José joined Space Syntax as a Project Consultant in October 2017 following an internship in 2016 as part of the Bauhaus MSc Program, he became a Senior Consultant in 2019. Since joining he has worked with public and private stakeholders towards the improvement of the public realm, ranging from wider-scale developments to detailed spatial analysis, in both London and abroad.
José studied architecture in Porto. He finished both his Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture at Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP) and is currently completing his MSc in European Urban Studies at the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.
His academic interest focuses on the impact of typology and street configuration on the evolution of cities. His current research for his Master’s thesis focuses on the evaluation of historic Master Plans and how they affect urban systems, and consequently the city as it is experienced today. This is done through a configurational approach to the study of urban morphology.
He is an accredited architect by the Association of Portuguese Architects and has worked in both the private and academic sector.
Education, Awards & Appointments
2018 MSc European Urban Studies, Institut für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU), Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany (currently matriculated)
2014 Registered Architect at Ordem dos Arquitetos (OA), Portugal
2013 BArch and MArch at Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP), Porto, Portugal
2011 Erasmus Programme at Bergen Arkitekthøgskole (BAS), Bergen, Norway