João Luís Marques (Baden, 1981) obtained the degree in Architecture by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in March 2006, having presented as "prova final" the dissertation "In my Father's house there are many dwellings - reflections on the organization of the liturgical space, experiences of the 20th century". In November of 2017 he obtained the PhD in Architecture - Theory, Project, History at FAUP, defending the thesis "The church in the city, service and welcome, Portuguese architecture 1950-1975" prepared under the supervision of Prof. Marta Oliveira.
Under the Erasmus program, he studied in the 2003/2004 school year at the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, and the following year he completed the curricular traineeship at Carlos Ferrater's office in Barcelona. In his later professional activity, in Porto, he collaborated with architects Camilo Cortesão, Serôdio Furtado and Correia Ragazzi.
In 2010 he joined the FAUP doctoral program, profile of Theory, Project and History, focusing his attention on religious architecture, church and city, coming to participate and promoting meetings on this themes.
Between 2013 and 2015 he was Invited Assistant of FCUL for the curricular unit of History of Portuguese Architecture of the Masters’ in Architecture at FAUP. He directed the realization of practical work with impact on the study of “Casa Nobre”. Working since 2012 in the organization and cataloging of the Archives of Agostinho Ricca (Porto), he became member of the Organizing Committee of the Commemorations of the centenary of the birth of this distinguished architect from Porto. He eventually supervised two MSc dissertations on this author's work.
Researcher of the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism of FAUP since 2013, he also collaborates (since 2015) in research projects carried on by Center for Studies on Religious History of the Catholic University.
Member of the international "observatorio de arquitectura religiosa contemporánea"