Barbas Lopes Arquitectos established their practice in 2006. Realised projects or under development include public and private buildings, single-family housing, exhibition designs, and interiors. The practice is also engaged in collaborations with architects such as Peter Märkli, Promontório Architects, Manuel Aires Mateus and Gonçalo Byrne. Their work was nominated for Icon Awards 2012, Designs of the Year 2013 and Mies van der Rohe 2013. They were Azrieli Visiting Critics in Residence at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
PATRÍCIA BARBAS (Luanda, 1971) Graduated in Architecture at FAUTL, Lisbon. Collaborated with Aires Mateus, João Pedro Falcão de Campos and Atelier Pedro Silva Dias (Design). Project coordinator for Gonçalo Byrne (1998-2000) and Promontório Architects in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (2005-2006). Guest Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa (2013, 2015-2016). Jury member of FAD Awards 2016.
DIOGO LOPES (Lisbon, 1972-2016) Graduated in Architecture at FAUTL, Lisbon. Doctorate from ETH Zurich. Guest Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa (2013, 2015-2016) and DARQ.FCTUC (2011-2013). He was Director of the magazine Prototypo, Director and Chief Curator with André Tavares of JA-Jornal dos Arquitectos and Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016. His publications include Cimêncio (Fenda Edições, 2001) with Nuno Cera and the book Melancholy and Architecture: On Aldo Rossi (Park Books, 2015). Posthumously, it was published the portuguese version of the book (Orfeu Negro, 2016) and awarded with the second prize of AICA 2016.