Diogo Burnay
Diogo Burnay
Associate professor and Director of the School of Architecture
Dalhousie University

Diogo Burnay lives and works in Halifax, Canada and Lisbon, Portugal. Associate professor and Director of the School of Architecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, since 2012. Architecture diploma, Faculdade de Arquitectura, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal, 1989. MSc in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, London, England, 1995. Registered architect, Portugal since 1989. Worked in Lisbon with Maria Manuel Godinho de Almeida and Duarte Cabral de Mello in 1989; in London at Building Design Partnership, between 1988 and 1990; In Macau with Manuel Vicente, between 1992 and 1995 and at OBS Arquitectos, between 1995 and 1997. Taught at the University of Hong Kong Architecture School in 1995; at the Faculdade de Arquitectura University of Lisbon, from 1997 to 2011; at the College of Design, University of Minnesota in 2002 and 2006 and at the Architecture School University of Texas, Arlington, 2007. Co-curator With Cristina Veríssimo, Ana Vieira and Nuno Sampaio, Metropolitan Public places exhibition, Lisbon first Architectural Triennale 2007 “urban Voids”. External examiner, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London from 2010 to 2014. Member, Advisory Council of the Lisbon Architectural Trienal Foundation since 2014. Founded CVDB Arquitectos with Cristina Veríssimo in 1999 and in partnership with Rodolfo Reis since 2012. The practice work focuses on architecture’s relation to the public realm, in the context of a larger physical and cultural landscape, and to the individual's experience and perceptions of spaces and places. Projects and buildings have been exhibited and published worldwide and have received national and international awards and prizes (WAN 2013 education building 1st prize and Archdaily Best Education building of the year 2014, Architectural Review 2015, highly commended for education buildings). Together with Cristina Verissimo will be the chief curators of the 2022 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

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