Luís Rebelo de Andrade

Founder / Principal Architect

(Lisboa, 1953)

Luís Rebelo de Andrade graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, in 1986. Before engaging definitively in architecture, he aspired to be a sculptor, and his passion for sculpture gave him a particular and distinctive understanding of the place of architecture in the landscape. While attending the course he developed partnerships with Intergaup, a nationally and internationally acclaimed architectural atelier that has been awarded a number of distinctions.
He opened his own atelier in 1989 and his work gained recognition very early on in Portugal, with projects such as the British Embassy (1990) and Casa do Artista (1991), both in Lisbon, meriting widespread praise. From then onwards, he has imprinted his brand, both in Portugal and abroad, which is as distinctive as it is discreet.
More than an architecture of imposition, Luís proposes and practices an architecture that overcomes, surpasses, founded on the belief that it is at the meeting point between opposites that the perpetuity that characterises his best work arise. With their vision placed firmly in the future, Luís and his atelier nourish a profound concern for the visual and ecological footprint of the projects they accomplish.

Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

Partner | Architect

(Lisboa, 1982)

Tiago graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto. In addition to having participated in the Erasmus programme in Milan, he completed the General Management course at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he acquired indispensable executive skills in business management. Greatly influenced by his father, Tiago always wanted to be an architect. From a very early age onwards, he accompanied his father in meetings onsite and watched the work of the architects at the office, from project design to the preparation of models. In his free time, when he has any, he practices boxing. He dreams of a time when we can all travel in space so as to gain a better understanding of the unique beauty of this planet in which we live.

At Rebelo de Andrade, apart from being a partner, he is responsible for the brand, communication strategy and marketing.

Pedro Duarte Silva

Senior Manager

(Lisbon, 1980)

Pedro studied architecture at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa and participated in the Erasmus programme in San Sebastian. He worked in London for six years, during the peak of the financial crisis of 2007, which gave him interdisciplinary and fundamental skills for any business area (finance, accounting, management). He is married, has two children and is quite capable of waking up at 4 am to travel 300 kilometres and surf at a special beach. Pedro took an intensive postgraduation in management. He loves travelling as much as travel literature.

At Rebelo de Andrade he is the right-hand man of Arch. Luís Rebelo de Andrade, actively collaborating in project and team management.

Raquel Jorge

Project Manager

(Lisbon, 1980)

Raquel graduated in Architecture from Universidade Lusófona. At RA\\ since 2006, she is nicknamed “SchwarzRachel”, due to her determined and energetic personality. Raquel likes music from the 1980s and 1990s, sometimes feeling “nostalgic" with the references of her younger colleagues. She does voluntary work on a weekly basis, at CASA (a shelter for the homeless) in Lisbon, which has helped her to place many of her own problems in perspective. She loves going to the gym to dissipate extra energy; and reads as much as she can before falling asleep. 

At Rebelo de Andrade is co-responsible for the organization and project management in the schematic and development stages of design.

Joana Varajão


(Viana do Castelo, 1988)

Joana has a Master’s in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto and participated in the Erasmus programme in Milan. Undecided between architecture and the humanities, her teachers convinced her of the advantage of the first and her own particular aptitude for it. She loves visiting new places, the sun and seeing as many art exhibitions as possible. She reads incessantly and her favourite authors are Samuel Beckett and Virginia Woolf.

At Rebelo de Andrade, in addition to developing projects from the design to the onsite supervision of the work, she is also a fundamental team member in the atelier’s communication strategy.

Francisco Magalhães e Menezes


(Coimbra, 1987)

Francisco has a Master’s in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto, he did a year’s Erasmus in Rome and has been at RA since 2015. In addition to his interest in Architecture, Francisco is a nature lover. In his free time, he practices bodyboard. He likes to hunt and defends hunting as a form of regulating ecosystems.

At Rebelo de Andrade he feels at home in construction and site supervision, as well as the maintenance of the different software applications with which the atelier works.

Maria João Barcelos


(Castelo Branco, 1989)

Maria João attended the Master’s in Architecture at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE) and did Erasmus in Florence. Having thought about following painting, in fine art, she soon yielded to the versatility of architecture. She collaborates with an online cinema magazine and aspires to have time to study body language and experiment in the area of narration. When she cannot escape from the city, in the weekend, she likes to wander through the Gulbenkian gardens.

At Rebelo de Andrade, in addition to project design and supervision, she participates in the development of the communication strategy and in graphic design.

Rita Serra e Silva


(Coimbra, 1987)

Rita has a Master’s in Architecture from Coimbra University. She didn’t always want to be an architect. The professions of her grandparents fascinated her, and when she was a child she dreamt of following dental medicine or pharmacy. She studied science at secondary school, but the passion for architecture installed itself relentlessly and never left. Rita cannot even contemplate living far from the sea or long, as she needs it to restore her energy and inner peace. Happy with what she does, she only regrets not having studied abroad via Erasmus.

At Rebelo de Andrade, she particularly enjoys the construction documentation stage and site supervision.

Inês Martins


(Faro, 1988)

Inês has a Master’s in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon and did a semester of Erasmus in Rome, in the area of rehabilitation. She discovered architecture aged twelve years old when she helped her parents to draw up a project for a house they had acquired. She did acrobatic gymnastics and adores Lego. Rita has a cat called Anakin and in her free time likes running and knitting.

At Rebelo de Andrade, apart from the work during the site licensing stage, she develops volumetry and resolve its interior. Just like a three-dimensional puzzle or Lego.

Luís Mascarenhas

Office Manager

(Lisbon, 1993)

Luís graduated in Management from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and is currently attending a Master’s in Sports Management. He is so tall that they tenderly call him by the diminutive “Inho”. A sportsman by nature, he was already roller-skating at just two years olds, his leisure time is dedicated to playing football, skimming and bodyboard. He’s one of those who give more than they receive and one of his dreams is to adopt a child in need of love and a home. Among his few regrets is never having competed to enter a football team of Sporting.

At Rebelo de Andrade, he is studio manager, responsible for payments and revenues as well as the accounting.

João Guimarães

Photographer | Video Producer

(Lisbon, 1977)

João graduated in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada. His passion for architecture ended up merging with the happiness created by his hobby, photography, which has currently become his profession. Apart from that, in his leisure time he does surf and is a shaper (he makes handcrafted surf boards). He is married and has two children. One of the few things he regrets is never having climbed at least part of Everest. If he could decree anything universally, it would be the end of war.

At Rebelo de Andrade, he is a photographer and video producer.

Valério Romão

Philosopher / Writer

(France, 1974)

Valério graduated in Philosophy from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Lisbon. He works in information technology, in the area of systems administration, and has developed a parallel career in literature. With three published novels, three books of short stories and two theatrical plays, he is making a name for himself as one of the most singular voices of contemporary Portuguese literature. He loves cats and has no qualms in exhibiting photographs of the two he adopted – Rim and Croquete. He has a child, Guilherme, to whom he wishes to bequeath a better world.

At Rebelo de Andrade, he is responsible for converting into words the many images and stories that make up the atelier’s history.