LabART's CEO's and Researchers
Luísa Paiva (Arch. Painter. MSc. Doctor in Arts.)
João Barbosa (Arch. Msc. PhD.)

Pedro António (stud. arch)
Joana Sequeira (stud. sculpt.)
Manuel Afonso (music)

LabART's Research External Monitoring Committee:
Johan Verbeke
Prof. Dr. Arch - Professor at Aarhus School of
Architecture (Denmark) and at KU Leuven, Faculty of
Architecture Sint-Lucas (Belgium);
Murray Fraser
Prof. Dr. Arch - Professor of Architecture and Global
Culture - Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
(UK) | FCT- E.M.S.C)
Urs Hirschberg
Prof. Dr. Arch - Vice-Dean Faculty of Architecture -
Director TU Graz | FCT- E.M.S.C)
Johan De Walsche
Prof. Dr. Arch - Associated Professor, University of
Antwerp (Belgium) |
Neil Spiller
Prof. Dr. Arch - Dean of School - University of
Greenwich (UK) |
Oya Atalay Franck
Prof. Dr. Arch - Head of the Architecture -
University of Applied Sciences Zurich in Winterthur
ZHAW (Switzerland) |
LabART was, until September of 2016 a R&D Unit registered
in FCT under ref: UID/AUR/04494 from 2014. With a GOOD
evaluation and with national funds. Ethical problems with
the host institution have lead us to step down and continue
our work outside and as an independent office.

Born in 1959 in Lisbon, he graduated in Architecture from FA-UTL (1990), attended the Painting Course of the School of Fine
Arts in Lisbon (1986) until the 3rd year. Has obtained a Master's Degree in Urban Design from ISCTE - Instituto Universitário
de Lisboa and a PhD in Urbanism from U. Lusófona (2009).
He has been a managing partner of LabART since 1991, where he shares responsibility for coordinating various projects and
managing the studio.
He has been a university professor since 1993 at U. Lusófona until 2016 and held several positions, namely: Director of the
Department of Architecture and Director of the Integrated Master's Degree in Architecture between 2009 and 2015, he
created the R & D unit, Laboratory of Architecture - LabART Research Center of which he was the Director and Scientific
Coordinator between 2008 and 2016. He was also the co-creator and Director of the Journal of Architecture and Education
between 2010 and 2014, being responsible for the edition of 10 issues. He is currently a invited member/consultant of the
FWO, STW and ECOOM-VUB "research by design and arts" and is regularly invited to be reviewer and member of
acessessement committees and evaluation boards for doctoral dissertations in Europe.
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Laboratory for Architecture and Arts / study centre (LabART), was born in 2016, resulting from the transformation
of Office (AJLS - Arquitectos) and the assimilation of part of the research from the discontinued Architectural Lab -
Research Center (LabART) funded by FCT. His headquarters is at Rua das Janelas Verdes 32, Porta 19 in Lisbon.
LabART is a design office and laboratory of R&I. Its main objective is to carry out projects in the areas of ARCHITECTURE,
URBANISM and ARTS. The research is mainly linked to his professional practice and his strategic plan is the development and
dissemination of applied research both through his projects and through his articles and books
LabART has a research center called SAM - Studies on Architecture, Arts and Media - which is subdivided into two research
lines: "Sustainability, Architecture and Landscape (SAL)" and the "Framework for Architectural Research (FAR)".
LabART develops architectural and urban projects but also develops art projects - site-specific, performative events, etc. -
and music studies.
His long professional experience, his excellence in research and his comprehensiveness in the areas in which he specializes
make it unique in Portugal

Born in 1966 in Lisbon, she graduated in Architecture from FA-UTL (1990) and in Painting from FBA-UL (2013). She
obtained the Master 's Degree in Architecture from U. Lusiada  (1998) and the PhD in Sculpture from FBA - UL (2013).
She has been the main manager of LabART since 1991, where she shares the responsibility of coordinating various projects
and the management of the studio.
She is a university professor of Architectural Design at U. Lusiada since 1992 and since 1994 she has shared her teaching
with U. Lusófona in the areas of Architectural Design and Design.
Her main research interests are in the Arts.
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