Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism


Center for Studies
in Architecture and Urbanism


Casa Cor-de-Rosa © Carlos Albuquerque Castro, 2023

The center aims to promote artistic, scientific, technological and interdisciplinary research (in close relationship with Art, Engineering, Geography, History, Philosophy and Social and Human Sciences) in the fields of architecture, construction, design, urban planning and related areas from an integrated vision of the discipline in close relationship with the didactics and project practices of architecture and urban planning of the School of Porto.

The center is based at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in its own facilities designed for the development of advanced research activities in the area of architecture and urban planning. It has studio-rooms for the research groups and their ongoing projects, as well as for integrating individual researchers who develop research actions in close correlation with the center's activity.

In total, the center integrates 187 researchers, of which: 85 are integrated researchers with PhDs and 102 are collaborating researchers. Most of the non- PhD researchers develop their training in the PhD Program in Architecture of FAUP in close relationship with the CEAU.

Although the original field of research of the CEAU is Architecture and Urbanism, the center integrates and receives researchers from other disciplines, namely, Anthropology, Archeology, Economy, Engineering, Geography, History, and Sociology.

The center is structured in eight research groups with the following themes: Architecture: Theory, Project, History (ATPH); Architecture and Habitation Modes (AMH); Atlas of the House (AdC); Architecture, Art and Image (AAI); Digital Fabrication Laboratory (DFL); Morphologies and Dynamics of the Territory (MDT); Heritage of Architecture, the City and the Territory (PACT); Theory and Project Practices (T2P).

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José Miguel Rodrigues

Vice Director
Pedro Alarcão

Luís Urbano

Permanent External Advisory Board

Professora Doutora Ana Tostões
Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa

Professor Doutor Franz Graf
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Professor Doutor Vitor Manuel Guimarães Veríssimo Serrão
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa


Via Panorâmica
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone Number
+351 226 057 100

+351 226 057 199

Secretarial Services

Maria Rodrigues

Phone Number
+351 220 425 407 (ext. 5407)


10-12h e 14h30-16h30

Science Management and Communication

Maria Rodrigues

Raquel Babo

Benilde Lopes