Casa da Arquitectura - Portuguese Centre for Architecture, created in 2007, is an non-profit cultural association, dedicated to the affirmation and divulgation of architecture in Portugal and abroad. 

Casa da Arquitectura (CA) intends to fill in the need, in Portugal, of an institution that may treat, receive and make accessible to all the documental collections of different architects, promoting reflection on architecture and taking architecture to the knowledgement and understanding of the general public.

The activity of Casa da Arquitectura has received from the Portuguese State, year after year, the recognition of Cultural Interest.

Our Mission

To fulfill its mission, Casa da Arquitectura intends to:

- Treat, archive and make known, through different means, the collections and architectural assets donated, deposited or entrusted to its care;
- Create a collection of iconographic and emblematic works of the national and international architectural culture;
- Increase and support the research and dissemination of knowledge in the field of architecture;
- Hold conferences, colloquia, conversations, workshops and other activities related to the debate, reflection and promotion of architecture;
- Administer, manage and promote the spaces and properties which are under its care;
- Encourage recreational, tourist, cultural and social activities aimed at different audiences that may contribute to the best and greatest knowledge of national and international architecture.
  • Governing Bodies 

    Board of Directors

    Executive Commission

    José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

    Executive Director 
    Nuno Sampaio

    Accounting Officer
    Joaquim Mendes Pinto


    Carlos Guimarães

    Gonçalo Medeiros, AEP

    Cláudia Soutinho, APDL

    General Assembly

    To be assigned

    Paula Carvalhal, CMVNG

    Gonçalo Byrne, OA

    Supervisory Board

    Vítor Moreira, Metro do Porto

    Avelino Pinto, Lionesa

    Sandra Amaral, Cruz, Amaral & Associados
  • Team 

    Executive Director and Chief-Curator
    Nuno Sampaio

    Soraia Lebre

    Assistant Director and
    International relations

    Ana Pinto

    Activities and Contents Department
    Carla Barros (Manager)
    Alice Marques
    Filipe Silva
    Júlio Senra
    Manuel Gonçalves

    Archive and Library Department
    José Fonseca (Manager)
    Archive Processing
    Alice Lopes
    Gilson Fernandes
    Rute Sequeira
    Débora Matouças

    Human Resources, Finance and Legal Department
    Soraia Lebre (Manager)
    Human Resources and Finance
    Joana Costa
    Mafalda Costa
    Legal Affairs
    Alcinda Brandão
    Public Procurement
    Joana Ferreira
    Administrative Assistance
    Natacha Mota

    Marketing and Communication Department
    Carla Maia (Manager)
    Margarida Portugal
    Media Relations
    and Social Networks
    Joana de Belém
    Audiovisual Content
    Pedro Rocha
    Image and Design
    José Pereira
    Digital Building Management
    Filipa Guimarães

    Commercial and Fundraising Department
    Margarida Matos (Manager)
    Casa Shop
    Carla Sousa
    Joana Correia
    Rita Pinto

    Educational Service Department
    Filipa Godinho (Manager)
    Inês Lourenço
    Assistants, Monitors and Visits
    Isabel Silva
    Miguel Royo
    Rita Alves
    Ticket Office and Reception
    Isabel Silva
    Sónia Alves

    Tourism Department
    Filpia Godinho (Manager)
    Tours and Matosinhos Visits 
    Miguel Royo

    Property and Infrastructure Department
    PauloSilva (Manager)
    Liliana Taveira
    Premises Management
    Sara Almeida
    Paulo Silva
  • Entrance © Ivo Tavares

  • © Luís Ferreira Alves

  • © Ivo Tavares

  • © Ivo Tavares

Parceiro Institucional
Institucional Partner

Parceiro Institucional<br>Institucional Partner

Parceiro Estratégico
Strategic Partner

Parceiro Estratégico<br>Strategic Partner

Mecenas Principal CA
CA's Main Patron

Mecenas Principal CA<br>CA's Main Patron

Mecenas CA
CA's Patron

Mecenas CA<br>CA's Patron

Mecenas CA<br>CA's Patron

Mecenas CA<br>CA's Patron

Parceiro Media CA
CA's Media Partner

Parceiro Media CA<br>CA's Media Partner

Transporte Oficial CA
CA's Oficial Transport

Transporte Oficial CA<br>CA's Oficial Transport

Fotografia Oficial CA
CA's Official Photography

Fotografia Oficial CA<br>CA's Official Photography

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Co-founded by

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