Lourenço Vaz Pinto

Lourenço Vaz Pinto

Lisbon, PT

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I believe the blend of my Portuguese architecture education and the new radical technological based architecture taught at SCI-Arc has aggregated and helped me develop a strong personal style.

I have a care for context and human experience whilst being interested in producing provocative work that also questions society and thus architecture.

I enjoy using design as a tool of transformation and guidance. I believe this is the correct way to approach the immense responsibility we have as designers of worlds, no matter digital or physical.


Grimshaw, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Worked from concept design to 3d modeling and rendering, projects include La Guardia Airport Entrance Hall, and the JFK Airport masterplan.

Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

Fragmentos de Arquitectura, Lisbon, PT, Architectural Designer

Part time Junior Architect (while finishing Bsc)
Managed several apartment renovations, from conceptual to details and contractors.

Architecture Intern during the 2017 summer, general CAD work, Modeling large portions of Lisbon for an Urban Proposal.

May 2017 - Dec 2018


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture II

The program engages on edge methods of representation while focusing on finding the next architectural theories merging technology with architecture and speculating through them.

Aug 2018 - Sep 2020

University of Lisbon - Architectural Faculty, Lisbon, PT, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism

The program was delivered with a real world approach giving tools and techniques for the workplace.

Sep 2015 - Jul 2018


Paris Affordable Housing Challenge, 2nd Place

2nd Prize winner with the entry “Urban Infill”.


Pandopopulus AI Future of Housing, 1st Place

Prize winner with an artificial intelligence based housing project to develop affordable housing solutions.


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