Porto Academy

Porto Academy

Guest Lecturers
Juan Herreros, Madelon Vriensendorp, Tony Fretton

Workshop Leaders
Arrohv Frick, Atelier da Bouça, Dyvik Kahlen, Fala, Frida Escobedo, Johansen Skovsted, López Rivera, MOS, Nicolas Dorval-Bory, OMMX, Raamwerk, Scheidegger Keller

Ana Rita Vale, Diogo Fonseca Lopes, Elói Gonçalves, José Pedro Lima, João Salsa, Lera Samovich, Marcos Veiga, Margarida Marques, Nuno Reis Pereira, Ricardo Leitão, Rui Pinto

Amélia Brandão Costa, Rodrigo da Costa Lima





Ivo Tavares Studio

Ivo Tavares Studio


Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto

'The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) works on a building designed by Álvaro Siza. "Porto school", as it is internationally recognized, it’s a worldwide reference in Architecture graduation. On this institution, many awarded and published architects have studied and taught. Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza, Nuno Portas, Alexandre Alves Costa, Domingos Tavares and Eduardo Souto Moura are some of the greatest examples of the pedagogic, scientific and artistic abilities of Porto school.’ by José Manuel Rodrigues, Director of FAUP master degree in Architecture

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