Maria Teresa Saraiva Pires Fonseca Dias da FONSECA
grau Doutoramento
categoria Professor Associado
vínculo FAUP
ano 10/02/1994
Chave de associação FCT J0421078154C (35%)

grupos de investigação   Atlas da Casa - Housing architectural design and forms of dwelling

Born in 1953, third of six children, is a mother of two sons and a grand mother of four.
Decided to become an architect at the age of ten.
Graduated in Architecture by the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto ESBAP (1971-1976), practiced under Architect Álvaro Siza (1976-1980); Public discussion of practice report (1980), president of the jury was Fernando Távora.
Prize Antonio José de Almeida for best diploma in Architecture 1980 aex-ecquo with Eduardo Souto de Moura; PhD in Architecture by the Faculty Faculty of Architecture of Porto University (1997) supervisor was Professor Álvaro Siza Vieira, thesis was The Construction of the U. Porto Campus #3 – Planning, Project, Building.
Teacher of Architectural Design: since 1982 to 2002 in the schools of ESBAP and FAUP; Public Space and Forms of Public Facilities until 2007; Theory 3 since 2009. Supervisor and arguer of more than 50 MsC and at least 10 PhD dissertations, some still in progress. Visiting professor, invited teacher, lecturer or thesis arguer in Malta, Spain, Italy, Brazil, and other the Portuguese universities.
Architect since 1977, more than 40 of her projects have been built and some were published, either as architectural cases or applied theory samples.
Research fields: Urban Planning for Democracy, Planning and Design of the Forms of Public Space as an architectonic category, Housing and Public Facilities – upgrading the concepts of monument and monumentality towards a design of Significant Form; Contributions for Inner Landscapes. Teaching methods for a responsible design practise – Ethics, Technics and Aesthetics from Product Design to Architecture and Urbanism.

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