Jorge Bartolo (Coimbra – 1968) graduated in Architecture from Escola Universitária da Artes de Coimbra. Since its foundation in 2000, Jorge Bartolo Architects has developed a wide range of work including residential, industrial, commercial, civic and sportive projects as well as waterfront design and masterplanning.The Office have been serving clients who value personal relationship and high-quality projects. Have been commissioned by municipal and port authorities for urban strategy, waterfront design and consulting.
He is a member of both the Portuguese Architects Association (OA) and the Association for Collaboration between Ports and Cities (Rete).
In 2015 Isa Clara Neves partnered Jorge Bartolo Architects and as a result of that partnership started a commitment to innovation in architecture and design, crossing and combining research for large scale Interventions with interiors and objects.
Ongoing current projects include a Light Steel Frame/cork low budget health club, two residential buildings for the elderly, two renovation buildings in historic centre of Coimbra and Leiria, private housing in Faenza, Italy, Vila do Conde and Figueira da Foz, and a residential eco-sportive oriented masteplan in Alcobaça.
Isa Clara Neves (Porto – 1980) has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto (2005), a Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Architectural Culture from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon and a PhD in Theory and History of Architecture from the University of Lisbon.
Since she began her Master’s research, she has been exploring the theory of modern and contemporary architecture from a technological perspective, identifying and reflecting on some of the cultural, historical and technological contexts that have influenced the emergence of computational practices in architecture, and is a member of the DESIGN COMPUTATION GROUP, a research group based at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon.
She is the founder of the journal Nexus _ interdisciplinary architecture research, and has also published articles in variety of magazines and books including Casa International Magazine (China), the Mesa book “Eduardo Souto Moura _ 30 anos, projectos selecionados”, the Swissport09 catalogue, and the LAMAg journal of urban culture. She has written papers for conferences and scientific journals such as eCAADe, CAADRIA, SIGraDI, PARC and JOURNAL IJAC and been involved as a speaker in events/organisations such as Campus Ultzama 2012, Iberian Architecture 2012 Reencounters, Arquibio, and Estratégia Urbana. She has coordinated and organised events which include DIGITAL DARQ and Future Traditions. She taught a course in Theory and History of Industrial Design for the Master’s degree course in Industrial Design at the Barcelos Polytechnic 2011-2012 (IPCA – Porto) and worked in the office of Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura from 2008 to 2010.