Oliveira Cotta is a São Paulo based company, specialised in commercial, industrial and residential projects for over 22 years now. The practice is led by two founding partners,providing high quality design.
With over 700 projects, our work follows the principles of mutual respect in relationships and commitments, acting responsibly with the budget constraints and showing consideration towards our clients’ investments.

Oliveira Cotta has a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers that work together creatively since the start of the project, combining their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions.   

Environmental and social aspects are at the heart of the company’s design process. We work closely with our clients throughout the process to bring our sensitiveness and awareness into their perspective and to understand their needs extensively, which are the main drive behind our design.


Senai Biotechnology School

Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Area: 7,050 m²
Client: Senai
Date: 2017
Status: On Going

The new Senai Biotechnology School, will be build in a site along the Tiete River. The design process was guided by the prevailing winds, in order to reduce air pollution on the transitional areas of the building. A cfd analysis was accomplished in order to confirm the design intention. A dynamic façade with horizontal louvers will block direct solar radiation and help to reduce hvac cooling load, maximizing daylight on the classrooms.