Studio Profile

2+ Architects is an Architecture and Interior Design studio located in Coral Gables, Florida. The studio is defined by the organic nature in which it developed. Since 2005, while at a large Miami firm, the founding Principals, Edgardo Macchi, AIA and Paola Castano, Assoc. AIA, met and collaborated on a number of award-winning mixed-use, residential, retail, and hospitality projects. Through the years they were independently commissioned for private work that grew at a gradual yet steady pace, leading the way for 2+ Architects to come together naturally as a necessary part of a whole and position itself as a solid and creative force in South Florida. Incorporated in November of 2013, the studio’s partners are intensely involved in the day-to-day operations and teams are created around the specific needs of a project, ensuring the precise expertise required is available, and project requirements and time and budget constraints are met.

The studio’s approach to design involves open and clear communication with the client and amongst all team members to understand the project vision and carefully address the end user’s needs. The application of over 50 years of combined experience, an understanding of the unique conditions that give a project its defining character, and what the studio refers to as the “Plus (+) Mentality,” allows us to consistently achieve successful projects. This mentality encompasses a can-do attitude, attention to detail, a relaxed enjoyment of the work process and a collaborative spirit.

2+ Architects takes pride in the level of repeat clients that wish to build their vision for a number of mixed-use, residential, retail, and hospitality projects in the South Florida area.

Mission statement

2+ Architects is a Coral Gables based Architecture and Interior Design studio whose mission is to provide excellence in design craftsmanship through a genuine collaborative effort, in an environment that fosters enjoyment of the work process for our clients and our team members.

The studio’s extensive experience, dedication, strong work ethic and “Plus (+) Mentality” makes it possible to achieve best practices and provide our clients with superior service. This mentality encompasses a can-do attitude, attention to detail and a collaborative spirit. It is exemplified in our ability to offer more to our clients, in every additional team member that is carefully selected to come on board, and in the positive nature of our office operations.

Our passion for design results in successful and sustainable projects. 2+ Architects fervently strives to achieve a course of action that allows us to bring about the client’s vision and to achieve a successful work/life balance. It is through this balance that we continue to create work that satisfies our clients, fulfills our high standards and plays a positive role in our community.




260 Andalusia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134