PhD. MsC. Arq. João Menezes de Sequeira
PhD. Arq. Patrícia Santos Pedrosa
ISCE 58 (Architecture and Building)
The Architectural Department brings together all the courses in the scientific area of Architecture. It has a research center associated, the LabART - Laboratory of Architecture, and a journal, the "Lusophone Journal of Architecture and Education (AE)". Currently covers technological specialization courses (for approval), a Master in Architecture (ACCREDITED by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education A3ES and NOTIFIED in the 2005/36/EC Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications) and two postgraduate courses (one active and one in study) and is expected to create a PhD course soon.
Environment and material conditions
We believe that training is done in an environment and this is decisive and structuring of the profile we want for our students.
Currently the Department of Architecture at ECATI shows courses with high level of internationalization, either through agreements with other European and transatlantic universities or by the number and quality of international workshops presenting, whether these take place in Portugal, or in partners countries.
We believe that this international environment is essential in the formation of our students, not only from a cultural point of view, or from a professional point of view, generating experiences of personal enrichment and exceptional communication skills on the national scene.
But the internationalization of our department does not exhaust the extra-curricular activities of training, so every year we conducted an internal workshop theme, the "Week of Architecture," which seeks to address issues professionally importants and in which all students are invited to participate in design studios and interdisciplinary studios (film, photography, drawing, etc..).
The training is also close to the profession and, accordingly, beyond the normal study visits, every year constant and systematic seminars are realized with invited high quality professionals, offering and share experience and ideas.
The Department of Architecture has its own facilities with project rooms, computer labs, a work center for the students and shared a workshop with the Design course. All these physical spaces are grouped within a proximity that facilitates contact and exchange of experiences between students of different academic years.
Further, the Department is now inserted into ECATI, allowing closer to excellent infrastructure that has. Since the movie studios and video, the photo labs, digital animation, and computing in general, the sound studios, interactive technologies, etc.
We seek the interaction between teaching, research and industry, ensuring that the contents of the curricula are constantly updated and linked to professional practice. Our research center, the LabART (http://www.labartresearch.com) not only provides the research themes for the master dissertations, including them in the research projects of the Research Center, but also establishes the protocols with industry, official entities and other faculties (national and abroad). It has also an architectural project office, the LabART-PRO, that allows students to take direct contact with professional practice.
We are a knowledge space and a reference in the architectural teaching in Portugal, and we hope to become a International reference.
Lisboa, PT , 1749-024
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