute a unique and beautiful solution. We have years of experience to draw on, and have completed numerous projects to date, mostly residential, such as our XA apartments. The overarching aim of our practice is to build community, reflecting the two way dialogue between architect and client in our work, building from the ground up projects reflective of the sensibilities of the local community.