Pedro de Azambuja Varela, while interested in mathematics and built form, graduates in Architecture at FAUP in 2006 with the thesis "Spaces with elliptic plan in religious architecture: the case of the church of Clérigos in Porto". After working in Vienna and New York, he studies at the first edition of the doctoral program PDA of FAUP in 2008 researching knowledge in the area of architecture design and computation. He publishes in Nexus in 2010; he also takes part in an investigation proposal led by Dr. José Pedro Sousa and takes part in the FCT Investigation Project “Tecnologia Robótica para um Projecto e Construção Não- Standard em Arquitectura” (PTDC/ATP-AQI/5124/2012). Following various works developed in the area of algorithmic design, he enrolls in 2012 in the first edition of CEAAD (Advanced Studies Course in Digital Architecture) organized by FAUP and ISCTE-IUL. During this year, he published papers in Future Traditions 2013 and in Geometrias ’13, and is an invited speaker at Arquibio 2013.
Professionally, Pedro de Azambuja Varela has been directing the company AZVAvisuals where his knowledge in graphic and web design, programming, image manipulation and advanced 3D modelling and rendering have proven successfull. Selected architecture projects are also a keen interest, developed with the latest technologies regarding BIM modelling which produces fine drawings, models and calculation; this interest has led to teaching on the subject.