João Paulo Providência


Paulo Providencia holds an Architecture degree from the University of Porto (1988) and a PhD from the University of Coimbra (2007). He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Coimbra, where he is also a Tutor of Masters and PhD Dissertations. As well, he is a practicing Architect with an interest in the design of public-use buildings. Local coordinator of the European Joint Master Degree in Architecture, Landscape, Archaeology a joint programme of the University of Rome La Sapienza, National Technical University of Athens, the University of Federico II of Naples and the University of Coimbra. The design studio exercises of the 5th year have been subject of public debates, bringing heritage and architectural discussions outside the insitutions. His research interests include nineteenth-century and contemporary methods and practice of architectural expression, architecture of the public health facilities, hospital heritage, and architectural project. Has been Design Studio Invited Critic at: ETH Zurique, EPFL Lausanne, KTH Estocolmo, UCD Dublin, SAUL Limerick, Sapienza Università di Roma, NTUA Athens, Facoltà di Architettura Politecnico di Bari, FAUP Porto, KU Leuven in Gent, among others.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Providência, João Paulo (2021), "Architectural Design through Landscape Mappings", Joelho, 11, 12, 187-202


Providência, João Paulo; Baía, Pedro (orgs.) (2021), Manuel Correia Fernandes. 18 Obras.. Porto: Circo de Idéias

Book Chapter

Tostões, Ana; Arnaut, Daniela; Providência, Paulo (2020), Arquitetura e Saúde em Portugal (1901-1976)., in Ana Tostões, Daniela Arnaut, Paulo Providência (org.), Curar e Cuidar. Arquitetura e Saúde em Portugal (1901-1976).. Lisboa: IST-ID Técnico, 10-14