Located at the southwest point of Europe, Portugal’s architecture is pluralistic, site-specific and thoughtful. Enjoying a coastline connected to the Atlantic and bordering Spain to the east, the country is filled with breathtaking landscapes and historical sites. Portugal’s heritage architecture reflects its complex colonial history, countless foreign invasions and various cultural encounters — all of which are reflected in today’s built environment. Walking the streets of Lisbon, one will encounter influences from Moorish, Roman and Goan cultures (to name a few), creating a colorful architecture characterized by a dovetail of ethnicities.
And while Portugal’s heritage architecture and well-preserved cities remain impressive, its modernist scene is also cause for excitement. Emerging from the Escola de Porto (now the School of Architecture at the University of Porto) were some of the most influential contributors to modernism. And no three designers epitomize Portuguese modernism quite than Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Think the playful design of the Paula Rego Museum, the spatially-attuned Piscinas de Marés. Portuguese modernism can be characterized by its geometric simplicity and environmental synergy.
And today’s architects continue to champion the ethos of the Escola de Porto through innovative volumetric forms which embrace minimalism. The aesthetic sensibilities expressed by Portuguese architects are extremely powerful yet very basic. Portuguese modernism is void of frivolous embellishments and unnecessary ornament, and perhaps that is why so many find themselves drawn to it.
With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Portugal based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.
How are these architecture firms ranked?
The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:
- The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2023)
- The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2023)
- The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2023)
- The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2023)
- The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2023)
Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Portugal architecture firms throughout the year.
Without further ado, here are the 25 best architecture firms in Portugal:
25. SAMF Arquitectos
SAMF Arquitectos was established in 1999 by Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira. The office has developed several projects throughout the country, ranging from housing, to schools, to churches. Due to an intense dialogue with the client, the site and the program, the projects develop personalized and unique characteristics, maintaining a constant care with materials and construction.
Some of SAMF Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
- House in Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
- Casa Conde, Avenida Pinhal Conde da Cunha, Amora, Portugal
- HDM House, Lisbon, Portugal
- Casa GA, Corroios, Portugal
- Quinta da Boavista, Mesão Frio, Portugal
The following statistics helped SAMF Arquitectos achieve 25th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
24. M2 SENOS
M2.senos is an atelier of architecture created by siblings Sofia Senos and Ricardo Senos in 2007. With the collaboration of a vast multidisciplinary team, formed by experts on different areas, M2.Senos develop studies and projects of architecture, interior architecture, urbanism, rehabilitation, design and investigation, through the use of innovative strategies, as a way of integrating various themes, conception, execution, management and communication of our projects, assuring the best accompaniment to all the necessary specialties required to the optimization of the whole project. M2.Senos assume as its principle the support to the practice of arts, based on a continuous reflection on its themes, sustained on the integration of knowledge of all arts.
Some of M2 SENOS’s most prominent projects include:
- VR Posto Comando, Vila Real, Portugal
- PM House, Aveiro, Portugal
- BLS HOUSE, Ilhavo, Portugal
- HVM House, Aveiro, Portugal
- Amélia’s House, Ilhavo, Portugal
The following statistics helped M2 SENOS achieve 24th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
Arkstudio is a multi disciplinary platform that combines architecture, interior design, styling and photography, the platform was founded in 2013 by Margarida Matias and we work in the fields of architecture, renovation, interior design, styling and photography.
Our motivation is to create cozy atmospheres, innovative solutions, and we place the user needs in the center of our proposals. The purpose of our research is to generate distinct ambiences that prioritize individual and collective well-being, combining an aesthetic with a functionality, and the legacy of Portuguese identity allied to the debugging of the Nordic language.
Some of Arkstudio’s most prominent projects include:
- Apartment In S. Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
- Casa Pequena, Lisbon, Portugal
- SISU, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal
- Prado Restaurant, Lisbon, Portugal
- Apartment in S. Marçal, Lisbon, Portugal
The following statistics helped Arkstudio achieve 23rd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
A2OFFICE is a multidisciplinary studio of architecture and design headquartered in Vila do Conde, Porto, Portugal and is formed by a team of professionals dedicated to the study and development of projects in this area.
Some of A2OFFICE’s most prominent projects include:
- Plataforma Zero
- 5-OC.STRIPES, Matosinhos, Portugal
- Apartment Remodeling VdC01, Vila do Conde, Portugal
- FG75 Studios, Porto District, Porto District, Portugal
- CR.IS Apartment – Renovation, Vila do Conde, Porto District, Portugal
The following statistics helped A2OFFICE achieve 22nd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
21. Carvalho Araújo
Based in Braga (Portugal) and São Paulo (Brazil), Carvalho Araújo’s studio is committed to the search and reflection of different approaches in the fields of architecture, product design and creative direction, trying to combine the design practice with a more strategic view. The projects and products Carvalho Araújo are characterized by elegance and a formal containment attitude, emphasizing the quality of design, proportions and materials. The design is no reason for exhibitionism, but rather a perfectly rational and simultaneously poetic act.
Both in architecture as in the design fields, rather than respond to a specific program or application, it is important for us to question the problems from a formal and strategic point of view, either in the markets but also (in the case of architectural projects) its scale, uses and interaction with the place.
Some of Carvalho Araújo’s most prominent projects include:
- Casa na Caniçada, Braga, Portugal
- De Lemos, Viseu, Portugal
- Gerês House, Gerês, Braga, Portugal
- Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
- GNRation, Braga, Portugal
The following statistics helped Carvalho Araújo achieve 21st place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
20. Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Bak Gordon Arquitectos (BGA) was established in 2002 by Ricardo Bak Gordon. The studio practice is best known for its residential houses, educational and public buildings. BGA projects are rooted in place, with strong sense and sensibility to the local features and contexts. Inherent of the fact that architecture is always a subjective equation, our approach is based on defining a strategy according to the typology, while at the same time being aware that each project has its own and unique answer.
Some of Bak Gordon Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
- Casa Azul, Grândola, Portugal
- Oliveira da Serra Olive Mill, Ferreira do Alentejo, Portugal
- 2 Houses in Santa Isabel, Lisbon, Portugal
- house in Quelfes, Tavira, Queluz, Portugal
- House in Costa do Castelo, Lisbon, Portugal
The following statistics helped Bak Gordon Arquitectos achieve 20th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
19. PAULO MARTINS ARQ&DESIGN
The mission of our company is to develop solutions framed on the excellence of the study and development of architecture and urbanism projects as well as product and interior design. Since the very early stages of conception, each project is carefully approached in what regards the construction location, the environmental context and requirements, as well as the expectations of the final costumers, allowing to propose high valued architectural services.
An important part of our mission takes place on an international context, allowing us to export as well as import novel architecture and design concepts and solutions. This allows us to offer an ever growing selection of proposals for the highest demanding customers. Our company is guided by a unique vision: propose spaces and objects that are aesthetically and formally stimulating and pleasant, always keeping in mind the requirements of the surrounding environment.
Some of PAULO MARTINS ARQ&DESIGN’s most prominent projects include:
- Pisco House, Agueda, Portugal
- SH HOUSE, Sever do Vouga, Portugal
- GR House, Sever do Vouga, Portugal
- AR VINHOS, Aveiro, Portugal
- Casa dos Oleiros, Castelo Branco, Portugal
The following statistics helped PAULO MARTINS ARQ&DESIGN achieve 19th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
18. Manuel Tojal Architects
Manuel Tojal Architects Studio is an architecture studio founded in 2014. We develop projects of different scales and orders, with programs such as housing, services and public space. We work in collaboration with a variety of professionals, including engineers, landscape architects and artists. We dedicate ourselves to architecture in an almost obsessive way, where the incessant search for alchemy transforms the profession into a way of living. From rehabilitation to construction from scratch, the work method seeks to achieve non-normative, creative and transformative results.
We are aware of the impact of the profession, on the planet, in the city, in the countryside and on people and therefore concepts such as sustainability, heritage and technology are fundamental to us. Our work translates into a great appreciation of the property and the management of the various expectations of the client. For us, it is essential to develop the more laboratory side of the studio, focusing on researching new construction techniques and materials, incorporating them into the studio’s design method.
Some of Manuel Tojal Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- House In Travessa Do Patrocínio, Lisbon, Portugal
- Chanca House, Mafra, Portugal
- House in Trafaria, Trafaria, Portugal
- Apartment in Lapa, Lisbon, Portugal
- Latino Coelho Apartments, Lisbon, Portugal
The following statistics helped Manuel Tojal Architects achieve 18th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
spaceworkers® is an architecture and design studio located in Paredes, Portugal, directed by architects Henrique Marques and Rui Dinis. The studio based its practice on the exploration and constant search of new paradigms of contemporary architecture in order to achieve a close relation between the form and emotions.
Some of spaceworkers’s most prominent projects include:
- Sambade House, Penafiel, Portugal
- Interpretation Centre of Romanesque, Lousada, Portugal
- BE House, Paredes, Portugal
- Centro de Informação da Rota do Românico, Paredes, Portugal
- Casa dos Combatentes, Porto, Portugal
The following statistics helped spaceworkers achieve 17th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
16. António Costa Lima Arquitectos
António Costa Lima Arquitectos is a multidisciplinary atelier, by multiplying its experience in various sectors. We always seek a response with maximum efficiency and quality in creativity and professionalism on the goal of full satisfaction of customers. Our services cover a variety of activities – from architecture, rehabilitation, urban planning and sustainable design.
Some of António Costa Lima Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
- Altinho, Lisbon, Portugal
- House in Estoril, Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal
- Casa em Caxias, Oeiras, Portugal
- Casa no Restelo, Lisboa, Portugal
- Apartment in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, Portugal
The following statistics helped António Costa Lima Arquitectos achieve 16th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
15. Guedes Cruz Architects
Guedes Cruz Arquitectos is a Lisbon-based office founded by José Guedes Cruz and dedicated to architecture and urbanism. With a very wide curriculum, its activity continues with a team of young architects dedicated to the creation of projects in the field of culture, housing, tourism, sports, well-being and health, etc., designed combining rationality, functionality and art.
Some of Guedes Cruz Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- Elderly Persons Residence- Social Complex , Alcabideche, Portugal
- The Wall House, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal
- Lifting House, Cascais, Portugal
- Alcoutins House, Lisbon, Portugal
- House in Alcoutins, Lisbon, Portugal
The following statistics helped Guedes Cruz Architects achieve 15th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
14. Ventura + Partners
Ventura + Partners is a company dedicated to the development of architecture, design and urbanism projects, founded in 1994 by Manuel Ventura. With offices in Portugal, USA and France – and projects in more than a dozen countries – this global studio currently employs about 80 collaborators around the world. In the last 25 years, we have been developing projects of different scales and in the most diverse architecture segments, such as commercial, corporate, residential, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, mobility and urban space. Combining a solid experience with ongoing research and innovation, we are committed to pursuing integrated and sustainable solutions through strategic planning.
Some of Ventura + Partners’s most prominent projects include:
- Intensive Care Unit-Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos, Portugal
- Deloitte Digital Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
- Nefrodouro Dialysis Clinic, Santa Maria de Lamas, Aveiro District, Portugal
- Primavera Building, Braga, Portugal
- Chantre, Portugal
The following statistics helped Ventura + Partners achieve 14th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
13. MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT ARCHITECTS
Based in Portugal, in the small village of Ferragudo in the Algarve, Marlene Uldschmidt Studio believes in a rigorous process that starts with drawing inspiration from the place, the clients, the story we are called to tell and the land we are honoured to build upon, and proceed through innovatively classic design, careful selection of textures and materials to dress the space and exceptional craftsmanship to realize the interiors. At the Studio, we absorb the sense of place, interpret the idea our client envisages and work with and around what’s available to achieve the desired results. We sculpt an atmosphere out of space and gift our clients with the confidence to trust that’s all possible, that in us they have found a competent and professional partner they can rely on.
Our greatest satisfaction is to identify the best possible solution to a given challenge. The task is to find that solution. That is what our Studio feeds on and gets inspired by. Every project is treated as unique and displays a clear signature mark, without being mere replicas of an adopted model. At the Studio, we always start with a blank piece of paper and carve each project’s idea out of the void space that hosts endless possibilities.
Some of MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT ARCHITECTS’s most prominent projects include:
- CASA 103, Ferragudo, Portugal
- VILLA PETRA, Carvoeiro, Portugal
- CASA VALE DE MARGEM, Alcantarilha, Portugal
- THE PAVILION, Carvoeiro, Portugal
- CASA DOS ABRAÇOS, Ferragudo, Portugal
The following statistics helped MARLENE ULDSCHMIDT ARCHITECTS achieve 13th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
12. Barbosa & Guimarães Architects
Barbosa & Guimarães Architects develops projects in various fields of architecture, ranging from public procurement contracts, educational buildings, health centers, sports facilities, cultural facilities, hotel equipment, institutional architecture, urban design, as well as the private residential buildings, commercial facilities and offices.
The capacity to approach a program, inseparable from a client in a specific physical context, history and culture, embracing the expertise we have at our disposal or in some cases even forcing new techniques, and innovation, always trying to introduce an artistic intention, which will prove decisive in the final shape of the object. When the form, function and structure are harmoniously fused in a single thing, we hit the unity, which we consider truly essential in our architecture.
Some of Barbosa & Guimarães Architects’s most prominent projects include:
- Palácio de Justiça de Gouveia, Gouveia, Portugal
- Fonte Da Luz, Porto, Portugal
- Lamego Multi-Purpose Center, Lamego, Portugal
- Povoação Municipal Pool’s Complex, Povoacao, Portugal
- Vodafone Headquarters Building, Porto, Portugal
The following statistics helped Barbosa & Guimarães Architects achieve 12th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
11. FAHR 021.3
FAHR 021.3 is a collaborative practice working in the intersection of art and architecture. Based in Porto, the studio was founded by two architects, Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis. The duo explores the language and methodology of architecture applied to unexpected locations and materials. Their work comes in a variety of forms, including installations, site-specific art, performances, and interventions.
Some of FAHR 021.3’s most prominent projects include:
- NOOK, Taitung, Taiwan
- Flores de Manjerico, Porto, Portugal
- Fragments, Porto, Portugal
- Metamorfose, Porto, Portugal
- ENSAIO 04, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
The following statistics helped FAHR 021.3 achieve 11th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
10. Estúdio AMATAM
Manuela Tamborino and João Escaleira Amaral are two young architects who decided to join skills, in order to embrace new challenges in various areas of Architecture and Urbanism range, whose visible result translates into the creation of the estúdio AMATAM, and Coletivo Urbano. These two structures allow them to operate in different scenarios, from Design, Architecture and Urbanism, both formal and informal strategies in different countries.
The search for innovative solutions punctuated with creative approaches that brings architecture closer to an art form, together with customer satisfaction, are vectors that guide the focus of this team. The experience gained in various national and international offices, along with collaboration with other architects on specific assignments allows them to ensure excellence and professionalism in all involved projects.
Some of Estúdio AMATAM’s most prominent projects include:
- Kalorias Restaurant, Lisbon, Portugal
- Kalorias Club Professional’s Dressing Room, Lisbon, Portugal
- Kalorias Children Space, Lisbon, Portugal
- House L911, Famões, Portugal
- Kalorias Club Children Dressing Room, Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
The following statistics helped Estúdio AMATAM achieve 10th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
NOARQ is the name of a willingness of doing and thinking by hands. Since 1998, the studio evolved into an area of research, creation and production by drawing: for the land, architecture and everyday objects. Today it is located in Trofa, but it still mantains its roots in Porto.
Some of NOARQ’s most prominent projects include:
- N P h o u s e | 2 0 1 2, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
- Q S T h o u s e | 2 0 2 0, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
- M & M’ s h o u s e | 2 0 1 5, Trofa, Porto District, Portugal
- E D & J O h o u s e | 2 0 1 7, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
- R P F V h o u s e | 2 0 1 8, Santo Tirso, Portugal
The following statistics helped NOARQ achieve 9th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
PROMONTORIO is a full-service architecture, planning, landscaping, interior design and graphics team that began in Lisbon in 1990 as an experimental studio. It consistently grew into a practice of fifty architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and graphic designers.Underlying its approach to the urban form, the work of PROMONTORIO has often been identified with the pursuit of a ‘system of robustness’ (i.e. solidity, stability and durability) both in terms of representational meaning and technical research. This in turn, has been implemented and tested in vast construction sites and under challenging time and budget constrains. Our process springs from a dynamic and focused design culture that fosters collaboration above all.
Some of PROMONTORIO’s most prominent projects include:
The following statistics helped PROMONTORIO achieve 8th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
7. ARX Arquitectos
Our architecture doesn’t follow a lexicon or a stabilized language. In every new project we try to find the “vocables” for a specific language to the new context. More than searching common points between each new project and the previous, our interest focus more on finding differences. It is as if we were always returning to zero. And, at a certain level, that is our conception of innovation. Evidently this approach also opens up a vast research field. Not having to work within rigid precepts, we search an experimental path where we can test new concepts starting from what interest and fascinates us.
Some of ARX Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
- House in Possanco, Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
- House in Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
- Abrantes Municipal Market, Abrantes, Portugal
- House in Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
- Ílhavo Maritime Museum, Ilhavo, Portugal
The following statistics helped ARX Arquitectos achieve 7th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
6. Tiago do Vale Arquitectos
“A clear architecture that tells a recognizable story.” We relate to architecture in an absolutely global, encompassing and multidisciplinary fashion, focusing above all on the client, on exhaustive accuracy, on transparency and on the quality of the constructed work.
We’re currently developing projects and studies in architecture, urban planning and design, industrial design, furniture design and graphic arts, from single graphic elements to complete corporate images. In spite of our broad view of our company’s intervention field, we’re specially dedicated to restoration, requalification, urban rehabilitation, sustainability and energetic efficiency, health equipments, schools and hospitality.
Some of Tiago do Vale Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
- The Dovecote-Granary, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
- The Three Cusps Chalet, Braga, Portugal
- Bottles’ Congress, Nogueiró, Portugal
- Caminha Apartment, Caminha, Portugal
- The Caveman, Ponte de Lima, Portugal
The following statistics helped Tiago do Vale Arquitectos achieve 6th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
5. Plano Humano Arquitectos
We are young architects, living architecture as a true team work. We believe and invest in muti-disciplinary partnerships, as a richest way to achieve better quality architecture.
Our project objectives and procedure are based on choices of simplicity and formal clearance, seeking for the essence of the constructed object and avowing the elements that may distort or stain his true reading.
Despite these minimalist choices and rejection of excess of formal complexity, we give maximum attention to details and to the characterization of our buildings by the implementation of a strong and strategic materiality. We take advantage of cutting edge technology and its constant input’s to architectural materiality,, either through new materials discovered or by transformation or conjugation of existing ones, we experiment new materials. The architectural design we developed establishes and follows a building history.
Some of Plano Humano Arquitectos’s most prominent projects include:
The following statistics helped Plano Humano Arquitectos achieve 5th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
4. Rebelo de Andrade
Based in Lisbon, our studio works internationally on cultural, commercial and residential projects. We provide masterplanning, architecture, interior design, product and furniture design services for both the private and public sectors.
Some of Rebelo de Andrade’s most prominent projects include:
- RA\ DOORM , Lisbon, Portugal
- House 3000, Portugal
- House In Travessa Do Patrocínio, Lisbon, Portugal
- Tree Snake Houses, Lisbon, Portugal
- Longroiva Hotel Rural, Mêda, Guarda, Portugal
The following statistics helped Rebelo de Andrade achieve 4th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
3. Aires Mateus
Aires Mateus e Associados was founded by Manuel Aires Mateus, a Lisbon-based architect. The firm has completed an array of residential, cultural and refurbishment designs all throughout Portugal.
Some of Aires Mateus’s most prominent projects include:
- Cabanas no Rio, Grândola, Portugal
- Casa em Alcobaáa, Alcobaça, Portugal
- Barquinha, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal
- Gråndola Community Center, Grândola, Portugal
- Furnas, Azores, Portugal
The following statistics helped Aires Mateus achieve 3rd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
2. fala atelier
A self-proclaimed “naïve architecture practice,” fala atelier is based in Porto with a primary focus on residential architecture.
Some of fala atelier’s most prominent projects include:
- chiado apartment, Lisbon, Portugal
- Real Estate Agency, Porto, Portugal
- garage house, Lisbon, Portugal
- graça apartment, Lisbon, Portugal
- housing abragão, Penafiel, Porto District, Portugal
The following statistics helped fala atelier achieve 2nd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
1. Mario Martins Atelier
MÁRIO MARTINS – ATELIER DE ARQUITECTURA, LDA is based in Lagos and Lisbon and has worked in the field of architecture and urban planning for about 30 years. The company consists of a diverse team of permanent staff, a group of technical teams, who work together in the different areas and specializations of projects.
The work from the past decades, resulted in a considerable volume and diversity of built projects: single family houses, collective housing, residential condominiums, touristic developments, private and public facilities, urban renewal and urban planning.
Some of Mario Martins Atelier’s most prominent projects include:
- Casa das Freiras, Lagos, Portugal
- Carrara House, Praia da Luz, Portugal
- Colunata House, Luz, Portugal
- Yard House, Lagos, Portugal
- Elliptic House, Praia da Luz, Portugal
The following statistics helped Mario Martins Atelier achieve 1st place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal:
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Top image: Casa das Freiras by Mario Martins Atelier, Lagos, Portugal
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