Open call for New Architects: Portugal_UK

Who is eligible to take part?

All practices must have been founded after January 2000, be professionally certified, and cannot have featured in Architecture Foundation public programme in the past two years. 

The New Architects: Portugal_UK exchange will take its cue from the theme of this year’s Lisbon Architecture Triennale: ‘Let’s Talk About Houses’, and as such, it is expected that the architects selected for this  particular exchange will have demonstrable interest and experience in working with the design of and/or research about houses, whether private or public, single or multiple unit.

How to submit?

1.If you are a UK-based practice interested in taking part in this international programme, please submit the following material in English, via email to: by midnight on 20 September 2010 (extended application date). 

2.In advance of submission, questions may also be directed to that address, but must be sent by midday Thursday 16 September in order to receive a reply.

3.Portuguese practices must submit to the Ordem dos Arquitectos directly

4.All material must be submitted digitally. 

5.Questions can only be answered via email—please do not call.

Required material for submission

a) A PDF practice profile (up to 750 words) including the age of the practice, names of all principals, and relevant professional qualifications.

b) A PDF portfolio (no more than 10 A3 pages) of text and images, that presents five projects (including installations and exhibitions) by your practice.

c) Responses to the following questions (c. 750 words in total):

1. What are the main influences and inspirations for your practice? 

2. What are the most important issues currently facing the UK that architects should be addressing?

3. Which architects from Portugal do you find most interesting?

4. What would you hope to gain from an exchange programme with architects in Portugal? 

5. How does the work of your practice respond to the Lisbon Architecture Triennale theme ‘Let’s Talk About Houses’?

Programme partners

The Architecture Foundation |

Ordem dos Arquitectos |

British Council |




In partnership with

Ordem dos Arquitectos 

British Council