Alvaro Siza

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Birthday
25, 1933
Birthplace
Portugal
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
Portugal

About

Received the Pritzker Prize in 1992 for a renovation project in Lisbon's Chiado area. He also designed the Boa Nova Tea House, the Faculty of Architecture, and the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Porto in 1955; however, his first project, four Matosinhos houses, was finished in 1954. He also founded a private practice in Porto in 1954.

Trivia

He was a visiting professor at various academic institutions, including the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Los Andes University of Bogota, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Family Life

He grew up in a large Roman Catholic family.

Associated With

He and architect Walter Gropius both taught at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.