Matos Gameiro arquitectos is a Lisbon based architectural practice. Over the past 20 years the practice developed projects of a wide range of scales and program, resulting from private and public commissions.


The firm was awarded the BIGMAT Architecture Award 2017 (city and landscape) with the House in Alfama project and distinguished with the 2017 ARCHILOVERS Best Project designation, with the House in Estremoz project.

Finalist in the BIGMAT Architectural Award 2019. Shortlisted for the National Representation (Portugal) of XI BIAU, in 2019. Finalist in AZAwards 2019. Selected in the Dezeen Awards in 2019. Finalist in FAD Award 2019, finalist in FAD Award 2018 and shortlisted in the FAD Award 2017. Honorable mention in the 2017 Valmor Award and Award of Merit in the AZ Awards 2019. Also finalist in the SECIL Award 2010, in the ENOR Award 2017 and in the HIŠE Houses of the World 2017 Awards. 


The practice obtained the 1st prize in Bairro da Boavista Church and São José da Boavista Social and Parish Center international competition*, the 1st prize in the Cascais School international competition* and the 1st prize in the Santa Maria do Mar Monastery reconversion competition, in 2019, the 1st prize in the Grândola Municipal Library and Archive international competition**, in 2012; the 1st prize in the University of Coimbra Pharmacy Faculty new building*** international competition, in 2001; the 1st prize in the Castanheira do Ribatejo Sport Pavilion**** international competition, in 2004; the 1st prize in the Alhandra´s Mortuary Houses**** competition in 2005. The practice also obtained the 2nd prize in the Quarteira Cultural and Educational Center* international competition and 2nd prize in the Carcavelos Municipal Housing***** international competition, both in 2019, the 3rd prize in the Giants Causeway  visitors centre, in Northern Ireland****, an UIA/ UNESCO international competition in 2005; and was shortlisted in the international competition for the new Museum of the 20th Century, in Berlin**, in 2016.

* with João Favila, atelier Bugio; ** with Pedro Domingos; *** as coordinator, with Carlos Crespo; **** as coordinator, with Carlos Crespo and João Ventura Trindade; ***** with José Maria Cumbre e Nuno Sousa Caetano, atelier ASPA


The work of the studio has been widely published, presented and exhibited in Portugal, Spain, France Belgium, UK, Germany, Slovaquia, Slovenia, Poland, Argentina, Brasil, China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

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honorable mention 2017

(house in alfama)

award of merit 2019

(carnet C10)

finalist 2018

(carnet C10)

finalist 2019

(flat refurbishment

in Chiado)

nominated 2019

(flat refurbishment

in chiado)

shortlisted 2019

(house in alfama)

finalist 2017

(house in alfama)

longlisted 2019

(flat refurbishment

in chiado)

winner 2017

(house in alfama)

finalist 2017

(house in alfama)

shortlisted 2017

(house in alfama)

nominated 2017

(house in estremoz)

Agreements for students internships 

The office has protocols with the following institutions:

finalist 2010

(mortuary houses, alhandra)

finalist 2019

(carnet C10)


Instituto Superior Técnico

Lisbon, Portugal

Escola da Cidade

Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo

São Paulo, Brasil

Pedro Matos Gameiro

Born in Lourenço Marques in 1970. Professional degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon, in 1994. PhD in Architecture from the University of Granada, Spain, in 2014. Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Évora. In 1998 co-founded Matos Gameiro + Carlos Crespo arquitectos and, in 2006, established Pedro Matos Gameiro arquitectos. His work was published and he has participated in conferences, juries and exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, China and South Korea. Has been named Jury for the FAD Awards 2021.

Design Team

Raquel Pereira (University of Évora, 2018; ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, 2020)


Teresa Mateus (ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, 2018)

Madalena Figueiroa (University of Brighton, UK, 2016)

László Cseresznyés (Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University, Hungary, 2020)

Carlota Mendes (Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, FAUL, 2020)

Joana França (University of Coimbra, 2019)

since 1998

João Carlos Lopes, Miguel Feijóo, Arisa Tateishi, Maria Marçal Gameiro, João Varela, Faustine Villeneuve, Francisco Cunha, Paulo Dias,

Daniela Cimino, Francesco Mariani, Isabel Santos, Mariana Calvete, Josué Valente, Abílio Silva, João Silva,

Ana Loureiro, Vasco Brito, Joel Gomes, Pedro Esteves, Patrícia Soares, Ricardo Gouveia, Rita Basílio,

Ana Carina Reis, Nuno dos Santos, Bruno Antão, Mariana Mateus, José Maria Cumbre, 

Filipa Almeida, Artur Cabral, Marlene Sarreira, Pedro Unas, Gonçalo Pinheiro, Miguel Moura Fernandes


Avenida Elias Garcia n.º 20, 1.º dto

1000-149 Lisbon, Portugal

telephone 00 351 218 124 761