Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira
Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira was born in Matosinhos (near Porto) in 1933. He studied at the School of Architecture, University of Porto. He was a collaborator of Arch. Fernando Távora from 1955 to 1958. He taught at ESBAP and was appointed Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polythéchnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He set up his office in 1958. He is the architect of more than one hundred forty buildings and projects including Recuperation of House and Annex at Quinta da Póvoa (1985–1986) and the School of Architecture, Porto University (1994). He has received numerous prizes, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1992) and the Praemium Imperiale (1998).