cristiano michelena - partner


Cristiano is a passionate Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years’ experience. His desire for low energy design brought him to London in 2005 where he has been privileged to work with outstanding professionals on a diverse range of projects.

Cristiano has developed a specialised interest in and capabilities for early concept design, blending his technical experience and his love of art and design to produce innovative and creative solutions.


Over the years Cristiano has delivered many award-winning and landmark projects such as the Lakhta centre in St Petersburg, various shopping malls in Brazil including Rio Sul in Rio de Janeiro, residential complexes Lots Road in London and IREO City in Gurgaon, Singapore, and worked on projects for industry leaders Tetra Pak and Philip Morris in Brazil and SICPA in Switzerland. Most recently Cristiano was the mechanical design lead for the renovation of the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Early in his life Cristiano was a professional swimmer and represented Brazil’s national team in two Olympic Games (Seoul 88 and Barcelona 92). His records lasted for over 20 years and his swimming career provided him with a unique team spirit and the ability to face any adversity.

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