“It’s not wrong to say there’s informality in this practice’s approach to architecture. It comes from refuting currents, schools or movements. [Believing] acritical formal or conceptual dogmas limit the range of possibilities of a project, what matters [to this studio] isn’t the ‘style’ but the relationship between what is built and how it is lived. This refusal isn’t gratuitous: Tiago do Vale’s work is based on deeply critical, precise and genuine responses to each circumstance, based on the appropriation and continuity of built culture. That’s where the strong cohesion of this diverse work comes from.”
Firm of the Year Award Jury, Architecture MasterPrize
2021 International Design Awards, Third Prize
2020 DNA Paris Design Awards, First Prize
2019 National Wood Architecture Award, Finalist
2019 Architecture Masterprize, Small Firm of the Year
2019 Baku International Architecture Award, First Prize and Honorable Mention
2019 Muse Design Awards, Platinum Award and Double Gold Award
2018 Architecture MasterPrize, Honorable Mention
2018 Blueprint Awards, First Prize
2018 International Architecture Awards, Third Prize
2018 Global Architecture & Design Awards, Honorable Mention
2018 Architizer A+Awards, Double First Prize
2018 International Design Awards, Third Prize
2017 Construir Awards, Finalist
2017 American Architecture Prize, First Prize
2017 COAG Architecture Awards, Finalist
2016 American Architecture Prize, Third Prize
2015 Architizer A+ Awards, First Prize
2015 National Wood Architecture Award, Selected
2014 Institute of Housing and Urban Renewal Award, First Honorable Mention
2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, First Prize
TIAGO DO VALE
Architect by the University of Coimbra, was Senator and Member of the Assembly of the University.
Doctoral candidate and Postgraduate on Advanced Studies in Architectural Heritage by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Editor of Design Media Publishing’s “Urban Complex” book, and its Chinese edition by Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House “城市综合体”.
Published throughout the world, Tiago do Vale has given lectures and signed articles on architecture, urban planning and rehabilitation in several publications.
His work has been exhibited both in Portugal and abroad.
Juror for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the DAS Awards (Moldavia).
Juror (on behalf of the Portuguese Architects Board) for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the João de Almada Award (Portugal).
Juror for the Architecture MasterPrize since 2020 (United States of America).
Juror for the Muse Design Awards since 2020 (United States of America).
Juror for the Muse Hotel Awards since 2020 (United States of America).
Curator of the “Urban Dialogues, International Architecture Congress” in 2014 (Portugal).
Curator of the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of the “Mesturas, International Architecture Encounters Galicia-Portugal” (Spain and Portugal).
Columnist at the RUA Magazine.
Architect by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho. Studied at the Architecture Department of the Università Degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy.
Collaborated with the Anarq architecture and consulting studio in Lisbon and was a Delta Culture volunteer at Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
Architect by the Artistic Superior School of Porto.
Autodidact enthusiast in the field of architectural tridimensional modeling and visualization.
Architect by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho.
Interested in the study of vernacular constructive techniques and in the traditional ways of life.
Landscape Architect by the Sciences Faculty of the Porto University.
Worked with Bellmunt Architectes in Barcelona and the Nembo Oficina office. Founder of the Habitat Arquitectura Paisagista practice.