Afonso Nuno Henrique Martins

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Researcher since: 2013

Nuno Martins graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL) in 1990; completed a Masters degree in Architecture (FAUL, 2011), a doctoral program in Urbanism at the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (2004) and a Ph.D. in Architecture at the University of Beira Interior, in Portugal (2012).

During his career as an architect he was awarded several prizes in architectural and urban design competitions, including the National Prize of Architecture of the MPAT (Ministry of Planning and Administration of Territory). Several of his buildings, parks, gardens, public areas, landscapes and projects, were published in technical magazines and exhibited in Portugal, France, Brazil and Spain, including the Zaragoza World Expo, in 2008.

Since obtaining his Ph.D. degree he has participated in international conferences and published, mostly as the first author, books (8), chapters of books (6), articles in journals (14, 13 indexed, 11 ISIS&SCOPUS) and full papers in proceedings (25) in editions with international distribution on his areas of interest: humanitarian and sustainable architecture, eco-urbanism, cultural landscapes, building residential types, as well as building and urban design in development.  Also has co-chaired, acted as peer reviewer and architecture & urbanism track-chair in several international conferences such as the leading ISDRS, the International Sustainable Development Research Society. He was the main chair of the global 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, held in 2018, in Lisbon and the 1st Latin American Seminar: Risk, resilience, humanitarian architecture, and Incremental Housing in Favelas- the role of the universities, practitioners and Marias&Marielles, held in 5-6 de December 2019 in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Catolica Pontificie University). He  participated in the set-up of two national and seven international research projects in collaboration with research centres and received several research grants from public and private institutions. Over the past 12 years, he taught in architectural graduate and masters programs in Portugal and lectured by invitation and through teaching exchange programs in countries and universities such as UK/University College of London/The Bartlett School/Development Planning Unity/Master in Urban Design in Development; Brazil/FAUUSP/FAU/Mackenzie University/PROSIURB, post graduation of Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/UFF, Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói/RJ; Switzerland/Fribourg/University of Applied Sciences (international joint master), Turkey/IKU, Istanbul; Czech Republic/ARCHIP, Architectural Institute in Prague; Germany/University Leibniz-Hannover, Mexico/Universidad Politecnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo (career of Bio-climatic Architecture); Pakistan/University of Technology and Management-Lahore; Taiwan, College of Design, Shih Chien University, located at Taipei, and Yasar University, in Yzmir, Turkey. Since 2017 he is a Guest Assistant Professor of Studio Design in the Master of Architecture of the University of Beira Interior, in Portugal. In 2004 he begin to give training in Sustainable Architecture, Ecological Urbanism, and Heritage and Project of the Territory. Since then, he has been a leading lecturer and trainer in the Portuguese context in these domains, being frequently invited to talks in Portugal (and abroad), master supervising, juries of master and doctorate proofs, and also giving about 400 hours of training to more than two hundred professionals from different areas. Between 2008 and 2014, he led a multidisciplinary research team that carried out the Mondego River Heritage Park, an internationally acknowledged action-research project focusing on heritage, local communities and resources. Since 2013 he is a senior researcher at CIAUD, Centre of Research in Architecture, Urbanism, and Design, at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon with projects addressing humanitarian architecture, risk and resilience and informal settlement upgrading. Since 2014, he has been receiving training in post-disaster reconstruction, namely by attending conferences across the globe and enrolling in courses such as the Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster course of Harvard University. As a volunteer and project manager in the NGO Building 4 Humanity, Design, and Reconstructing Communities Association he has been leading multidisciplinary teams in projects and missions in Portugal, Africa and Brasil. This is a process that involves taking action and then reflecting on the fieldwork done to subsequently improve the practice. The outcomes of these missions have been presented in forums, seminars, training courses, scientific conferences, books, scientific and technical journals. His current research interests include the re-visitation of the concept of incremental housing within humanitarian architecture for climate change. Since 2018 he is the director of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition and the Marielle Franco Community Design Award.


Research Projects: 
Disaster, Conflict, Poverty, Agencies, NGO’s and the UN-Habitat Program - learning lessons from twenty five years of sheltering, planning, designing and rebuilding, towards a sustainable and resilient humanitarian architecture.
Disaster, Design and Development- risk and resilience issues. Contributions to the inter-cooperation within the Portuguese Speaking Countries’ Community (CPLP).

ORCID: 0000-0002-7999-3791

Curriculum Vitae



Book (editor or co-editor)

2020         Martins, N.; Fayasi, M.; Kikano, F.; Hobeica, L. ; Enhancing Disaster Preparedness: From Humanitarian Architecture to Community Resilience, 370 pages, Elsevier print and ebook indexed to SCOPUS (Online and imprinted book). Paperback ISBN: 9780128190784. eBook ISBN: 9780128190791.

2020        Martins, A. N.; Saavedra, J.; Sulaiman, S.; Burgos, M.; Carvalho, M.A.; Leonídio, O. © Atas do I Seminario Internacional em Risco. Resiliência e Arquitectura Humanitária; o papel das universidades, dos profissionais e das marias&marielles, ebook,  CIAUD, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, ISBN: 978-989-54741-2-7

2020-21         Martins, N., Lizarralde, G.; Egbelakin, T.; Hobeica, L.; Hobeica, A.; Mendes, J., Santos, P.; Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience. 370 pages, Elsevier ebook indexed to SCOPUS (Online and imprinted book: May 2021). ISBN: 978-0-12-818639-8

2020-21       Martins, N., Fordham, M.; Leon, J.; Hobeica, L.; Hobeica, A; Risk, Resilience and Humanitarian Architecture in Practice, 250 pages, Springer indexed to SCOPUS (Online and imprinted book: to be published in October 2021)

2019         Martins, N.; Hobeica, L; Hobeica. A.; Santos, Pedro;; Eltinay, N.Mendes, J., Risk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritages, Lisbon., ISBN: 978-989-54741-0-3, Electronic book, CIAUD, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa

2018         Martins, N., Mendes, J., Santos, Pedro; Hobeica, L.; Hobeica, A.; Vahanti, M.; Jamshed, A. ; Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Building Resilience Conference, held in 14-16 November 2018, in Lisbon. University of Lisbon (imprinted and ebook) ISBN: 978-989-54741-1-0.

2016    Nuno Martins et al, © Atas do 1º Simpósio Luso-Brasileiro sobre Modelos e Práticas de Sustentabilidade, First editor, with João Joanaz de Melo, Antje Disterheft, Sandra Caeiro, Marcelo Montaño, Evandro Moretto, Tomás B. Ramos, CENSE, Centro de Investigação e Ambiente e Sustentabilidade, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa  ISBN: 978-972-674-792-5,

2009    Martins, N. Dinâmicas de Rede no Turismo Cultural e Religioso – book of abstracts, with Eduardo Cordeiro Gonçalves, António Barros Cardoso, António Pedrosa and Andreia Pereira, ed. Publicações ISMAE, Maia, Portugal. ISBN: 978-972-9048-8

2008    Martins, N. (editor) Mondego River Heritage Park (Parque Patrimonial do Mondego projecto de Turismo Sustentável para o Maior Rio Português, ed. Museu da Água de Coimbra, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-54741-3-4.


Book chapters

2020    Martins, N.; Collacios, R.; Hobeica, L.; Hobeica. A.; Lessons for Humanitarian Architecture Practice and Education through design contests - the case of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition, in Enhancing Disaster Preparedness: Humanitarian Architecture and Community Resilience Elsevier imprinted and ebook indexed to SCOPUS,

20117  Martins, N.; Amorim, A., Forbes, C., Matos, D. Questões De Risco E Vulnerabilidade Do Património Construído: O Caso Da Baixa Pombalina (Issues of Risk, Resilience And Vulnerability To Built Heritage: The Case Of Lisbon Downtown), in Geografia, Paisagem e Riscos, Vol.III, Risks and Catastrophes series, University of Coimbra; available at

 2016    Martins, N., Carvalho, P. Green Architecture, Landscapes, and Cultural festivals intangible dialogs, book chapter, in Art and Intercultural Dialogue, Susana Gonçalves & Suzanne Majhanovich (Eds.), Sense Publishers (Rotterdam)

 2015    Martins, N. (Non) Doing a workshop on Rurality- Rural Scenarios for the Alvor Estuary, in Alter-Rurality, exploring representations and ‘repeasantations’, Pieter Versteegh (ed.) Create Space Independent Publishing Platform. (First book of the EAEE Rurality Network)

2015    Martins, N., Fernandes, M. (Eco)Urbanismo e sociedade no século XXI, chapter of the book “Urbanismo, Planejamento Urbano e Direito Urbanístico, Caminhos legais para cidades sustentáveis”, published by the Ordem dos Advogados, Conselho Seccional do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazilian Bar Association, Council of the state of Rio Grande do Sul)

2015    Martins, N., Fernandes, M. Research and Architecture & Urbanism and PhD programs in the European Mediterranean context - patterns and links, in Educating the Future, Architecture Education in International Perspective, Esra Fidanoglou (ed), EAAE, IKU, Istanbul.


Papers in Journals with scientific refereeing and Guest Editor in Special Issues (SI)

2020-21   Martins, N., Guest Editor of a SI focusing on Gender Resilience in DRR of the the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDDR, Elsevier, SCOPUS indexed) with Maureen Fordham and Astrid Skjerven.

2020   Martins, N., Amorim, A., Forbes, C., Matos, Lima, J. Risk to cultural heritage in Baixa Pombalina (Lisbon Downtown) - a transdisciplinary approach to exposure and drivers of vulnerability in Special Issue focused on Disaster Risk to Heritage: Preparedness and Rebuilding of The Journal of Architecture Heritage, Conservation and Rehabilitation, Taylor and Francis (Clarivate Analytics indexed) 

2020   Tiago M. Ferreira, Xavier Romão, Paulo B. Lourenço, Esmeralda Paupério & Nuno Martins (2020) Risk and Resilience in Practice: Cultural Heritage Buildings, International Journal of Architectural Heritage

2019-20           Martins, N., Guest Editor of a Special Issue focused on Disaster Risk to Heritage: Preparedness and Rebuilding of The Journal of Architecture Heritage, Conservation and Rehabilitation, Taylor and Francis (Clarivate Analytics indexed),Tiago M. Ferreira; Xavier Romão; Paulo B. Lourenço; Esmeralda Paupério; International Journal of Architectural Heritage (2020): DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2020.1759007

2018-20           Martins, N., Guest Editor of a SI focusing on Risk and Resilience, in Practice, of The Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Emerald Publishing Group (SCOPUS indexed, Citation Index, CiteScore 2018: 1.13, CiteScoreTracker 2019: 1.10), Volume 10, Issue 4, with José Manuel Mendes and Pedro Santos

2017-18           Martins, N., Associate Editor of the SI of the Sustainable Development journal, focused on Architecture and Planning © John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ERP Environment,, (Impact Factor: 2.75, ISI Journal Citation Reports ©) DOI: 10.1002/sd.1877

2019 Martins, A.Mendes, J. and Santos, P. (2019), "Guest editorial", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 205-207. (SCOPUS indexed), Emerging Sources, Citation Index CiteScore 2018: 1.13,

2019   Martins, A. and Rocha, A. Risk and resilient architectural practices in informal settlements – the role of NGOs, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 276-288. (SCOPUS indexed).

2019 Martins, N. and Saavedra, J. Inclusive Sustainability in Slum upgrading and Incremental Housing . The case of the Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro. Sustainable Development journal, (Clarivate

Analytics indexed). © John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ERP Environment, (Impact Factor: 3.821, ISI Journal Citation Reports ©) DOI: 10.1002/sd.1879

2019   Skjerven, A. and Martins, N. Architecture, design and planning towards sustainable development: Regional approaches Sustainable Development journal, (Clarivate Analytics indexed). © John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ERP Environment, DOI: 10.1002/sd.1877.

2018   Martins, N., Amorim, A., Forbes, C., Matos, D. The changing City. Risk and Built Heritage. The case of Lisbon Downtown, Proceedia Engineering, Elsevier Journal (SCOPUS indexed), Vol. 2012, (2018). Pag. 921-928; DOI: 0.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.119.

2016 Martins, N. Sustainable Design, Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Parks; the case of the Mondego River. Sustainable Development (journal), Volume 24, nº5, Sep-October 2016, pages 330-343. © John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ERP Environment, Especial issue on Sustainable Architecture and Design DOI: 10.1002/sd.1633.

2010   Martins, N. et al. Cultural Landscape of Higher Mondego – from Industrial site to Heritage Park. Journal of Tourism and Development, nº 13 e 14

2010   Martins, N. and Costa, C. Património, Paisagens Culturais, Turismo, Lazer e Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Parques Temáticos x Parques Patrimoniais. Scientific Journal Exedra (digital), Nº Temático, Setembro

2008   Martins, N.; Costa, C., Carvalho and M., Peres, S. Parque Patrimonial do Mondego, Journal of Tourism and Development, nº 10, 2008


Papers in book of proceedings with scientific refereeing

2018    Martins, N.; Saavedra, J. .Incremental Housing and Social Sustainability Issues. Revisiting the World Bank’s Site and Service Projects. The case of Brazil, Electronic Book of Proceedings of the 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, University of Messina, Italy.

2017   Martins, A.N.; Carvalho, C.; Ramos, J.A.; Gorecka, D., Estevão, M. ICT and mobile applications for disaster risk and incremental housing; the case of NGOs in Rio de Janeiro, Electronic proceedings of the 8th i-Rec conference, focusing on 'Reconstruction and Recovery for Displaced Populations & Refugees,' 1-2 June at University of York, Toronto, Canada, organized by the i-Rec and University of York, Toronto, i-Rec website

2017   Martins, N., Saavedra. Inclusive Sustainability in Slum Upgrading and Incremental Housing. The case of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Electronic Book of Proceedings of the 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, School of Science and Technology, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá.

2017   Martins, N., Rocha, A., Prácticas arquitectónicas resilientes e incremental housing em assentamentos informais - o papel de ONGs no Brasil. Book of Proceedings. 4th Seminary: A língua que Habitamos, organized by Academia de Escolas de Arquitectura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa, Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa e Escola de Arquitectura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte. Versão PDF acessível em Acessível em (July 2017)

2016   Martins, N., Falchieri, F,. Disaster Risk and Resilience in informal settlements; the case of Guinea-BissauElectronic Book of Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, Edited by Suzanne Wilkinson, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

2016   Martins, N., Lima, F., Franco, A., Ferraz, L., e Estevão, M. Sustainable and resilient practices in informal settlement upgrading through social innovation approaches – the role of NGOs in Brazil and Guinea-Bissau. Electronic Book of Proceedings of the 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

2016   Martins, N.; Guedes, MC. Incorporating Social Innovation into ‘Humanitarian Architecture, in Johnson, C. and Conference Scientific Committee (eds), Reconstruction and Recovery in Urban Contexts, Conference Proceedings of the 7th i-Rec conference, at University College London (UCL), organized by the i-Rec and DPU/The Bartlett. Montreal: Group de Recherche IF; GRIF. Université de Montreal. Available online. ISBN 978-2-9815234-19 (It got already more than 380 views on from more than 50 countries)

2015   Martins, N. Guedes, MC. ‘Humanitarian' or; 'Resilient Architecture’ for vulnerable communities? Electronic Book of Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, focused on Exploring The Concept Of Resilience As A Useful Framework Of Analysis For How Society Can Cope With The Threat Of Natural And Human Induced Hazards, Edited by Jamie Mackee. Newcastle, Australia.

2015   Martins, N., Housing, sustainable urban form, city plans and building control - the case of the Norton de Matos social neighborhood, in Coimbra, 3rd CIHEL, International Conference on Housing of the Lusophonic Geography, Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil.

2015   Martins, N., Fostering a Humanitarian Architecture for Vulnerable Communities. Contributions to the inter-cooperation within the CPLP (Portuguese Speaking Countries’ Community), 21st International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference Tipping Point > Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity. Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, Geelong, Melbourne, Australia. Published at the ISDRS website.

2014   Martins, N. Green Architecture in Transition – towards a social innovation green design in humanitarian context trough local traditional building types, in CIAUD, 2nd Research Seminary, published by CIAUD, Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon.

2014   Martins, N. Post-disaster, the role of agencies, NGO’s and the UN-Habitat program. - Learning from a decade of sheltering, planning, designing and rebuilding. Book of Proceedings of "CRSCAD may 2014 conference", Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction > The Role of Architectural, Planning and Engineering Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.

2014   Martins, N. Post-disaster recovery, the role of design and the introduction of social innovation architecture features. Design for urban disaster- Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Design / Harvard University

2013     Martins, N. Vernacular and social innovation architecture supporting green architecture – updating old lessons to upgrade a new responsible design. The case of the humanitarian association Building 4Humanity. 19th annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research, University of Stellenbosch, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2011   Martins, N. Introducing the Building System Types - the case of Coimbra’s houses; proceedings CITTA, University of Porto.

2011     Martins, N. and Lima, M. The relationship between spirituality & architecture&landscape > the case of Walden & Thoureau and Sidhartha & Hesse3rd ACS Forum Symposium, Serenbe, Atlanta, USA.

2011     Martins, N.; Costa, C.; Martins and C., Ribeiro, C. Green Urbanism and Cultural Landscapes Revitalisation - an experience carried out on a riverside area in the Centre Region of Portugal17th annual conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.

2011     Martins, N.; Costa, C. and Fernandes, M. Real Territories &Virtual Territories and Internet Technologies - visions for a heritage area,(with Miguel Santiago Fernandes and Claudia Costa). Proceedings of the 7º Virtual Cities and Territories, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, November.

2010     Martins, N.; Costa, C.; Martins, C. and Ribeiro, C. Learning from the cultural landscapes – a green approach to the centre region of PortugalGreen Oslo Symposium, organised by the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies & University of Oslo, and held at the BI Norwegian School of Management.

2010   Martins, N.; Costa, C.; Esteves, D.; Pereira, T. and Swolkien, D.   Cultural Landscapes and Intangible Heritage Interpretation.The case of the Mondego Heritage Park. In Proceedings of the International Conference On Oral Tradition - Orality and Cultural Heritage, Volume II, pp 259-266, Edition: Concello de Ourense, 2010

2009   Martins, N. and Costa, C. Agricultural landscapes management – the heritage park concept and the use of new technologies in the Mondego River Heritage Park. Book of Abstracts - Eucaland Project Conference > European Culture Expressed in Agricultural Landscapes, edit. University of Cambridge, UK, held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 22-23 September

2009     Martins, N.; Costa. and Leite, V. Dealing with Cultural Landscapes Transformations – the Heritage Park as an instrument for project and management (with Claudia Costa and Vasco Leite) IALE 2009International Association for Landscape EcologyUniversity of Salzburg, Austria, European Landscapes in Transformation – Challenges for Landscape Ecology and Management, Editors > J.Breuste, M. Kozová, M.Finka.

2008     Martins, N. and Costa, C. Paisagens Culturais e Mundo Rural - o Caso do Parque Patrimonial do rio Mondego, (with Cláudia Costa). Actas da VII CIER, VII Colóquio Ibérico de Estudos Rurais (VII CIER) – "Cultura, Inovação e Território" (CD). Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra.

Keynote Speaker in International conferences& forums

2020 I 1st Latin-American Seminary on Risk, Resilience, Incremental Housing and Humanitarian Architecture, PUC-Rio, 5-6 December 2019

2019 I Architecture for People II: 2019 international conference, Shih-Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 9.

2018 I 3rd International Business Conference and Exhibition on Architecture, Planning and Construction on 24th-25th October 2018 at Expo Center Lahore, Pakistan. 3rd IBCE-APC conference. keynote speaker and chair of the session on Environment

2012 International Forum Environmental Governance. Biodiversity and Culture (Workshop Internacional Governança Ambiental, Biodiversidade e Cultura) , Rio de Janeiro, Casa Rua Barbosa, May, 7-10. Organised by Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Políticas Públicas Estratégias e Desenvolvimento do, INCT-PPED/CNPq (prof.Yara Valverde)


Peer Reviewing Activity

Since 2020   International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier, SCOPUS, Impact Factor: 2,7)

Since 2019   International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (Emerald, SCOPUS, Impact Factor: 1,4)

Since 2018   Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

Since 2017   Sustainable Development (journal), focused on Architecture and Planning (ISIS indexed). © John Wiley & Sons Ltd and ERP Environment,, (Impact Factor > 1.242, ISI)

Since 2017   Revista Espaços Vividos e Construídos, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa. Journal director: Prof. Manuela Mendes.

Since 2016 Elsevier leading Journal of Clean Production (ISIS and SCOPUS indexed, with 4,9 impact factor)

2015      7th Architecture Culture and Spirituality Forum Symposium (ACS Forum), USA.

2014     Peer reviewer of the CNU 21, The Congress for the New Urbanism, (Call For New Urban Research), Salt Lake City, USA (May, 2013) and the CNU 22, Buffalo, USA.


Direction of International Architectural Design Competitions  

2019-18  Director of the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Marielle Franco Community Design Award. In2018 edition: 17 applications from all over the world; 10 000€ in prize money and 21 international experts as members of the Jury.

2019-18  Director of the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition. In 2018 edition; 61 applications from all over the world in 2018, 140 in 2019; 10 000€ in prize money and 90 international experts as members of the Jury. In the 2019 edition the Prize Money was 11000 euros and the jury members included Juhani Pallasmaa and Suha Ozkam.


Exhibitions. Organisation / participation

2019 (October) Exhibition at the Chamber of Architects of Yzmir, of the projects-participants of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition 2019 edition Taiwan Prize (140 applications from all over the world)

2018 (November) Exhibition at ISCTE-IUL (Lisboa), of the awarded (9) and shortlisted projects (25) of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition 2018 edition and 1st recipient of the Marielle Franco Community Design Award, 2018 edition

2018-19 Exhibition at DECA / UBI of the awarded (9) and shortlisted projects (25) of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition 2018 edition (61 applications from all over the world) as well as the videos of the shortlisted (6) and 1st recipient of the Marielle Franco Community Design Award, 2018 edition (17 applications from all over the world).

2009  Museu da Guarda (Rede Nacional de Museus); Projecto Parque Patrimonial do Mondego

2008  Expo-Saragoza, Portuguese National Pavilion; Mondego River Heritage Park

2008   Museu da Água, Coimbra, A caminho de Saragoza, Projecto Parque Patrimonial do Mondego



2020-1992   Author or co-author of more than twenty architectural projects with different functional programs: social, cultural, commercial, leisure, residential, renewal of traditional buildings and urban interventions (Coimbra, Viseu, Figueira da Foz, Tábua, Celorico da Beira and Guarda. Several projects of renewal of traditional and historical buildings such as the old city hall of Guarda (16th century), transformed into Mediateca Municipal VIII Centenário (multimedia based cultural centre). 14 projects built.

1996-1992 - Head of the Department of Projects and Building of the Housing Cooperative Casajovem/Guarda. Co-author, with Alvaro Siza Vieira, of the Urban Setting Project (52 dwellings and commerce) in the Urbanization Quinta do Pinheiro / Guarda.



l 2008 - Prizes on International Ideas Competitions

(9) Ideas for Tourism, University of Aveiro, 3st Prize and Honorable Mention

(8) Sustainable Tourism, World Tourism Summit, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Final Selection of ten best projects

(7) 1º Prize – Best Scientific Paper in II International Tourism Congress, Leiria and West, 2008 - Cultural Landscapes Management – the heritage park and the use of new ICTs, with Claudia Costa and Vasco Gomes, (at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)

l1997-1991 - Prizes in public architecture and urban planning competitions

(6) Renovation of Guarda Municipal Park, 1st Prize

(5) Renovation of the Old City Hall of Guarda, 1st Prize

(4) Justice Building of Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Honorable Mention

(3) Renovation of the Municipal Market of Figueira da Foz, 2nd Prize

(2) Town Plan of Celorico da Beira, 2nd Prize;

(1) Mondego Green Park (parque verde do mondego), Coimbra, 2nd Prize and 3ed Prize. 2 Honorable Mentions (one with Alberto Souza Oliveira and another with João Nunes-PROAP)



1995  National Grand Prix of Architecture of the Ministry of Planning and Territory Administration for the Urban and Architectural Renewal of the Guarda Municipal Park;

1995 Medal of Municipal Merit by Guarda City Hall, “as recognition of the urban and architectural practice, and contribution to strengthening of Guarda within the national framework”


Updated on December 28, 2020