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METHODOLOGY

The way we operate is simple: All our designers live in different locations, and we work from our individual studios. We chose to operate this way, because Gummavitta is committed to working with the best designers, regardless of their regional location. This ensures that we deploy the best team for our projects while maintaining a global presence. The net result is a cohesive team, with extensive experience working together, and committed to designing always in the highest creative standards.

Our team uses digital tools to transcend physical distance and work collaboratively. We leverage our different time-zones to maximize efficiency by using all 24 hours of the day. 

We assign a design coordinator for every project, to provide our clients with a consistent point of contact, and ensure all coordination between stakeholders is effective and the process is in constant motion.

CLIENT

Management team, Marketing team, Project  team

OUR 3D ARTISTS

Marketing specialists

CGI's & animations

LOCAL ARCHITECT

(when applicable)

contracted by the client

AUTHORITIES & OTHER EXTERIOR STAKEHOLDERS

City planners, Official departments, other entities

OTHER CONSULTANTS

Engineers, advisors, QS

contracted by the client

PUBLIC INTERACTIONS

(media engagement at client's request)

Support to the client's marketing & strategy teams

OUR MISSION

Two things fuel our architectural drive: the joy of surpassing our client’s expectation and an active role in creating a more sustainable world for  human life to thrive in. After years of working in corporate design studios, we grew tired of the agents that come between a good idea and its implementation. The lack of design process, the egos and expensive fees needed to feed the rigid structure impede a pure design process.

Gummavitta is the answer, it’s an agile design studio that expands and contracts to meet the needs of each project. Keeping costs low with a high motivation and passion for excellence in the pursuit of sublime and memorable design for our clients. 

Read Gummavitta´s Mission Statement here.

Our design mission is to provide clients with the best mix of design creativity, project experience and management proaction, offering world-class design excellence.

EVERYWHERE

Long before COVID-19’s acceleration of flexible work arrangements, we’d been advocates for changes in our work habits to not only protect the environment but to increase productivity and cut unnecessary cost. Technological tools continue to enable us to enhance efficiency and provide opportunities for collaboration that transcend geographical boundaries. These tools which save time, money and the planet, while meeting the design and project needs provide a new alternative to work. At Gummavitta we adopt this lean work model without compromising the quality of our work or the availability of our team.

We will make the most of online resources and deploy our team for in-person travel strategically, to make the most of face to face meetings for seamless project execution, every time our clients need us.

What is important in our design world is not to be somewhere, but to understand that somewhere. We have lived and worked nearly everywhere on this planet. We understand the unique climate, habits, cultures and markets that make every country and region singular in this global market. We have been there many times.

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London City
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Places where we lived and worked

Project locations

ORIGINS OF

GUMMAVITTA

Miguel Sousa:

During my student exchange program at the IUAV Institute in Venice, Italy, I designed a city. This city was called Gummavitta: a mix of the italian words gamma meaning “range” and vita meaning “life”. In such a complex project everything needed to be considered. From the Masterplan’s backbone to traffic flow to the residential unit layout. Everything was inter-related. The transportation network: what is the environmental impact? How to design a sustainable community? What symbols to use in order to evoque a sense of spiritual connection and quality of life? Holistic thinking. I was immersed in pure design.

 

It is that sense of fun and creative thinking that we aspire to achieve in every new project. We want to apply our vast experience to the service of our clients. Creativity and experience then combine go achieve great solutions. We believe passion and commitment drive the best in us. 

““WHEN I’M WORKING ON A PROBLEM, I NEVER THINK ABOUT BEAUTY. BUT WHEN I’VE FINISHED, IF THE SOLUTION IS NOT BEAUTIFUL I KNOW IT’S WRONG.” 

Buckminster Fuller

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Gulbenkian, sketch by Mauro Moro

Lisbon, Portugal

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info@gummavitta.com

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