João Paciência


João Paciência

João Paciência Architect

Architecture graduate of Escola Superior de Belas Artes, Lisbon, 1970.
He taught drawing at the Architecture Faculty of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1982-1993) and in the Architecture Department of Universidade Lusíada (1986-1990).

Since 1982 he has had his own studio, working in various areas of architecture and urban planning.

He took part in various public architecture tenders some of which were awarded first place, and a number of which have been built.

He has produced projects for countries such as Algeria and Angola.

Throughout his career he has been awarded two Valmor prizes in Lisbon (apartment buildings in Telheiras and Atrium Saldanha), an honourable mention in the Valmor Prize (the N.T. Pereira, N. Portas studio), the City of Almada Municipal Prize.

On 14 February 2006 H.E. Jorge Sampaio, President of the Republic, awarded him the Order of Saint James of the Sword.


  • Real Estate SIL Awards

    Career Prize Architect SIL 2013
  • Presidency of the Republic

    Commander of the Ordem de Santiago de Espada for Merit in Arts Prize
  • City of Almada 2006

    Municipal Architecture Prize City of Almada 2006
  • Valmor Prize 2001

    Premium Valmor and Municipal Architecture 2001 attributed to the Building Atrium Saldanha, Lisbon
  • Valmor Prize 1994

    Premium Valmor and Municipal Architecture 1994 attributed to Habiparque Buildings in Telheiras. Lisbon
  • Valmor 1988 Award - Honorable Mention

    Honorable Mention in the Valmor and Municipal Architecture Prize 1988 awarded to Edificios do Alto do Restelo, Lisbon
Espaços&Casas nº 113 Arq. João Paciência


Our work in print

João Paciência - Since 1970

João Paciência - Since 1970 UZIna books

A book which marks forty years of intense activity of architect João Paciência, born in Mora and formed in 1970 by ESBAL.

In this monograph the introductory text of Michel Toussaint, critic and architectural historian, reflects on the influences in the work of this author, in which brings some important moments as his passage through the Rua da Alegria atelier at the beginning of the 1970s and his meeting with Ricardo Bofill in the late 1990s.

Guest authors :
Michel Toussaint, Nuno Portas, Rui Barreiros Duarte, Mário Chicó


João Paciência in the news

  • SIL 2013

    Real Estate SIL Awards
    Architect Career Award SIL 2013

  • Vies de Villes

    The grand architecture projects: Project of the architectural firm JOÃO PACIÊNCIA.


    Atlântico Estoril Residence Brochure

  • Diário da República

    João Paciência was awarded with the degree of Comendador by the Presidency of the Republic