CVDB arquitectos was founded by Cristina Verissimo and Diogo Burnay in 1999. Both founding Architects are teachers at the “Faculdade de Arquitectura UTL” in Lisbon and they boast a prestigious curriculum vitae: collaborations with international architects, such as João Luis Carrilho da Graça in Lisbon and Zaha Hadid in London; teaching experiences, Diogo Burnay taught in Hong Kong University, in the University of Minnesota and was a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, he and Cristina have been invited to jurys and lectured in schools in Hong Kong, Europe, Argentina, USA, Canadá.
The CVDB arquitectos studio is constituted of young architects: Tiago Santos, Joana Barrelas and Rodolfo Reis.
The studio’s works range from urban design projects to new buildings, from rehabilitation of old buildings to interior architecture or ephemeral structures. The studio is committed to develop a professional practice associated to architectural research, understanding each project as an open and participated field to all those involved in the design process, exploring current design practices and building design methods that position architecture as part of a larger physical and cultural landscape and considering the individual’s experience and perception of urban spaces. The practice has had several national and international design awards, has been invited to lecture in Portugal, Spain, France, Argentina and the USA. Their work has been published and exhibited in several countries, such as Portugal, France, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Mexico and China.Visit Website