Introduction

Porto Academy is an independent entity exclusively dedicated to the discipline of Architecture. It is deeply concerned about authorship and it proposes a free apprenticeship grounded on ambitious architects with great intellectual value.
We feel the need to push forward the discipline into the practice proposing a complementary experience of learning based on people singularity and away from established rules, dogmas or ideas, trying to dilute borders and bringing people together.
Porto Academy it will be always complementary to the Architecture Schools and doesn’t have any institutional ambition. To us is just a compliment to the school.

Founders
& Directors

AMÉLIA BRANDÃO COSTA

Amélia Brandão Costa studied architecture in ULP Porto. She also studied in Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and at Domus Academy in Milano. She has a post-graduation in real estate management from Instituto de Artes e Ciências do Porto.
Before establishing her own office in 2007 with Rodrigo da Costa Lima, Brandão Costa Lima, she learned from João Pedro Serôdio, Isabel Furtado, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
Her works and writings have been awarded, published, and presented on lectures and exhibitions. She has been guest critic, lecturer and jury at different architecture schools such as Princeton University School of Architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, KU Leuven, Akademie der Bildenden Künst München, and ETH Zürich.
She is founder and editor of Indexnewspaper - which makes part of MOMA NY Library Collection - and which has been awarded and exhibited worldwide. She published several articles and edited many monographs. She was also correspondent of the Swiss architecture magazine Faces.
She is Founder and Director of Porto Academy.

RODRIGO COSTA LIMA

Rodrigo da Costa Lima studied architecture in ULP Porto.
Before establishing his own office in 2007 with Rodrigo da Costa Lima, Brandão Costa Lima, he learned from João Pedro Serôdio, Isabel Furtado, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
His works and writings have been published and presented on lectures and exhibitions. He has been guest critic, lecturer and jury at different architecture schools worldwide such as Princeton University School of Architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, KU Leuven, Akademie der Bildenden Künst München, and ETH Zürich.
He is founder and editor of Indexnewspaper - which makes part of MOMA NY Library Collection - and which has been awarded and exhibited worldwide. He published several articles and edited many monographs.
He is Founder and Director of Porto Academy.


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