Ricardo Camacho

Professor, ISCTE School of Architecture, Lisbon

Ricardo Camacho (b.1979) diploma Univ. of Lisbon(FAUL) completed the MArchII from Harvard Univ.Graduate School of Design and presently concluding PhD at Coimbra Univ. Currently, professor at ISCTE School of Architecture in Lisbon, until 2018 taught at Northeastern University in Boston where he was research principal at EU grant project “Resilient Coastal Environments”, a comparative study between the tourism coastal territories of Portugal and Croatia. In Kuwait was research associate at Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya, taught until 2016 at Kuwait University and was the national deputy curator at Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. Co-author of “Habitar Portugal 2006/2009”, two volumes on “Modern Architecture Kuwait” by Niggli in 2016 and 2018, and “Pan-Arab Modernism 1968-2018: The History of Architectural Practice in The Middle East” by Actar.

As practicing architect was recipient of the IV Ibero-American Architecture Biennial award for Emerging Architecture (2004, Peru), received the Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD Fine Arts Grant (2007-09),awarded with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Annual Research Grant (2014-15) and nominated for III Premio Mediterraneo Del Paesaggio (2009).His built work was nominated for the Aga Khan Award(2016Cycle) and Archdaily Awards for Civic & Public buildings(2016). Since 2021 he is the Commission for Building Sustainability coordinator at the Ordem dos Arquitectos and executive board member in three distinct NGO’s, the Grémio dos Arquitectos (Guild of the Portuguese architects), Irís (national association for the preservation of the natural and built heritage) and UMAR (the Union of Mediterranean Architects).

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