José Manuel Dias da Fonseca is the new President of Casa da Arquitectura-Centro Português de Arquitectura
Statutory Bodies restored after Guilherme Pinto’s decease
The mayor of the City Council of Matosinhos, Eduardo Pinheiro, has appointed José Manuel Dias da Fonseca to the presidency of Casa da Arquitectura-Centro Português de Arquitectura, fulfilling one of the prorogations that the association’s statutes attribute to the municipality. Dias da Fonseca has headed the General Assembly of the Association Casa da Arquitectura, now replacing Guilherme Pinto in the institution’s presidency, following the departure, on January 8, of the former mayor of Matosinhos.
José Manuel Dias da Fonseca chaired the Casa da Música Foundation for nine years, and was also president of AICEP – International Association of Portuguese Speaking Communications. Graduated in Economics, he was Councillor for Culture of the City Council of Matosinhos and is currently group chief executive of the MDS insurance company. He was also president of Real Vida Seguros and holds positions in several national and international institutions.
The re-establishing of the statutory bodies of Casa da Arquitectura also means that the mayor of Matosinhos presides over the General Assembly of the institution, which will also include the president of Metro do Porto, Jorge Moreno Delgado, and the architect Gonçalo Byrne . In the executive committee, the director Nuno Sampaio and the city councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Matosinhos, Fernando Rocha, remain. In the Board of Directors Casa da Arquitectura will still count on the participation of the municipal councils of Porto and Gaia, APDL, AEP, Order of Architects and University of Porto. The Fundação de Serralves is represented in the Audit Board.
CASA DA ARQUITECTURA Statutory Bodies
President: Eduardo Pinheiro, representing the City Council of Matosinhos
Vice-President: Jorge Moreno Delgado, representing the Metro do Porto, S.A.
Secretary: Gonçalo Nuno Pinheiro de Sousa Byrne.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: José Manuel Queiróz Dias da Fonseca
Secretary and Executive Director: Nuno Miguel Cabral de Almeida Sampaio
Treasurer: Fernando Manuel da Silva Alves da Rocha
José Valentim Pinto Miranda, representing the City Council of Vila Nova de Gaia
João Santa-Rita Fernandes, representing the Portuguese Order of Architects
Emílio Fernando Brogueira Dias, representing the APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, SA
Gonçalo Manuel Lencastre Silos de Medeiros, representing the AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal
Manuel Correia Fernandes, representing the City Council of Porto
Carlos Alberto Esteves Guimarães
President: João Francisco da Silva Alves Ribeiro, representing the University of Porto
Member: Sandra Marina Conde do Amaral, representing the firm Cruz, Pereira, Amaral & Associado, SROC
Member: Suzanne Maree Cotter, representing the Fundação de Serralves