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Teresa Cunha Ferreira holds a degree in Architecture at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP), an European PhD at the Polytechnic of Milan (co-supervision with FAUP, 2009) and has developed post-doctoral research at FAUP (2010-2015). She has professional experience in the Direcção Regional de Edifícios e Monumentos do Norte (ex DGEMN) and in the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e il Paesaggio di Milano, among other consultancy, collaborations and works (2003-present). Since 2007, she has been teaching theories, history, design, and architectural and urban heritage related subjects in the Polytechnic of Milan (2007-2008), Escola de Arquitectura da Universidade do Minho (2009-2017) and FAUP (since 2012-present). Since 2009, she joined the Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo (CEAU-FAUP), Group PACT, since 2015 Assistant Researcher and form 2021, as Principal Investigator, with coordination of funded projects at a national and international level. Since 2019, she is the Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair Heritage, Cities and Landscapes. Sustainable Management, Conservation, Planning and Design. She is also member of several scientific and professional organizations, such as ICOMOS-Portugal (Board since 2011, Expert Member of ISC20C and CIF Scientific Committee), DOCOMOMO, APRUPP, SPEHC, EAAE Conservation Network, among others.

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Rui Fernandes Póvoas 
Full Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), he has been a faculty member of FAUP since 1986. Between 1978 and 1986 he was a lecturer in the 2nd Section (Architecture) of the Porto School of Fine Arts. His teaching activity also extended to other Institutions of Public Higher Education, through occasional collaborations, mainly within post-graduate courses. At present, and among other management positions, he is director of the advanced studies course on Architectural Heritage (3rd study cycle). Currently, research interests lie mainly in the area of Conservation and Rehabilitation of 19th and 20th century buildings - aiming at establishing intervention methodologies for their rehabilitation -, as well as in themes that fall within the domain of the History of Construction.
In this context, he has been responsible for the scientific supervision of MSc dissertations, PhD theses and post-doctoral studies. Invited speaker in several scientific events and member of different organizations and scientific committees, namely, ICOMOS - Portugal (member of the National Advisory Board), ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage (ICOMOS ISC-SBH) and DOCOMOMO - International Specialist Committee on Technology (ISC/T), among others.

Carlos E. Barroso
 is Architect by U. Porto, Master in Sustainable Construction and Rehabilitation (2012), and Doctor in Civil Engineering (2018), both by U. Minho. In his early research career at the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE, 2013 to 2019), Carlos contributed to surveys and experimental tasks focused on heritage conservation and materials characterization, and he designed and implemented a research project focused on the Vernacular Corbelled Domes of NW Portugal. From 2016 to 2017, Carlos performed research on vernacular rubble schist masonry, and developed an innovative experimental procedure to study its structural behaviour and conservation issues. Since 2019, Carlos is affiliated with the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU), where he develops research on heritage conservation and management topics. Since June 2020, he is leading a research project about the Wolf Traps Heritage of Peneda Gerês National Park. Carlos is author of 16 peer-review articles, participated in several international conferences, and complements his research with industry knowledge.

Clara Pimenta do Vale. Architect by University of Porto (FAUP 1991), specialized in building physics and Portuguese 20th-century construction history. She holds a MSc in Building Construction by Faculty of Engineering (FEUP 1999) and a PhD in Architecture (FAUP 2012). Currently she is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, researcher at CEAU (Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism) and vice-director of CEFA (Faculty of Architecture Center of Studies). Participates, as a member, in the ongoing financed research projects "CemRestore - Mortars for the conservation of buildings from the beginning of the 20th century - Compatibility and Sustainability", "SIAP - Artificial Intelligence System for the detection and warning of risks on the Heritage", "Preservation of Cape Verde's Traditional Built Heritage - Traditional Stone Masonry Construction Techniques" and “Siza ATLAS: filling the gaps for World Heritage”. Supervisor of 3 on-going Ph.D. thesis and one postdoc, and more than fitty master’s dissertations in Architecture. She is the co-author of four books and the author or co-author of more than sixty other publications. Research focus: 20th Century Construction History; Legislation; Vernacular Architecture; Earthen Architecture; Sustainability; The social role of architecture; Emerging technologies applied to architecture and construction (photogrammetry, thermography); Rehabilitation and reuse.

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Daniela Pereira Alves Ribeiro
 (1986) is an architect (FAUP, 2010) with a specialization in Architectural Heritage (Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage, FAUP, 2013). She begins his professional career in public administration where she participates in the execution of territorial strategic programs. She is a PhD programme in Architecture -Architectural Heritage option- candidate, having been a fellow of FCT. After participating in research projects focused on the landscape and urban form problematics, the prospective heritage and the enhancement of the landscape have been determining the direction of her research. She integrates the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU-FAUP) and research networks in cultural heritage, of which stands out the PHI Network (Ibero-American Historical+Cultural Heritage).

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Fernando Cerqueira Barros
 (Arcos de Valdevez, 1986). Master Degree in Architecture by FAUP with the Dissertation "Construção do Território e Arquitectura na Serra da Peneda" (2011) - Honorable Mention in the 1st Iberian Prize for Research in Traditional Architecture, and published in 2013. PhD Student in Architecture at FAUP, having a PhD scholarship by FCT, with a study focused on Cultural Landscape and Architectural Heritage in the region of the Biosphere Reserve Gerês / Xurés (between Galicia and Portugal). Attended the Advanced Studies Course in Architectural Heritage (FAUP, 2013), Cantabria Traditional Architecture Summer School (2019), Habitar o Campo en Galicia (2016), As Paisaxes Culturais na Montaña Galega (2017) and InovPed Heritage and Landscape. Management, Analysis, Project (FAUP/FLUP 2018). Author of several published works, articles, and communications; Scientific Consultant and Author of the text of the Documentary "Das Arquitecturas Tradicionais no Alto-Minho" (AO Norte). Member of the Conselho Pedagógico - FAUP (2018-2019) and of the Executive Committee of the Colóquio Internacional de Arquitectura Popular (Arcos de Valdevez, 2013). Member of the Co-Management Committee of the Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês, and the Horrea Group (that develops the process for the Classification of the Palaphytic Granaries as World Heritage); Researcher at the Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo, CEAU-FAUP (Grupo PACT - Património da Arquitectura, da Cidade e do Território). An architect based in Oporto, with a body of work focused on the study and rehabilitation of buildings.

José Aguiar
. Associated Professor with Aggregation at the University of Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), and Director of “Departamento de Projecto de Arquitectura”. Coordinator of Conservation and Architectonic Scientific Area (PhD and Masters). He was Researcher at LNEC (National Laboratory of Civil Engineer) during almost 20 years, working on Architectonic Conservation and Urban Rehabilitation, and member of several national and international research teams. Researcher, or coordinator, in international and national (FCT) researcher projects. Author of “Color and Historical City” (Porto: Edições FAUP, 2003), co-author of the Portuguese “Technical Guide on Dwelling Rehabilitation” (with J. Paiva, and A. Pinho. Lisboa: LNEC-INH, 2006), and translated to Portuguese Cesare Brandi Teoria del Restauro, and others works (with D. Rodrigues, N. Proença, C. Prats, Teoria do Restauro. Lisboa: Orion, 2006). Elected by colleagues Coordinator of Scientific Area and Director of Architecture Department, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa. Co-founder of Portuguese Society for Construction History Studies - SPEHC and since then President of the General Assembly.

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Laís Pettinati
 is Architect and Urbanist graduated by the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV, 2013); Master Degree in Project and Heritage by Graduate Program in Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – (PROARQ / FAU-UFRJ). PhD student in Architecture (PDA-FAUP) - Architectural Heritage (2018-present), with the research "Heritage and development in the contemporary city: contributions to the participatory management of the Historic Urban Landscape of Vale de Massarelos", funded by FTC (2021), supervised by Teresa Cunha Ferreira and co-supervised by Teresa Portela Marques and Natália Azevedo. Since 2020, Laís has been a researcher at CEAU-FAUP, with her doctoral research being part of the Architecture, City and Territory Heritage   Group (PACT). On the subject of architectural heritage, she inventoried properties for preservation; reported on the state of conservation; executed restorations; and managed restoration sites.

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Ligia Nunes
 is graduated in Architecture by FAUTL - Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal and holds a PhD in Heritage and Architectural Rehabilitation by the Construction Department of ETSA - Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, Coruña, España. Architecture teacher since 1997 in the areas of Project, Theory, History of Architecture and Cooperation for Development in Architecture is an assistant professor at ULP - Universidade Lusófona do Porto. Cooperates with ISCTE – IUL - Instituto Universitario de Lisboa in post-graduated courses in the field of cooperation. Its a member of CEAU - FAUP - Centro de Estudos em Arquitectura e Urbanismo da Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, in the PACT group - Patrimonio Arquitectura Cidade e Territorio in the field of Architecture, city and territory heritage. Founded ASF_Portugal - Arquitectos Sem Fronteiras Portugal that were funding members of "Architecture Sans Frontières International" and is the chair person of ASF – International.

Luciana Rocha
 (Santa Maria da Feira, 1983) is an architect and researcher at Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies (CEAU-FAUP). She has a degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP, 2007) and a PhD in architecture (FAUP, 2016) with the thesis “Intervention in the Modern: Recognition, characterization and safeguard of multifamily housing buildings” under the guidance of Professor Ana Tostões (IST/UL) and Professor Luís Soares Carneiro (FAUP/UP). In the scope of this research, she attended the Techniques et Sauvegarde de l’architecture modern (TSAM) laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Professor Franz Graf. At CEAU, she was part of the team of the FCT project “Mapping Public Housing: a critical review of the State-subsidized residential architecture in Portugal (1910- 1974)” [P2020-PTDC/CPC-HAT/1688/2014]. Currently, she develops research in architectural design and intervention on built heritage with particular reference to preservation measures and energy sustainability strategies. This research is based on the inhabitants’ experiences, which are nourished by a growing interest in the social sciences and cultural studies. She also teaches ‘Building Construction 2’ at FAUP.

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Maria Leonor Botelho
. PhD in History of Art. Is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (Department of Heritage Studies), where she is the President of the Scientific Commission of the Master in History of Art, Heritage and Visual Culture. She is an integrated researcher of CITCEM /FLUP - work group "Material and Immaterial Heritage". She integrates the scientific comittee of the Digital Museum of University of Porto as the heritage management expertise.
She develops research in the areas of architecture and historiography of the Romanesque period, of the DGEMN's interventions in Romanesque architecture in Portugal. Her field of work and research has grown within the scope of heritage management, digital heritage and world heritage. She teaches curricular units within the themes of Heritage Management and Urban History in the 1st and 2nd cycles, guiding research projects (master and doctoral) in the same areas.

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Mariana Correia
is the Director of DAMG - Gallaecia Department of Architecture and Multimedia, at UPT - Portucalense University. She lectures “Theory and History of Conservation and Restoration”, and Coordinates the Master’s Dissertations at the Architecture degree. She was Project-Leader of the European Research Projects 3DPAST & VerSus; and the FCT research project Seismic-V. She is an ICOMOS World Heritage Advisor, and did several World Heritage Reactive Monitoring, Technical Evaluation, Advisory and Upstream missions in Africa, Europe, Middle-East and Asia. She has been a World Heritage instructor in courses for UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM, IUCN, AWHF, and ARC-WH. She did several technical and scientific reviews for ICOMOS, WH International Assistance Fund, World Monument Watch, FNRS-Belgium, CONACYT-Mexico, SNSF-Swiss. She is an ICOMOS-ISCEAH Board member, ICOMOS-CIAV expert, and was invited to join the ICOMOS-Climate Change & Heritage Working Group Task Force. She was President of ICOMOS-ISCEAH, PROTERRA coordinator, and was elected ICOMOS-Portugal Advisory Council President. She integrates the Board/Founding Council of three Foundations (FCO, FAFB e FBAC) and is the author of 2 books; 9 World Heritage mission reports; co-editor of 22 books; wrote more than 150 book chapters & papers; gave classes, conferences & keynote openings in English, French, Spanish & Portuguese, in more than 35 countries.

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Nuno Valentim Lopes
(Porto 1971) Degree and PhD in Architecture, FAUP, MSc in Architectural Rehabilitation, FEUP. Starts independent professional practice in 1994 - professor at FAUP since 2005. Among other works, he is the author of the rehabilitation project of the Gallery of Biodiversity (Porto Botanical Garden), the extension of the Lycée Français of Porto and of the Rehabilitation of Bolhão Market - Porto central market. 2017/19: member of the technical-scientific board "Reabilitar como Regra" - Applied Research Project, Resolution of the Portuguese Council of Ministers working on adequacy of regulations to building rehabilitation. Since 2019: member of the “BIOPOLIS - Teaming to Upgrade to Excellence in Environmental Biology, Ecosystem Research and AgroBiodiversity”, collaborating in the disciplinary crossing between biology, landscape, architecture and heritage. Select prizes: 2019 International Architectural Award (Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies) - Porto Botanical Garden: Biodiversity Gallery, Koeep Greenhouses and Casa Salabert; 2017 IHRU/Nuno Teotónio Pereira National Prize and 2018 National Urban Rehabilitation Prize – Rehabilitation of the “Albergues Nocturnos do Porto”;
2015 National Urban Rehabilitation Prize - Rehabilitation of "Casa Salabert", e-learning café of the University of Porto; 2014 João de Almada Prize - Rehabilitation of a building by Arch. José Marques da Silva (1928); co-author with Francisco Barata and José Luis Gomes (CEFA-UP); 2013 Iberian Prize Palmarés Architecture Technal - rehabilitation category (Dehonian Centre, Rehabilitation and extension of a building from 1936 in Porto); Finalist of the 2011 Iberian ENOR Prize (Reception Pavilion at the French School of Porto), of the 2009 FAD Prize (S. Cirilo Community Centre – Immigration Support Centre and Office Building, Porto) and of the 2007 ENOR Prize (Chapel at CREU-IL, Porto).

Paula Castro (Monção, 1960). Civil Engineering degree, 1983, FEUP; Master (M.Sc.) in Structural Engineering, 1988, FEUP; Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 1999, FEUP. Since 1999, Assistant Professor at FAUP. 1984-1987: Assistant at Porto School of Fine Arts; 1987-1999: Assistant at FAUP. The research activity developed was integrated, in an initial phase, in the development of computer codes for Structural Design and, subsequently, in the development of models for the non-linear analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Presently, the research interests are focused in the area of Building Rehabilitation and Structural Systems, by questioning the relationship and interdependence between the Structure and the Architectural Form of buildings. As a Civil Engineer, she developed a consulting activity in the area of Structural Design, trying to keep updated the connection between the curricular units of Structural Systems and Building Rehabilitation, which she has been teaching at FAUP, and the practice of Structural Design.

Paulo Lourenço
. Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, and Head of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, with 250 researchers. Specialist in structural conservation and forensic engineering, with work on 100+ monuments including 17 UNESCO World Heritage. Leader of the revision of the European masonry code (EN 1996-1-1). Coordinator of the International Master on Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, with alumni from 70+ countries and European Heritage / Europa Nostra Award (most prestigious in Europe). Editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage. Awarded an Advanced European Research Council Grant of 3.0 M¤ to develop an integrated seismic assessment approach for heritage buildings. Coordinator of an Innovative Training Network on sustainable building lime applications via circular economy and biomimetic approaches with 15 PhD students across Europe.

Pedro Freitas
. Architect and Urban Planner, graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo, with an academic exchange at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto. He holds a PhD in Architecture, Technology and City from the University of Campinas, with a visiting period at the Polytechnic of Turin. He also holds a Master degree from the same institution and program and has received an honorable mention in the Dissertation category of the 2014 ANPARQ Awards. He is currently an Associate Professor, level 1, in the area of Theory and History of Architecture and Urbanism (Subjects of Theory and Practice of Intervention in Cultural Heritage) of the undergraduate course in Architecture and Urbanism and a collaborator of the Graduate Program in Archeology at the Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Campus of Laranjeiras, Sergipe, Brazil. He is also a UFS representative in the PHI Brazil Network, a full member of ICOMOS Brazil Documentation Scientific Committee and an associated member of DOCOMOMO Brazil and ANPARQ.

R. Bruno Matos
 (Trofa, 1978). Architect, (FAAUL, 2003). Master in Intervention Methodologies in Architectural Heritage, (FAUP, 2012). Collaborates as a researcher in the PACT-CEAU-FAUP group since 2012. Attends the Doctoral Program in Architecture in the profile “Architectural Heritage”, (FAUP, 2012). He is the author of the book and curator of the traveling exhibition “Waterproof Heritage...”, promoted by the Cultural Heritage Office of CM of Vila Nova de Famalicão. He coordinated the realization of the I Iberian Molinology Journeys, co-organized by C. M. de Lousada and CEAU-FAUP. He is the author of several articles in the field of Molinology, frequently participates in National and International congresses, as well as in awareness-raising initiatives on Molinological Heritage in collaboration with City Councils and Associations. He develops a project to rehabilitate the Molinological Heritage. He is an associate member of TIMS-The International Molinological Society, ACEM-Asociación para la Conservación y Estudio de los Molinos and RPM-Rede Portuguesa de Molinologia. 


Ricardo Rodrigues
. Arquitecto, coordenador da candidatura do Centro Histórico de Guimarães e Zona de Couros a Património Mundial da Unesco (em curso). Coordenador e redator do Plano de Gestão para o Centro Histórico de Guimarães, Património Cultural da Humanidade. Desde 2001 exerce atividade profissional, especialmente como arquitecto municipal, nas áreas de gestão urbanística, planeamento urbano, recuperação de edifícios e de espaços públicos, coordenando as respectivas obras. De 2001 a 2009 foi membro da equipa que coordenou o Centro Histórico de Guimarães e zona tampão (buffer zone), em todos os aspectos que se relacionam com a transformação do edificado, do espaço público bem como nos aspectos funcionais (sociais, culturais, económicos). De 2009 a 2012, foi o responsável técnico e dirigente da divisão municipal MAPa2012 cuja missão foi a de alargar a operação de recuperação urbanística/social/cultural do centro histórico (120 hectares) a todo o território municipal (24.100 hectares). Uma parte do trabalho desenvolvido pela equipa pode ser consultado em: mapa2012.tumblr.com. Entre 2013 e 2016 regressa ao trabalho no centro histórico e à gestão de uma parte significativa da área Património Mundial, desenvolvendo trabalhos inovadores como o Master Plan CampUrbis, que orientou, do ponto de vista urbanístico, a transformação da Zona de Couros, entretanto candidata ao Património Mundial. 

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Soraya Genin
 is graduated in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon (1990), has a Master degree in Science in Architecture, Specialization Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings (1995) and a Ph.D. in Engineering (2014) by the Faculty of Engineering at the KU Leuven. Assistant Professor and Vice-Director of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute. President of the ICOMOS-Portugal, since 2018. She teaches Architectural Technology and Architectural Conservation since 2002. She authored several publications and communications, in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and History of Construction, her main areas of research. Principal Investigator of the projects SIzaATLAS and F-ATLAS, that she coordinates at ISTAR-IUL and DINÂMIA'CET-IUL. Winner of several limited competitions for architectural projects developed in her studio (1999-2014). Best Communication of the 3rd International Meeting on Mediterranean Architectural Heritage. Award “TEKTÓNICA Promotor Academia” to the course “Practices in Architecture”, which she coordinates since 2012. 

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Teresa Portela Marques
. Degree and PhD in Landscape Architecture from the High Institute of Agronomy, University of Lisbon, and a MPhil from the University of Sheffield, UK. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and researcher at the Research Centre for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO/INBIO-UP). The main focus of activity are the studies on the field of history and critique of designed landscapes, especially those from the 19th century and early 20th century, as well as projects and various works in the field of conservation and restoration of landscapes of historic and cultural value. Author of several publications on these subjects. The contemporary project of public space, as promoter of well-balanced visual, ecological and social landscapes, constitutes another central area of interest and study.


Xavier Romão
Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. I am also He is Vice President of the International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a member of the Board of Administration of the Portuguese Society for Earthquake Engineering, a member of the Portuguese Subcommittee for the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and a member of the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network. He has field experience in disaster risk management for cultural heritage and I have been also a lecturer in several courses addressing risk prevention for World Heritage Sites in several countries. One of his research interests deals with multi-hazard risk management of cultural heritage and historic constructions, namely regarding the development of risk and safety assessment methodologies addressing their specificities.

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