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Pedro Ressano Garcia

Pedro Ressano Garcia shares his professional activity between his own architectural practice, teaching at university and research on the reconversion of urban waterfronts. He started teaching at University of Califonia – Berkeley, and has been an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona since 1997, and Chair of Department since 2015. In 2010 he received the Pancho Guedes Architecture Award.



  • “Innovating Traditional Materials”. MATERIART: MATERiality in Architectural design Research and Technology, Materiart 2014, Ankara: TOBB University of Economics and Technology pp. 67-75, ISBN 978-975-9116-09-5
  • (coord.) Waterfront Cascais, Lisboa: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas. ISBN 978-989-757-026-1
  • “Innovating at Lisbon’s Waterfront Place, the «Tagus Platform» project”, International Academic Conference Places and Technologies 2015, 2nd, ed. Alenka Fikfak, Ljubljana: Faculty o fArchitecture, ISBN 978-961-6823-67-8


  • Tagus Plataform – Back To The River, Lisbon’s waterfront and the 21st Century, Lisboa: Fundação Serra Henriques. ISBN 978-989-96687-0-6
  • "Juxtaposition, How Kandinsky may help Design Architecture" in SPIRIDONIDIS, C., VOYATZAKI, M., ed. (2010) Educating Architects towards Innovative Architecture,pp. 351-356, EAAE – European Association for Architectural Education. ISBN 987-2-930301-44-0
  • "The Philosophy of the Concept at Boavista – Portugal" in LEHMANN, S., WAER, H. A., AL-QAWASMI, J., ed. (2010) Sustainable Architecture & Urban Development, Vol. II, pp. 429-443, CSAAR Press – Center for the Study of Architecture in Arab Region. ISBN 978-9957-540-01-2