João Luís Carrilho da Graça
João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect, graduated from Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa in 1977, the year he initiated his professional practice.
Lecturer at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon between 1977 and 1992. Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa from 2001 to 2010 and at the Universidade de Évora since 2005. Hheaded the architecture department at both institutions until 2010. Guest lecturer at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra in 2005, 2007 and 2010. Invited to lecture in seminars and conferences at several international universities and institutions.
His body of work has been recognized with several awards, including: the title of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Republic in 2010; the “Prémio Pessoa” in 2008, the “Luzboa” Award in 2004 at Lisbon’s first International Light Art Biennale, the “order of merit” by the Portuguese Republic in 1999 and the “Aica Award” by the International Association of Art Critics in 1992.
Distinguished with the “AIT Aaward 2012 - transportation” for the pedestrian bridge over the Carpinteira stream, the “Piranesi Prix de Rome” prize in 2010 for the musealization of the “Praça Nova” archeological site at “Castelo de São Jorge”, the “FAD” prize in 1999 and the “Valmor” prize in 1998 for the knowledge of the seas pavilion at Lisbon Expo ’98; the “Secil” prize in 1994 for the Higher School of Social Communication (Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa), and nominations for the “Mies Van Der Rohe” European Architecture Award in 1990, 1992, 1994, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the latter for both the pedestrian bridge over the Carpinteira stream and the musealization of the “Praça Nova” archeological site at “Castelo de São Jorge”.
In 2010 the project Candeias’ House was part of the Portuguese official representation, “no place like - 4 houses 4 films”, at the 12th international architecture exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia “people meet in architecture”.