Machado, Wales Join Centerbrook

CENTERBROOK, Conn. – Centerbrook is pleased to announce that Beatriz Machado and Keith Wales have joined its architectural staff.

“Keith and Beatriz will make wonderful additions to our team,” said Partner Jim Childress, FAIA. “Keith showed his mettle this summer working for us as an intern fresh out of architecture school, and Beatriz brings a wealth of design experience and expertise in many areas. Their availability came at a perfect time for us with our current workload.”

Machado established her own practice in 2000 in her native Brazil, and her portfolio encompasses residential, commercial and landscape design projects, as well as furniture, product, and graphic design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 2000 and earned her Masters of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2011. Most recently, she worked for VOA Associates of Chicago on hospitality projects. She is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.

Wales has Bachelors of Fine Arts Sculpture and Applied Design from the University of Wisconsin, where he was awarded the William J. Leffin Prize and was a National Merit Scholar Finalist. He earned his Masters of Architecture from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2010, as well as the Shawcroft Prize for Drawing. He was awarded a fellowship to intern at Duda Paine Architects in 2008 and also has worked as teaching assistant in architecture at NCSU and as an environmental instructor at the Conserve School of Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin.