Manuel Aires Mateus: Recent Projects

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Manuel Aires Mateus (left) before his lecture in Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. To his left are Visiting Critic Rodolfo Dias and his wife Gesa Buttner. William Staffeld / AAP
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Manuel Aires Mateus during his lecture in Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
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Aires Mateus lecturing. Mateus is the Baird Visiting Critic for the fall 2018 semester. William Staffeld / AAP
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Manuel Aires Mateus sharing his experiences with students in the option studio titled To Inhabit in the L. P. Kwee Studios. William Staffeld / AAP
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Manuel Aires Mateus reviews student projects in the To Inhabit option studio. William Staffeld / AAP
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Manuel Aires Mateus sharing his experiences with students. William Staffeld / AAP
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Aires Mateus responding to questions during his studio visit. William Staffeld / AAP
Manuel Aires Mateus (left) before his lecture in Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. To his left are Visiting Critic Rodolfo Dias and his wife Gesa Buttner. William Staffeld / AAP Manuel Aires Mateus during his lecture in Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Aires Mateus lecturing. Mateus is the Baird Visiting Critic for the fall 2018 semester. William Staffeld / AAP Manuel Aires Mateus sharing his experiences with students in the option studio titled To Inhabit in the L. P. Kwee Studios. William Staffeld / AAP Manuel Aires Mateus reviews student projects in the To Inhabit option studio. William Staffeld / AAP Manuel Aires Mateus sharing his experiences with students. William Staffeld / AAP Aires Mateus responding to questions during his studio visit. William Staffeld / AAP

Thomas J. Baird Visiting Critic Lecture

Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus was born in Lisbon in 1963 and graduated in 1986 from Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. He started collaborating with the architect Gonçalo Byrne in 1983 and began developing projects with his brother, Francisco, in 1988. Their architectural practice Aires Mateus was established independently by the two brothers and housed in Byrne's studio during the first years. The increasing scale of work led them to establish a larger and autonomous space to fulfill client demands. Since then, the scale and the number of projects have been prolific, resulting in several national and international awards. The visibility of their work has also led to numerous lecturer and instructor positions at several institutions, including Harvard GSD; the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Mendrisio, Switzerland; as well as several others in Portugal. The firm now spans two studios, both based in Lisbon, and extends to several partnerships with local studios for international work.

Related Links
Aires Mateus Website