Carlos Dias Coelho

Carlos Francisco Lucas Dias Coelho (Nova Lisboa, Angola, 1962) graduated in 1984 in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, where he completed in 2002 the PhD in Urban Planning with the Thesis “The Urban Layout Complexity”. Full Professor and currently Dean of the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon, teaches and coordinates formaurbis LAB research group on the theme of Urban Morphology. He is, from 2008, invited professor at the École Supérieure d’ Architecture Paris-La Villette and Fellow of the Tokyo University.

His work was recognized by different awards among which are: Premio José de Figueiredo 2008, awarded by the National Academy of Fine Arts; Prémio Internacional Inácio de Lecea 2007/2008, awarded by Public Art and Urban Design Observatory of the University of Barcelona; and Merit Distinction, awarded by the Director of the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. He participates regularly in conferences and publishes articles on the topic of urban morphology and morphogenesis. He coordinated editorial projects, such as the "Square in Portugal - Morphological Inventory", a work composed of four volumes published by the Direcção Geral do Ordenamento do Território e Desenvolvimento Urbano; and the first two volumes of the collection "Urban Morphology Books. Studies of the Portuguese city." published by Argumentum.

He developed professional activity as an Architect, where he coordinated teams in the development of several urban plans and architectural projects.