Jose Silva

Jose Silva

London, GB




I am a young, hard working and very ambitious architect, with five-year experience of  Architectural practice in Portugal, New York and London. In 2009 I completed a Master of  Architecture and Urbanism at the Portuguese Catholic University, after a six-year study  program, with the underlying theme “Urban Continuous”.

My first architectural experience abroad occurred under the Erasmus program at Aldo Rossi  University in Cesena, Italy. This opportunity instilled in me the will to pursue an international  career, benefiting from different cultures and environments.

Once I finished My Master degree, I became part of Álvaro Siza Vieira’s office in Oporto  (Portugal), where I collaborated with different teams on distinct projects, typologies and  programs, such as Paraninfo BBK in Bilbao, and the Fire Department of Stº Tirso, in Portugal.  At the end of the internship period, I was permanently hired in the office and involved in the  international architecture competition, “Alhambra Atrium”. The project was awarded the first  prize.

After becoming a licensed Architect in Portugal in 2012, I moved to NYC. I started working at  Studio Link-Arc where I contributed to the Design Development of the China Pavilion for the  Milan Expo 2015. In 2014 I was offered a position at IL Architects. I extensively participated to  the Concept and Schematic Design, as well as Construction Documents for a NYC high-rise  residential building.

I am currently working at HCL Architects in London, from the very beginning I've bee involve  in the Concept Design and Schematic Design and in the Planning Application in the mix-us  commercial project Finsbury Tower from the very beginning  My academic and professional experiences have enhanced my competitive qualities and  made me a resilient individual, eager to continue learning and contributing proactively,  working autonomously or as part of a great team.



HCLA, London, GB, Part II Architect

FT Finsbury Tower, London, UK
Mix-use building: retail, office Tower and housing unit.
Stage C, Planning Submission

AGC - Arundel Great Court, London, UK
Mix-use building: retail, lux apartments and 5* Hotel
Stage E technical design

Aug 2016 - current

Ismael Leyva Architects - New York, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

515 West 36th Street, NYC, NY
Mix-use building: retail, office Tower and housing unit.
SD (schematic design), DD (design development), CD (construction documents) using REVIT 2014.

Mar 2014 - Apr 2015

Studio Link-Arc, LLC, New York, NY, US, Part II Architect

China Pavilion, Milan, Italy
Exhibition Pavilion
SD (schematic design), DD (design development)

Garden Club House, Shenzhen Bay, China
Show Room
SD (schematic design), DD (design development)

Oct 2010 - Mar 2014

Álvaro Siza Vieira, Oporto, PT, Part II Architect

Participated in projects over several phases, namely:

Quinta do Bom Sucesso – Residential Complex, Obidos, Portugal
Quinta do Freixo – Private House, Entre Rios, Portugal
BBK Paraninfo – University Center, Bilbao, Spain
Stº Tirso Fire Department – New building, Stº Tirso, Portugal
“Alhambra Atrium” Granada, Spain

I worked from November 2010 until March 2011 on the development of competition for the “Alhambra
Atrium” in Granada. This project was awarded the 1st prize.

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

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