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Alcino Soutinho

ALCINO SOUTINHO WAS BORN IN VILLA NOVA DE GAIA IN 1930
  • Received his degree in Architecture from the Oporto School of Fine Arts in 1957.
  • Jubilee Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Oporto
  • Assessor of the Lisbon Harbour Administration with regard to the Reorganization of the Riverside Area between Algés and Matinha between 1996 and 2002
  • President of the Portuguese Design Centre between 1998 and 2001
  • Member of the Portuguese Association of Designers
  • Member of the Scientific Board of ESAD (Higher School of Art and Design)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Magazine “Housing”, Italy
  • Consultant for CRUARB (Commissariat for the Urban Restoration of the Ribeira-Barredo Area) – Oporto Town Hall between 1993 and 1997
  • Member of Consultation Commission for the award of specialization Scholarships related to Fine Arts, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
  • AICA Award(International Association of Artists and Art Critics) - 1984.
  • Europa Nostra Award - "International Federation of the Protection of Europe's Cultural and Natural Heritage" - 1982
  • Awarded Medal of Merit by Matosinhos Town Hall - 1988
  • Awarded Medal of Merit by Vila Nova de Gaia Town Hall - 1992
  • Member of the Military Order of St. James - 1993
  • Selected for the European "Mies Van der Rohe Award" - 1991.
  • Selected for the Portuguese representation in the S.Paulo International Architecture Biennal, (Brazil) - 1993
  • Conferences and debates in Portugal and abroad: Oporto, Lisbon, Coimbra, Viana do Castelo, Amarante; Milan, Bari, Corunha, Santander, etc.
  • Exhibitions in Portugal and abroad: Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra, Viana do Castelo, Vila Franca de Xira; Italy, France, Holland.
  • Projects published in books and Architecture magazines in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Holland and Italy.
  • Member of the jury in Portuguese invitations to tender regarding Architecture and Planning.
  • 1st prize in the following invitations to tender:
    • Calafates Monument - Oporto (co-authored with A.Siza and A.Amaral) - 1959.
    • Paços do Concelho Building in Matosinhos - 1980/84.
    • Master plan for the Coastal Area between Granja and Espinho - 1985.
    • Conversion of the Old District Hospital Building in Viana do Castelo - 1985.
    • Northern Headquarters of the Fonsecas & Burnay Bank in Oporto - 1990
    • The new Chancellery Building of the New University of Lisbon - 1993
    • Elaboration of housing projects Lavra1 (54 houses), Lavra2 (90 houses) and Perafita (50 houses) - 1995
    • Seregno Town Hall - Italy – 1998
    • Elaboration of the Project of Restoration and Adaptation of the Quinta das Janelas - Obidos 2003
    • Elaboration of the Project of Restoration and Adaptation of the Quinta de Val Pereiras - Ponte de Lima 2003
  • He is a self-employed professional since 1957. Has authored several projects for collective and private habitation, interior architecture, facilities and the conversion of building.

Villas and Townhouses By Alcino Soutinho