SAMI-arquitectos was founded in 2005 by Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira, in Setúbal (Portugal).In 2014 SAMI-arquitectos was part of the portuguese official representation at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
In 2011 it was one of the eight portuguese offices representing Portugal at the 9th Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de São Paulo, Brazil. 
In 2011 it was selected in Wallpaper* Architects Directory 2011 among the 20 world's most promising young practices.
In 2007 it was included in the short list of 100 young architects of around the world recommended by Herzog & de Meuron for the Villa Ordos100 project in Inner-Mongolia, P.R. China.
Inês Vieira da Silva e Miguel Vieira have been invited to participate in several conferences namely in Portugal, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Argentina.Besides invitations to participate in several exhibitions, namely in Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Brazil and Argentina, its work has been internationally presented in specialized publication, namely in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, P.R. China, North Korea and Argentina.