Joao Luis Carrilho da Graca, is a portuguese architect, graduated from Lisbon School of Fine Arts (Portuguese: Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa) in 1977, the year he initiated his professional activity. Lectured at the Technical University of Lisbon - faculty of architecture, between 1977 and 1992.From 2001 until 2010, he was professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and he teaches at the university of evora since 2005. He headed the architecture department at both institutions until 2010. He has been invited to several universities, seminars and conferences all over the world.
Awards given to joao luis carrilho da graca include: the title of "chevalier des arts et des lettres" by the french republic in 2010; the "pessoa award" in 2008, the "luzboa-schreder" award in 2004 at lisbon's first international light art biennal, the order for merit of the portuguese republic in 1999 and the "international art critics association" award in 1992. For several years he was nominated for the "Mies Van Der Rohe" european architecture award.
He was distinguished with the order for merit of the Portuguese republic in 1999.
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