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Founded in Porto and exploring the complementarity of its members, depA collective is a space for architectural creation and discussion, in terms of architectural projects and their interdisciplinary variables. depA has developed a wide array of highly demanding and different architectural projects, both public and private, including the following: the Liquid Pavilion, winner of FAD awards 2018 for ephemeral projects category. Casa do Rosário, in Porto: winner of Concreta under 40, finalist in the 2017 National Architecture Prize in Madeira and the International Architecture Award BIGMAT 2017, and selected for the ENOR awards. House of Culture, in Pinhel: a finalist in the FAD 2015 Awards, also won an award as the Best Museography Work, an Honourable Mention for the Best Portuguese Museum from APOM and was selected by the Portuguese Architects Association for the collection, Habitar Portugal 12-14; Housing Block in Avenal, in Condeixa-a-Nova: won an Honourable Mention in the Tijolo de Face à Vista award, by Vale da Gândara, 2013.
In addition to public and private commissions, the studio has developed intense research of architectural projects through participation in numerous international competitions. In this context, it won first prize for the design of the future Santiago Ydáñez Museum of Contemporary Art (2010) in Jaén, Spain, and second prize in the public competition for the rehabilitation of Quinta de Baixo estate (2014), launched by Águas do Porto EM, in Porto and the first prize for the design of the Pedestrian Paths linking the riverside with the uptown in Porto. 

Aside its prolific engagement through its architectural projects, depA has cumulatively tried to approximate to another kind of projects, of bigger artistic orientation – which defy the usual practices of architecture and have the potential of making depA to rethink its own techniques and approaches. Hence, depA has made, executed, assembled, coordinated and managed all of the technical specialities of ´Manual Spirit’, by the artist Dayana Lucas; ‘a Transparent Leaf instead of the Mouth’, by Daniel Steegamn and, finally, ‘Dois Pesos e Duas Medidas’, by Lays Myrrah. Yet in 2019 depA also had a participation with the piece ‘Sulco’, for Desencaminharte 2019 program. This new field of work, testified mainly by Serralves Foundation, substantiates an express will on the architectural refreshing, and its expansion to a wider “transdisciplinarity”.



Team

Ângela Meireles
Master degree in Architecture, from FAUP (Oporto University), 2016, with an erasmus scholarship given for an exchange year with AA Mendrisio, in Switzerland. In 2015, completed an academic internship on SAM Architekten AG studio, in Zurique. 
a.meireles@depa.pt





Carlos Azevedo
depA’s co-founder architect, in 2009. Holds a master degree from DARQ (University of Coimbra), 2009. Had an exchange year under Erasmus program on Delft Technical University in Netherlands. Between 2007 and 2012 has worked with José Gigante Arquitecto atelier, developing various projects in Portugal and abroad, in partnership or co-authorship. From 2012 to 2014, worked for MVCC Arquitectos and BalmondStudio atelier, in London.
c.azevedo@depa.pt





Filipa Magalhães
Holds a master degree in political science from ISCTE-IUL, 2013, besides a bachelor degree in Journalism by Coimbra University. Holds a formal diploma in European Studies, given by the European Parliament Cabinet in Portugal (2013). In 2012 completed an internship with Observatório Político and in 2013 made an academic internship with CIES-IUL. Currently is taking a master degree in Psychology, from Porto University.
f .magalhaes@depa.pt





Francisco Pinto
Master degree in Architecture, from FAUP (2015), with an scholarship to study at the ENSA-PB, Paris Belleville. Completed an academic internship in La Galerie d’Archtecture, in Paris, 2013. In the same year was set-up and production assistent for the Lisbon Architecture Triennial. Between 2014 and 2016, worked for Garcia & Albuquerque Arquitectos (Oporto) and from 2016 with the architect José Almeida. Until 2018 worked, as well, for João Paulo Loureiro office. 
f.pinto@depa.pt





João Crisóstomo
depA’s co-founder architect, in 2009. Holds a master degree from DARQ, 2009. Had an exchange year under Erasmus program at Delft Technical University in Netherlands. Director of NU Magazine in 2007/2008. Until 2012 worked for Pedra Líquida atelier, developing project in partnership or co-authorship, with special focus on rehabilitation projects. Until 2014, worked for MVCC Arquitectos and BalmondStudio atelier. Is a guest teacher on Coimbra University for the school year of 2018/2019.
j.crisostomo@depa.pt





Luís Sobral
depA’s co-founder architect, in 2009. Holds a master degree by DARQ (University of Coimbra), 2009. Had an exchange year under Erasmus program on École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, on Switzerland. In 2007 worked in José Gigante Arquitecto atelier and, between 2008 and 2015 worked for Pedra Líquida atelier, developing projects in partnership or co-authorship, with special focus on rehabilitation projects. Is a guest teacher on Coimbra University for the school year of 2018/2019.
l.sobral@depa.pt





Margarida Leitão
Holds a master degree from DARQ (University of Coimbra) and made an exchange year through erasmus program in NTNU, Norway. Has a degree in advanced studies in Architectonic Heritage, from FAUP (Oporto University). Between 2010 and 2014 worked with Joaquim Portela Arquitectos atelier, Clínica de Arquitectura and António Portugal e Manuel Reis Arquitectos e Associados office.
m.leitao@depa.pt





Mariana Silva
Holds a master degree from FAUP (Porto Univeristy), 2016, and took a scholarship erasmus year on ETSAB in Barcelona, Spain. From 2014 to 2015 worked with Fala Atelier. In 2017 worked with Sevil Peach studio and in 2018 with Studio Toggle.
m.silva@depa.pt






Pedro Miranda
Has a master degree from DARQ, University of Coimbra and received an erasmus scholarship to study at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, in Chile. In 2018 worked with Jorge Teixeira Dias atelier.
p.miranda@depa.pt





Sofia Maia
Holds a master degree in Architecture from FAUP (Porto University), 2017. Received an erasmus scholarship to study at the UKD, Berlin. In 2016 worked with Thomas Fischnaller and in 2018 with Nieto Sobejano architects, in Berlin. 
s.maia@depa.pt