SWV is a system for cataloguing Siza’s works. Created in the same way as Bach’s BWV, it associates an identifying acronym (the SWV) with a chronologically based alphanumeric system (as in opus cataloguing) that chronologically identifies each of Siza’s works.

The following triptychs offer us the context of possible Geographies of Siza Baroque.

Siza Baroque - Team
From left to right: Alexandre Alves Costa, Sérgio Fernandez, José Grade, Alcino Soutinho, Fernando Távora and Álvaro Siza at the Acropolis of Athens, 1976 ((Image by © Arquivo Alexandre Alves Costa)


  • José Miguel Rodrigues (Project Principal Investigator)

    Porto, 1970
    Full Professor at FAUP. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto (FAUP) in 1994. He holds a Masters and a Doctoral Degree from the same school (1998 and 2007). He is co-author of the “New Luz” village (1995-2002) and has been a professor at FAUP since 1998. In 2013, he published his Ph.D. thesis, “The Ordered and Accessible World of the Forms of Architecture.” Since 2011, he has been developing post-doctoral research about Giorgio Grassi’s writings, having published: “Leon Batista Alberti and Roman Architecture” (2015), “Selected Writings 1965-2015” (2018), and “A Life of an Architect” (2021). Currently, he is the Director of the FAUP research centre (CEAU), where he is developing with Joana Couceiro the SIZA baroque (FCT funded) research project. He is the author of the book “Palladio and the Modern” (Circo de Ideias, 2020), distinguished with the FAD Award for thought and criticism (2021).

  • Joana Couceiro (Project Co-PI)

    Coimbra, 1980
    Architect and researcher at CEAU-FAUP. She graduated from the University of Coimbra (Darq FCTUC) in 2005 before gaining her Ph.D. from FAUP in 2018. Her PhD thesis, Chiado e Estilo. A importância da noção de Estilo na construção do Chiado de Siza, for which she received a grant from FCT, was included on the short list for the 2021 Arquia Foundation Biennial competition. She was an invited Assistant Professor at FAUP (2013/2020), lecturing on the History of Modern Architecture, and supervisor of master’s degree dissertations. She has also been working on architectural, curatorship, and editorial projects. She is co-founder and director (2008/2018) of the publishing company and bookshop Circo de Ideias. Between 2021 and 2023, she was a researcher at esad_idea under an FCT scientific job tender, and, during this period, she worked as assistant curator for the international colloquia Peripheral Perspectives and Aquilegum, which integrated the Porto Design Bienalle programme for the 2021 and 2023 editions. She regularly writes scientific articles, prefaces and critical essays on ancient and contemporary architecture. She is co-author of the books of Casas com nome collection, an architectural writing project with a literary dimension.

  • Ana Tostões

    Architect, architecture critic, and historian. She holds a degree in Architecture from ESBAL (1982) and received her Masters degree in History of Art from UNL in 1994. She has a Ph.D. from IST-UL (2003) with a thesis on culture and technology in Modern Architecture published with the title “A Idade Maior” (FAUP Edições, 2015). Since 2010 she has been the President of Docomomo International and editor of Docomomo Magazine. She is a full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico University of Lisbon and director of the chair of Architecture. Since 2012, she has been responsible for the Architectural Ph.D. programme. Since 2013, she has been a professor of the Architectural Ph.D. program at FAUP Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. Published and edited over 20 books, 335 book chapters, and over 100 scientific articles, curated ten exhibitions, and organized several scientific events. She was vice-president of the Portuguese Architecture Board and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. In 2006, his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic distinguished her with the Commander degree of the ‘Order of Infante Dom Henrique’ for her work on behalf of the Portuguese architecture and its promotion worldwide.

  • Graça Correia Ragazzi

    Architect graduated from FAUP in 1989. She holds a Doctoral degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Catalonia – UPC in 2006. Her Doctoral thesis was a finalist in the ARQUIA 2007 competition. Between 1989 and 1995, she collaborated with the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. After starting her architectural practice in 2000, she began co-authoring projects with Eduardo Souto de Moura, namely the Rehabilitation of the Robinson Space in Portalegre. In 2005 she established an architectural office with Roberto Ragazzi named CORREIA/RAGAZZI Arquitectos. In parallel, she has been teaching since 1990 in various universities and is currently an invited assistant professor at FAUP. She also integrates the direction of the new Architecture course at Oporto’s Universidade Lusófona.

  • Hélder Ribeiro

    Espinho, 1964
    Architect graduated from the Oporto Architecture School (FAUP) in 1992. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the same school with the thesis “The Experimentation of Modern in the work of Mário Bonito: a design process from the 40s to the 60s”. He has been an Auxiliary Professor and Design Studio Coordinator at FAUP since 1999, where he teaches Projecto 1. He has been a visiting professor in universities such as the Scuola di Architettura e Società do Politecnico di Milano (POLMI)_Polo Territoriale di Mantova, Italy, and the Politecnico di Milano. Since 1992, he has developed his professional activity continuously. He received the National Award IHRU in 2008 for the project for Social Housing in the neighborhood of Fontainhas in the city of Oporto, in co-authorship with Ana Sousa da Costa. He is also involved with architecture research and is currently a researcher at the Study Centre of Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU), where he integrates de group “Atlas da Casa” financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In 2018, he co-founded a series of lectures called “MATTER.the white conferences” [MATÉRIA. conferências brancas].

  • João Pedro Serôdio

    Oporto, 1963
    Architect graduated from FAUP in 1991. After graduating, he interned at Herzog & de Meuron architecture studio in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from FAUP (2015) with the doctoral thesis “Project and Context Thought in the work of Serôdio, Furtado & Associados.” Since 1992, he has his architecture practice in Oporto called Serôdio Furtado & Asssociados – Arquitectos. He was elected President of the Architects Board North Regional Section between 2004 and 2007. He was an assistant trainee within the subject Projecto IV at the Universidade Lusíada do Porto between 1997 and 2002. Since 2011 he has been an assistant professor within the subject Projecto IV at FAUP. Since 2012, He is part of the Board of the Architecture course at Universidade Lusófona do Porto.

  • Jorge Figueira

    Vila Real, 1965
    Architect by FAUP in 1992. Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Coimbra in 2009 within the specialty Theory and History. He is an Associate Professor and was Director of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra between 2010 and 2017. He is a researcher at the ‘Centro de Estudos Sociais’  and was vice-president of the ‘Conselho Científico’ between 2019 and 2022. Visiting Professor of the PhD Programme in Architecture of the Porto Architecture School (FAUP). External member of the General Council of ISCTE-IUL between 2017 and 2021. Author of several books and articles published in various international magazines. Curator of  several exhibitions among which, “Álvaro Siza. Modern Redux”. He has presented his research in universities and institutions in several countries. He is the principal researcher for the project (EU)ROPA – rise of Portuguese architecture, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

  • José Quintão in memoriam

    Quelimane, 1940 – Oporto, 2021
    Graduated in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts of Porto (ESBAP). He gained his doctorate in 2001 from Porto Architecture School (FAUP) with the Phd thesis ““Fachadas de igrejas portuguesas de referente clássico: uma sistematização classificativa”. He has taught the subjects Projecto, Teoria e História, having stood out as a teacher for the subject História da Arquitectura Portugesa with Alexandre Alves Costa and Marta Oliveira, História da Arquitectura Moderna with José Miguel Rodrigues, and, recently, as a teacher of “Análise Arquitectural” and “Classicismo e Téctónica” in the Doctoral Programme. He designed in collaboration with architects Domingos Tavares and Lúcio Parente, at CEAU-FAUP, the building of the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Porto. In 2014, the University of Porto awarded him the title of Professor Emeritus.

  • José Fernando Gonçalves

    Vila Nova de Gaia, 1963
    Architect with a degree from Porto Architecture School (FAUP) in 1988. Took his APCC exams at the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (DARQ-FCTUC) in 1996. Holds a Ph.D. in Architectural Projects from UPC, Barcelona in 2007. He is secretary and founding member of AEAULP (Associação de Escolas de Arquitetcura e Urbanismo de Língua Portuguesa). He was elected President of the Regional North Section of the Portuguese Board of Architects between 2011 and 2013. He has been an Associate Professor at DARQ-FCTUC since 1991 and was its Director from 2008-2010. He is a professor for Projecto  I (4th year) at MIA.  Member of the CES-UC ethics committee, CES researcher, and professor of Ph.D. and research seminar. He has scientific articles, books, and architectural projects published in both national and international magazines and has participated in lectures and workshops both in Portugal and abroad.

  • Luís Urbano

    Coimbra, 1972
    Architect graduated from the University of Coimbra. Holds a postgraduate course in “Arquitectura, Território e Memória” from the same University. Doctorate in Architecture from the Porto Architecture School with the PhD thesis “Entre dois Mundos. Arquitetura e Cinema em Portugal, 1959-1974”. Coordinated three editions of the International Workshop “Cinemarchitecture” (2008, 2009,2010). Coordinated the research project “Ruptura Silenciosa” hosted by FAUP, where he produced ten short films. He is the editor and director of the magazine “JACK – Journal on Architecture and Cinema”. He has been a curator of several exhibitions such as “Mias que Arquitectura” (FIMS, 2021) and “Nenhum sítio é deserto” (FAUP,2022). He is the author of the book “Simple Stories. Texts on Architecture and Cinema” (2013), co-author of the book “No Place is Desert” (2022), and author of the short films “Sizígia” (2012), “A Casa do Lado” (2012), “Como se desenha uma casa” (2014) and “Morada” (2019).

  • Marco Ginoulhiac

    Bérgamo, 1971
    Graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano University in 1999 and has a Master in Multimedia Technologies by FEUP in 2002. Holds a Doctorate in Architecture by Porto Architecture School (FAUP) in 2009 with Phd thesis “O Ensino de Projecto de Arquitectura, contribuições para um debate crítico em torno da prática contemporânea.”
    Has collaborated in architectural offices in Italy and also in Porto. He was a lecturer at the University of Aveiro in the Department of Communication and Art and a guest lecturer for several teaching institutions in Portugal. He has been a lecturer at the Porto School of Architecture FAUP since 1999, where he is currently assistant professor in the curricular units of Projecto 3 and Seminário sobre Projecto e Sustentabilidade – Solar Decathlon . He is the founder and member of the executive board of ‘Resdomus’ magazine and coordinator/researcher of the research group ‘Entre tempos e variações. Arquitecturas do século XIX ao século XXI’ [Atlas da Casa] within the research centre CEAU-FAUP.

  • Miguel Araújo

    Oporto, 1982
    Architect by the University of Minho in 2005. Holds a doctorate in Architecture from Tampere University of Technology in Finland with the PhD thesis “The Work of the Studio Aalto Collaborators: Practice, Craft and Theory” in 2018 (DATUTOP,2018). He has collaborated in architectural offices in Portugal, Finland and South Korea. He attended the course on Conservation of Modern Movement Architecture – MARC 2011 (ICCROM/ Finnish National Board of Antiquities). He was a monitor for the subject “Teoria 1” at the University of Minho from 2005 to 2006. Since 2016 he has been an Assistant Professor for the subjects Project, Design, and Architectural Theory seminars at the Graduate School of Architecture Konkuk University in Seoul. He produced the exhibition “The Work of Alvar Aalto’s Collaborators – The Architects Jaakko Kontio, Kaarlo Leppänen and Eric Adlercreutz” (Studio Aalto, Helsinki, 2014). He is currently a researcher at CEAU-FAUP within the research group T2P – Teoria e Práticas de Projecto.

  • Nuno Brandão Costa

    Oporto, 1970
    Architect graduated from FAUP in 1994. Holds a Doctorate in Architecture from FAUP in 2013. Between 1992 and 1993 he interned at the architectural studio Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland. Between 1993 and 1998 he collaborated with the architects José Fernando Gonçalves and Paulo Providência in Oporto. Since 2001, he teaches ‘Projecto 4’ at FAUP. He is the coordinator and professor of the course ‘Estudos Avançados em Projecto de Arquitectura’  (EAPA 2014/2015) at FAUP. He has been a guest lecturer and critic at institutions such as Universidad de Navarra, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (ENAC-EPFL), among others. In 2004 he won the Revelation and Merit Award “Jornal Expresso / SIC – 12 anos”. In 2008 he was nominated for the “Mies Van der Rohe” prize, he was awarded the “Prémio Secil” 2008 and the “Vale da Gândara Prize” 2010/2011, and was also nominated for the “BSI – Swiss Architectural Award”, 2012. He has represented Portugal in several international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale in 2004, the São Paulo Architecture Biennale in 2005, the Milan Architecture Triennale, among others.

  • Sílvia Ramos

    Oporto, 1983
    Graduated in Architecture from FAUP in 2008. Doctorate in Architecture from FAUP. Between 2008 and 2012, she worked as an intern and later as an architect at the architectural office Francisco Barata Fernandes & Madalena Pinto da Silva, Arquitectos Lda. From 2013 to 2017, she was a PhD grantee of the public entity that supports scientific research in Portugal, FCT. She was an invited assistant professor at FAUP between 2013 and 2015, and since 2019 she has been an invited assistant professor under the subject ‘ História de Arquitectura Moderna’. She has been a researcher at CEAU-FAUP research centre since 2013, where she integrated the research group “Architecture: Theory, Project, History”. Since (year) is dedicated to the exercise of the project in collaboration and co-authorship with several architects.

  • Mafalda Lucas (Researcher fellowship)

    Covilhã, 1986
    Architect by FAUP in 2012. She works as an architect and researcher and, is a doctoral candidate in the programme “Projecto do Espaço Habitacional e Formas de Habitar” at the Porto Architecture School (FAUP). Over the last few years, she has developed extensive research on prison typology, with special focus on morphology, architectural elements and some peculiarities, related to a set of penal functions, namely those that are specific to rehabilitation. In 2022, she is working within a research fellowship for CEAU-FAUP.

  • Inês Sanz Pinto (Researcher fellowship)

    Lisbon, 1988
    Architect by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) in 2013. Between 2010 and 2011 she studied at ETSAM University (Madrid) under the Erasmus programme. From 2013 to 2014, collaborates in the architectural studio Francisco Aires Mateus. Since 2015 she collaborates with the British office David Chipperfield Architects in London. In 2022 she is working within a research fellowship at CEAU-FAUP.

  • Constança Pupo Cardoso (Assistant curator exhibition and parallel programme)

    Lisbon, 1999

    Constança Cardoso, designer and curatorial assistant. Has a design degree from IADE and a master’s degree in interior design from ESAD, with her dissertation on “Os Limites das Formas de Expor – entre o projeto ideal e o projeto possível” (The limits of forms of display – between the ideal project and the possible project), having taken part in the development of the exhibition project for the “Portugal Pop” exhibition (a consortium project between MUDE and esad-idea). Consequently, worked at esad-idea, Research in Design and Art, as a curatorial assistant for the Porto Design Biennale 2023, organized around the central theme “Being water: How we flow together and shape each other”, under Fernando Brízio’s curatorship, and where she also developed work related to the educational service.


  • Maria Filomena Molder
  • Juan Luis Trillo in memoriam
  • Juan Jose Lahuerta

Invited researchers

  • Mariana Sá

    Vila do Conde, 1983
    Architect graduated from FAUP in 2007. Holds a Post-graduate degree in Advanced Studies in Architectural Heritage (CEAPA-FAUP) in 2012. Doctoral student in the Ph.D. Program in Architecture in FAUP (PDA-FAUP), of which since 2020 holds a Ph.D. Scholarship by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology). She has been a visiting assistant at FAUP since 2014 within the subject ‘History of Modern Architecture’. Member of the research group ‘Heritage of Architecture, the City and the Territory’ within FAUP’s Research Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU). Member of the “International Center for Architectural Design and Archeology”(ICADA) group. Established her private practice in 2009.

  • Ricardo Leitão

    Oporto, 1991
    Architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in 2015, having attended, under the Erasmus Program, the École Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (France). Since 2016, he is the co-founder of the architectural practice MEIO, together with Rita Furtado.
    Guest assistant at Porto Academy since 2018, he has been part of the organization of the ‘Visiting Barragán’ program, with the Barragan Foundation and LIGA DF, in Mexico City (Mexico) in 2019.
    In 2020, he was awarded a literary grant in Poetry by the Ministry of Culture of Portugal – DGLAB. Joined in 2021 the PhD Program in Architecture of FAUP (PDA – FAUP) with a scholarship awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He is currently Visiting Professor of History of Modern Architecture (MIARQ – FAUP) and an Integrated Researcher at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU-FAUP), within the research group T2P (Theory and Project Practices).

Financed by

  • FAUP – Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
  • CEAU – Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo
  • FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
  • Project Reference: SIZA/CPT/0021/2019

Supported by

  • MNSR – Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis
  • Fundação de Serralves
  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
  • CCA, Canadian Center for Architecture
  • Drawing Matter
  • Casa da Arquitectura
  • Conservatório de Música do Porto
  • Fundação Marques da Silva
  • Antena 2


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