cvdbarquitectos
FG+SG and Diogo Burnay
cvdbarquitectos

cvdbarquitectos

Architects from Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa, Armazém A, Nº 17, Cais do Sodré, lisboa, Portugal
The Architecture practice CVDB ARQUITECTOS was founded by Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay in 1999. The studio projects have been developed since 2009, in association with Tiago Filipe Santos. The studio work ranges from urban design projects to new buildings, from rehabilitation of old buildings to interior architecture or ephemeral structures.
The studio is committed to develop a professional practice associated to architectural research, understanding each project as an open and participated field to all involved in the design process, exploring current design practices and building design methods that position architecture as part of a larger physical and cultural landscape and considering both the collective and individual's experience and perception of public spaces.
The studio’s works range from urban design projects to new buildings, from rehabilitation of old buildings to interior architecture or ephemeral structures.
The practice has had several national and international design awards. Their work has been exhibited in Europe, South America, in the USA and Canada and has been published in Europe, Asia, South America and in the USA.

Cristina Veríssimo worked with João Luis Carrilho da Graça in Lisbon and with Zaha Hadid in London. She has an Arch Dip from the Faculdade de Arquitectura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a Masters in Architecture from the GSD, Harvard University. She taught Design Studios at the Faculdade de Arquitectura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa from 2000 to 2012. She is a Design Studio instructor at the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Diogo Burnay is the director of Dalhousie School of Architecture, in Halifax - Canada, since January 2012. He has an Arch Dip from the Faculdade de Arquitectura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a Masters in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He taught at the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong, at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of the University of Minnesota, at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington and at the Faculdade de Arquitectura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
They both have been invited as juries in several Schools in Europe and in the USA and in Canada and they have been invited to lecture in Europe, South America, USA and Canada.

Tiago Filipe Santos has been developing projects as an associate since 2009. He has an Arch Dip from the Faculdade de Arquitectura of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa where he received the Prize Comendador Joaquim Matias for Best Architectural Project in the closing year. He has a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Construction from Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. He has received several competition prizes and his projects have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.