about my (unusual) name...

I have a lengthy, and very Portuguese name.

My full name is Jose Ferreira de Athayde Neto. I go by “Neto” (neh - toh), which means grandson in Portuguese.

My family name is Athayde (ah - tah - ee - jee).

what is going on?

  • I just moved to Albany NY, and I am open for new opportunities while I am working on my personal project, a 1937 House, my new home.

  • participating in ARE study groups and geting ready for license tests.

  • Improving my 3D skills

where do I come from?

I was born in 1971, in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, the most traditional state in Brazil.

I have lived in 5 different cities in Brazil and a few other cities around the world.

Some of those cities are historic cities. Some are relatively new cities like Goiânia, capital of State of Goiás, and Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Both of which are examples of modern Brazilian urban planning and architectural design.

where to find me...




Jose F. Athayde Neto


Jose Ferreira de Athayde Neto



where have I been?

Niš Yugoslavia (now Serbia) - I was 27 years old when I left Brazil for my 1st international work assignment.

The opportunity to live and work in a former Socialist country enabled me to learn how different it was from the South American culture I grew up in. In addition I learned that the concepts of architecture are the same no matter where you go.

Naples Italy - Following the assignment in Yugoslavia I moved to a new job in Italy as an architect trainee.

At the completion of this job I spent 6 months traveling around Europe incorporating my passion for architecture with the pleasure of travel. Where ever I go I like to visit sites that I can expand my awareness of other cultures and learn about the local architecture.

These experiences have become my sources for inspiration and creativity.

Each different construction detail, construction system every element, every lay-out and floor plan helps increase the knowledge and appreciation of my profession.

my hobbies

I came from a traditional Portuguese family and one of my favorite hobbies is baking. Cake decoration it is my favorite. I like to give my cakes a little twist adding some alcohol. Don't worry, the cakes are only for adults.

I also enjoy clay sculpture and marquetry.


A permanent US resident since 2000, I was born and educated in Brazil and obtained US citizenship in 2011.

I graduated a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1996 from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) de Goiás - Department of Architecture Edgar Graeff.

PUC Goiás is a private university in the Brazilian state of Goiás, headed in Goiânia. Founded on October 17, 1959 by Sociedade Goiania de Cultura, a non-profit foundation maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Goiânia, PUC Goiás is the oldest higher education institution in the state.

PUC Goiás has five campus, four of them in Goiânia, the State Capital, and another in the town of Ipameri. The University also has a Central Library with over 213 thousand books, a school of foreign languages, a television network, four research institutes, over 400 laboratories, two school clinics and two museums.

PUC Goiás Website