VÃO was created in partnership with José Luís Loureiro in March 1982, at nº4 Julio César Machado street , resulting from their academic background. João Pedro Rosado joined the team at the time and became partner in 1996 when José Luís Loureiro left VÃO.
The recruiting was based on the selection of students form ESBAL, later FA-UTL, arising from the academic activities of the founders of VÃO.
The following architects were permanent members of VÃO's founding team: Carlos Penin Loureiro, outsanding designer; Ana Sofia Machado, Ricardo Moura and Sérgio Cerveira with the intuition to interpret and develop programs; Pedro Franco and Pedro Quintas, delivering the projects; Luís Sanchez Carvalho, making the bridge from Architecture to the Planning, true to his pragmatism without forgetting the creative sense, and passing the testimony to the following generation; anda last but not least, Nuno Carvalho, who without sense of punctuality, never lost his sense of rigor and innovation in Planning.
In second generation, standout Vera Alves Pereira, for her rigor in Architecture Project Management, serving as an example for the third generation; Maria João Matos and Pedro Duarte Bento, who installed the 3D with image search.
In the last few years, Sara Abegão and Paulo Iria have secured the consistency of the Architectural Project, and in particular, its delivery.
- 3rd Place in the competition:
Requalificação/Revitalização do Parque Mayer, Jardim Botânico, Edifícios da Politécnica e Área Envolvente.(Lisbon, 2008)
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