Miguel Barbosa Architects: Design Excellence and Green Innovation. Miguel Barbosa Architects is a innovative architecture and urban design office. Miguel Barbosa Architects has realized architectural works with extensive experience in the arts, campus and educational facilities, and residential work. Other projects include retail design, office design, public utilities, and master planning. With each project the firm explores new ways to integrate an organizing idea with the programmatic and functional essence of a building. Rather than imposing a style upon different sites and climates, or pursued irrespective of program, the unique character of a program and a site becomes the starting point for an architectural idea. While anchoring each work in its specific site and circumstance, Miguel Barbosa Architects endeavors to obtain a deeper beginning in the experience of time, space, light and materials. The phenomena of the space of a room, the sunlight entering through a window, and the color and reflection of materials on a wall and floor all have integral relationships. The materials of architecture communicate through resonance and dissonance, just as instruments in musical composition, producing thought and sense-provoking qualities in the experience of a place. Extending this approach with ecological innovation, Miguel Barbosa Architects is recognized for the ability to shape space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to catalyze the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design at multiple scales, from minimal dwellings, to new hybrid models of urbanism.