Paulo Chalaça

Paulo Chalaça

Lisboa, PT



I am a full architect with 15 years' projects experience through all phases of design and construction, with the ability to follow up several projects simultaneously without losing production quality and rigor in its execution.

I develop my work with rigor, method and objective. I am self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible with good communication and organizational skills, willing to travel to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings. I value a continuous learning/growing.

Actually I am working in Angola in a multicultural environment, where my activities are manager and coordinator of the Project Department but I am looking forward for new project challenges.


Genea Angola, Luanda, AO, Architect Coordinator

Project management in Angola, in all its stages, coordination of resources across offices, interface with other discipline team leaders, project team leadership. Implementation of work methods and organization, management of the processes for Local Authorities and construction contracts, knowledge of building codes, project planning, negotiations with customers and suppliers.

Main projects: Residential lots, commercial spaces, storage and logistics centers, office buildings.

Sep 2011 - current

Independent activity, Lisboa, PT, Architect

Projects for registration and licensing in the areas as Rural Tourism, single family dwelling and multi-family housing, restaurants and changes in commercial establishments.

Since September 2002 - Direct, consulting, audit and technical assistance for new constructions/expansions/changes of single family houses for class 2 contractors (constructions until 332.000 €).

Apr 1998 - current

ISOLÁGUAS, Arruda dos Vinhos, PT, Architect

Technical consultant, preparation of proposals / budgets, liaises with designers and suppliers, supervision and coordination of works. Technical trading in direct contact with directors / owners, analysis and evaluation of the works to be done.

Aug 2009 - Feb 2010

PALMER GREGO Architects, Ltd., Alcabideche, PT, Architect

Participation in the development of projects in all its phases, compatibility of it with the architecture and all the involved consultants in the design and construction.

Main projects: Detailed project for the 6 Star Hotel of HILTON, CONRAD - Palácio da Quinta, Resort & Spa - Algarve; Preliminary Study and submission to the authorities for construction license for a Mall in Amarante for ESTIA (Martifer); Detailed projects for Health Clubs and Spas: Fitness Worx in Portimão, Holmes Place in Dolce Vita Tejo and Almada, Spa Termas Estoril for Banyan Tree.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2009

M2PR – Promotion of Self-Construction Real Estate, Ltd., Lisboa, PT, Architect

Development of several projects in Real Estate construction area with an effective participation until the delivery for a total of 8 multi-family housing and mixed-use projects with an average of 10 floors, totaling 301 apartments, 28 shops and 17 offices.
Direct collaboration on projects for interiors of shops, restaurants, clinics and housing renovations.
Main activities and responsibilities:
- Development of Architecture projects, from the Preliminary Study until the detailed to construction;
- Project organization and management for the Local Authorities;
- Organization of procurement processes for the construction;
- Compatibility of projects with the several consultants and stakeholders;
- Management, installation and maintenance of the IT Department.

Nov 1998 - Sep 2007

J. Vasconcelos Marques Architects, Ltd., São Pedro do Estoril, PT, Designer

Part-time collaboration in the scale model and detailed project for the Tourism apartments in Quinta dos Grilos - Linda-a-Pastora, Oeiras.

Collaboration in the detailed project for the 4 Star Hotel in Quinta da Marinha - Cascais.

Apr 1998 - Oct 1998


WSI (Wall Street Institute), Carcavelos, PT, BArch, Conclusion of 3rd Level Threshold

Certificate in English improvement

Jul 2008 - Sep 2012

ADENE (Energy Agency), Lisboa, PT, Certificated Module for Qualified Expert in Energy Certification

Conclusion of the Energy Certification Module and the Technical Module for Qualified Expert in RCCTE

Mar 2009 - Jul 2010

ISQ (Institute of Welding and Quality), Oeiras, PT, Project Management

Project planning; manage project teams - fostering and promoting; teamwork; negotiation with suppliers, employees and third parties following the local laws; manage financially a project; prevent and manage potential risks.

Jul 2003 - Sep 2003

Order of Architects - South Region Section, Lisboa, PT, BArch, Heritage Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Performance of buildings in terms of durability, resistance and maintenance performance; technical and conceptual issues in conservation and restoration of built heritage; sustainable rehabilitation of slums; rehabilitation and restoration of grouped buildings from XVIII century; diagnosis of diseases and recovery techniques.

Jan 2003 - Feb 2003

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), Campo Grande, PT, MArch, Degree in Architecture

Nov 1995 - Mar 2002

Areas of Specialization