Siza, Alvaro

Álvaro Siza Vieira  (Matosinhos, Portugal, 1933)

Álvaro Siza, born in 1933 in Matosinhos, Portugal, studies Architecture at the University of Porto. From 1955 to 1958 he collaborated with the architect Fernando Tavora. From 1966 to 1969, Álvaro Siza worked as a professor at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura (ESBAP) and since 1976 he has been a professor of the subject "Construction". From 1984 to 1992 he taught at the Porto Faculty of Architecture. In 1985 he was awarded for the design "Campo de Marte" in Venice and, since 1988, he directed the reconstruction of the old town of Lisbon "Chiado". Álvaro Siza received the 1992 Pritzker Prize from the Hyatt Foundation for his work. He also teaches in South America, Japan, Canada, the United States, and Europe.

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