Carolina and Jeremy founded Atelier Backlar in 2012


Carolina Oliveira Backlar
    Jeremy Stewart Backlar
Carolina is a Portuguese architect with a extensive international background. In 2011, she joined the internationally acclaimed design firm, Barber&Osgerby, where she expanded her skills in their interior design division Universal Design Studio (UDS). During this time she had the chance to develop museum exhibitions designs and worked on the high-end retail stores as Selfridges, Jimmy Choo and the English luxury brand, Mulberry (link).

As Mulberry’s project manager at UDS, she and her team redesigned and launched all the 2012/13 Asian & Middle East stores, including their biggest flagship in Seoul. Before going to London, Carolina worked as an architect for the renowned firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Pritzker prize winner) in Paris and also in their New York office. In 2009, she was a winner of the Inov-Art Grant from the Portuguese Cultural Ministry. With her grant she went to Los Angeles to work with Sanders Architects where she developed cutting-edge, pre-fabricated housing systems. She studied in France at L’École d’Architecture de Paris la Villette and graduated from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 2006.


Jeremy is an American architect and designer practicing in Lisbon. Before moving to Portugal, Jeremy worked in London as one of the lead designers at Heatherwick Studio, where he worked on a large multi-use development project in Shanghai creating a new epicenter for the city. He also designed a monumental addition to Waddesdon Manor for the Rothschild Estate in England, along with a driver-less vehicle to transport visitors throughout the grounds. In Paris & New York, Jeremy worked for the Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel. He was on the design team that developed several high profile projects including the MOMA Tower in New York and the SunCal Tower in Los Angeles. Jeremy graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-arc) in Los Angeles with honors.