Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira established SAMI-arquitectos in 2005. Since then their work has been internationally recognized with the following awards: X BIAU Award – Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Madrid (2016); winners of the European Award Architectural Heritage AADIPA, Barcelona (2015); IX BIAU Award – Bienal Ibero-Americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Madrid (2014); finalists in the FAD Awards, Barcelona (2015, 2012, 2011); and nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, Barcelona (2015, 2011, 2007).
In 2014, SAMI-arquitectos were part of the official Portuguese representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and at the 9th Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura in Sao Paulo (2011). They were selected for the Wallpaper* Architects Directory 2011, and recommended by Herzog & de Meuron for the Villa Ordos100 project in China (2007).
The duo has been invited to participate in conferences, exhibitions, and to colaborate with architecture schools in Portugal and abroad.