Pedro Ressano Garcia is a Senior Architect. Born in 1967, he lived and worked in various port cities - Rio de Janeiro, Oporto, Barcelona, San Francisco and Lisbon. It is at Berkeley, that he starts working as a teaching assistant at design studio and finds his elected school: anti-system and with a strong humanist character. Studies and works with world references such as Daniel Libeskind and Thom Mayne. In 1998, Pancho Guedes (team 10 member) takes him to the Lusofona University, Lisbon, as his assistant. Later becomes his doctoral advisor together with Hugo Hinsley, at the Architectural Association - AA in London, on the subject of waterfronts. That same year, Garcia establishes his own office in Lisbon. Currently, sharing his time between projects of architecture and urban design and the development of studies and ideas. He has been researching into the transformation of port cities and waterfront regeneration and published the book “Plataforma Tejo - Lisbon's waterfront and the 21st Century”. In his office in Lisbon, theory and practice are combined in projects of architecture, urban design and participation in international competitions. He has published widely in books, magazines, international conferences, he is a visiting teacher at International Workshops and is currently the coordinator of European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design. Awarded grants by Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia and by Serra Henriques the Pancho Guedes Architecture Award.
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