Bruno Figueiredo is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, his research is centred on the use of digital tools in architecture, encompassing the development of generative and analytical computational models and digital fabrication in architectural design processes, namely the implementation and control of additive manufacturing techniques. PhD in Construction and Technology (EAUM, 2016), supported by a scholarship from the Foundation of Science and Technology for studies carried out at MIT (Design Computation Group, 2012).

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Paulo J. S. Cruz is Full Professor of Construction and Technology at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães Portugal. Pro-Rector of the University of Minho since 2017. President of the International Association of Structures and Architecture. President of the Design Institute of Guimarães. Director of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory R&D unit (2015-2017). President of the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (2004-2011).  Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho (2003-2004). PhD in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (1995). MSc in Structural Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1991). Graduated in Civil Engineering by the University of Porto, Portugal (1987).

Prof. Cruz bridges the gap between architecture and structural engineering, exploring innovative technological, constructional and structural solutions and establishing effective collaborations with the construction industry. Aims to explore the integration of digital additive manufacturing techniques in the architectural design and production processes of ceramic elements for building envelopes. 

Paulo Mendonça is Associate Professor of Construction and Technology at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães Portugal. Coordinator of the Design and Technology Research Group (2015-2018). President of the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (2011-2012). Vice-President of the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (2010-2011).  PhD in Civil Engineering by the University of Minho (2005). MSc in Textile Engineering by the University of Minho (1995). Graduated in Architecture by the University of Porto, Portugal (1994).

Since 1995, during his MSc thesis he started in the specialization field of “Architectural Membranes”, progressively devoting his research interests to the area of Building Physics especially in what concerns sustainable and innovative strategies and solutions for buildings construction and rehabilitation. The main research subjects include lightweight and mixed weight buildings, energy efficient envelopes, new materials and technologies in design and construction of the built environment.

Samuel Ribeiro is technician at the Design Institute of Guimarães. Between 2012 and 2013 he was technician of the Construction and Technology Laboratory at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho. Graduated in “Information Systems and Technologies” by the University of Minho. Post graduated in “Product Engineering”, by the University of Minho. Expert in Electronics and Telecommunications. He made part of the information systems development team as IT Customer development at Teleperformance in Lisbon.

João Ribeiro is a member of the staff of the Design Institute of Guimarães committed with supporting the organization, accounting and management of the institute initiatives. He holds a MSc in Systems Engineering by the University of Minho (2013). Graduated in Informatics Engineering by the University of Minho (2010). Post graduated in Information Management and Marketing Intelligence (2015), by the Porto Business School of University of Porto.

RESEARCHERS

João Carvalho 

PhD GRANT 2019-2023

RESEARCH GRANT 2018-2019

INTEGRATED MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE Master thesis - 2017-2018

João Ribeiro

PhD GRANT 2019-2023

RESEARCH GRANT 2018-2019

Tatiana Campos 

PhD GRANT 2019-2023

 

INTEGRATED MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE Master thesis - 2018-2019

João Moreira 

 

 

INTEGRATED MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE Master thesis - 2018-2019

Luís Ferreira

INTEGRATED MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE Master thesis - 2018-2019

João Renault

RESEARCH GRANT 2018

Laboratory of Construction and Technology

Miguel Taveira 

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN

Final project - 2018

Bruna Lino

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN 

Final project - 2017

Ana Vieira

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN

Final project - 2017

Miguel Abreu 

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN

Final project - 2017

Carole Vieira

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN

Final project - 2016

Cláudia Quintela

BACHELOR ON PRODUCT DESIGN

Final project - 2019

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