João Manuel Barbosa Menezes de Sequeira
João Manuel Barbosa Menezes de Sequeira graduated in Architecture in Lisbon University in 1990, the M.Arch degree on Urban Design in 2000 at Lisbon University Institute and the PhD in Urban Design at Lusófona University where he teaches Urbanism, Design and Architecture since 1993.
He is since 2010 Associate Professor and the Head of the Architectural Department of Lusófona University, the Scientific Coordinator of Architectural Lab. - Research Center (LabART) and the Director of Lusófona Journal of Architecture and Education (AE).
Since 1995 João is CEO of A2S - architects office (ex AJLS) were he continues to work with Arch. Luisa Paiva and various collaborators in architecture, planing and design. He has two international prizes one in 2007 by UIA (International Union of Architects) and another in 2008 by the OEM New York City.
He has published eight books and book chapters, thirteen scientific papers with scientific refereeing, six papers in conference proceedings and twenty nine articles in magazines and journals. He is the coordinator of the Research Group "Studies on Architecture and Media" (SAM), of the research line "Advanced Architectural Technologies" (AVATECH) and since 2013 he is member of the scientific committee of the european research project DR_SOM Design Research Series on Methods. He participated as a member in the research group of EAAE in the creation of the European Charter for Architectural Research (approved in 2012). And since 2013 one of the founding members of the "Architectural Research in Europe Network Association" (ARENA).
His main research interests are in the areas of Architecture and Urban Design with emphasis on communication (cognitive, semiotic and perceptive) and in the areas of research by design.