João Paulo Loureiro (City of Porto, Portugal, 1970) Architect at the School of Architecture of the University of Porto (1988/1994). During the years of 1993 until 2001 works with Alcino Soutinho. Winner of the competition for the Ramalde, Porto Market, co-authored with Nuno Brandão Costa. Establishes his own office in 2006 (headquartered in Matosinhos) called JPLoureiro, Architect, Inc. His work is present at the national exhibition Habitar Portugal 2006/08, 2nd Prize at the Iberian “Menhir” Award, honorable mention award PAUMA 2007 and had his work selected to the FAD awards 2014. The work of JPL reflects an interest of a wide range of architectural types and scales: housing (from singular housing until housing complexes), equipments (such as students’ residences, hostels, thermal baths …) building restoration and renovation, urban plans, contests. Participates in several conferences, expositions and publications. Directors’ Board Member of the Portuguese Professional Architects Association (North),between 2005 and 2010. Since 2013 is an invited Assistant Professor of “Project IV” at the School of Architecture of the Oporto University (FAUP).