Architect and interior designer
CIBELLE COSTA BARBOSA
I was born in Rio de Janeiro – in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, spending my childhood in Campo Grande - in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Art has always been part of my life! Since childhood, I used to express myself through freehand drawings, classical ballet, and music playing piano, since the age of 5. That's why the choice of architecture as a profession was so natural.
At 16, I started my degree course in Architecture at the University PUC in Campinas in the State of Sao Paulo, and finished my studies in the City of Franca also in the State of Sao Paulo, where I graduated as an architect and urbanist at the University of Franca. I have a Masters in Theory and Practice of Architectural Design also from the University of Franca, and a Masters in Business Administration specializing in Project Management from FGV – Getulio Vargas Foundation in Ribeirao Preto SP.
I have a passion for studies in philosophy, quantum physics, psychology, alternative therapies, and self-knowledge.
I like experiencing different cultures around the world, and I have visited about 30 countries. In my free time, I like to be in contact with nature, meditating, practicing yoga, singing, playing piano, reading, and being with family and friends.
I’ve been working for 27 years as an architect and interior designer leading a team of design and managing constructions, working on residences, hospitals, and commercial buildings.
I have a large portfolio which consists of constructions that have received national and international awards and recognition. Some of which were recently awarded by the International Design Academy in Milan, Italy, the birthplace of world design.
In 2019, I moved to Orlando, USA, where I started a new professional phase working at excellent design companies as an architectural designer and interior designer.
This was a perfect beginning that culminated in the opening of my own company, Arqtop Design Studio. So currently, I’ve been working on residential design and contemporary vacation homes, delivering to our clients unique, creative, daring, and exclusive projects, with high quality and excellence.
I consider designing as a fulfilling mission in my life, developing a concept of "Affective Design", where I bring to the space much more than only beauty, but also experiences of affection, welcoming, balance, harmony, security, identity, and originality.