Over the last six years I’ve consistently been working as an architect in architectural and urban planning projects of distinct program types and scales, ranging from small historic housing unit rehabilitation to large healthcare facilities in all project phases, from schematic design to construction overview and assistance.
After graduating in 2007, together with my internship mentor, have become a founding member of Lisbon Design Studio and have since established several on-going partnerships with various consultants, academia, real-estate agents and architecture firms, including 2011 Pritzker Prize Laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
In the latter years, I’ve taken the interest and responsibility of researching and developing smarter work-flow methodologies using Standards and Building Information Modeling strategies, giving more emphasis on the creative side of developing ideas. Since october 2013, I've beeing teaching BIM Technologies and Parametric Design in part-time at Lusofona University in Lisbon, Portugal as a Teacher's Assistant. I've been invited to teach "BIM Tools, Platforms and Environments: an Introduction to Parametric Modeling and SMARTBuilding" (Master Degree) at the same college.
I am a pragmatic, fast-learner and hardworking Architect with high standards who gives a lot of attention to detail. I feel very comfortable in my skills in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop and InDesign as other software and am now searching elsewhere for a new opportunity to grow.
Other experience includes:
-New Client Attainment;
-Standards, Methods and Protocols creation and maintenance;
-Work optimization/ new technologies research;
-Integrated Project Delivery;
-Marketing Campaign and Presentation Development (web, graphic, portfolio designer);
-Information Technologies System implementation and maintenance;
-Administrative decision maker/influencer.
Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, PT, Teacher's Assistant
Digital Processes IV - BIM Technologies and Parametric Design
Design Systems, Lisbon, PT, Collaborator, Founding Member
An early adopter, LisbonDesignstudio pioneered the use of a new, BIMtechnology driven approach to delivering complex building projects.
By adopting innovative methodologies and BIMtechnologies provenient from naval, automotive and aerospace industries, working directly in a shared 3D digital environment, and collaborating across disciplines to bring fabrication expertise forward into design, LisbonDesignStudio was able to realize unprecedented projects with tight control of budgets, schedules and quality.
Based in Lisbon Portugal, DesignSystems was created from a research and development team within LisbonDesignStudio. Since its formation, we have grown to become a recognized international consultant in BIMtechnology.
From the beginning our mission has remained the same: provide leading edge, BIM environments to our clients, reducing risk, improving the spirit of coordinated collaboration within integrated inter operable workflows, whilst supporting the realization of inspirational work in a sustainable built environment.
Lisbon Design Studio, Lisbon, PT, Architect, Founding Member
LisbonDesignStudio is a Portuguese based architectural firm with a strong emphasis on research and innovative design.
Our Mission is to engage in building design that promotes and enhances the quality of life of its users whilst acting as added value to the physical environment. Based on the assumption that no two briefs are ever the same, we seek to create enviroments that act as unique, mindful responses to Program, Place and Purpose.
Strongly committed to multidisciplinary teamwork, we align ourselves with clients, designers, consultants and the building services of engineering to provide concepts with the necessary technological framework for their existence as safe, comfortable and functional places.
Clearly focusing on quality, we seek as quality leaders to serve others, working continuously to advance the state of art in architecture.
RRJ Architects, Lisbon, PT, Architect
Founded in 1991, RRJ Architects develops both architectural and engineering projects having extended its activity into Spain in partnership with “atelier VVM” in Barcelona.
Throughout its existence, RRJ has elaborated projects in several areas including healthcare, public buildings, offices, sports facilities, commercial buildings, housing, refurbishment, and urbanism; Of all these a special mention should be given to: the Turcifal Monestry, Infarmed Headquarters, San Francisco Hospital extension, Cultural Centre in Torres Vedras, MediaCapital’s new headquarters, restoration and rehabilitation of the Patriarch Palace in Lisbon, the Commercial Gallery of Acqua-Roma, an urban block in Barcelona’s Waterfront district, a traffic Control Centre in Barcelona, the Headquarters of Lisbon City Foundation and the tourist resort Azemmour in Morocco.
The integrated execution of architectural projects in close liaison with the in house engineering expertise allows RRJ to exercise greater project control, eliminating risks of incompatibility amongst them and an effective coordination of building specialties; all of which naturally result in high quality levels for each project. RRJ Architects, also provides real estate consultancy services to all its clients, developing economic and technical viability studies; all of which support institutions to define adequate asset managing strategies.
Balonas, Menano & Moershel, Lisbon, PT, Intern Architect
(currently Balonas and Menano)
Balonas and Menano is the result of the merger between Balonas Projectos and Balonas, Menano & Moershel Arquitectos and aims at being a reference company in the architectural and urban design areas.
A vast accumulated experience together with a very particular dynamic are the main reasons for our success and client recognition.
Our consolidation and expansion translate not only as quality and performance, but also in diversity in terms of service.
The partnerships we maintain with both national and international players, together with a multidisciplinary team have significantly widened our targets by creating significant synergies.
Faculdade de Arquitectura UTL, Lisbon, PT, BArch, Architect
Pladur’s 17th Construction Solutions Competition, Honorable Mention
Sustainable Housing Prototypes
Lisbon Architecture Trienalle 2007, Other
Invited as FAUTL Representative as University Group Participant