Pedro Castelo Ferreira
Architectural Studies research group
Pedro Castelo is a Portuguese-British architect, lecturer and curator. He graduated from the School of Architecture of the University of Porto in 2000 and holds an MA (Master in Arts) in Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association (2004). Since his graduation he has worked as an architect in practices in Portugal and the UK. He joined David Chipperfield's practice in 2004 where he took part in the designing of the Museum of Anchorage at the Rasmussen Center in Alaska. Subsequently, he worked for Allies and Morisson where he developed a series of infrastructural buildings in Qatar.
Castelo has been teaching in several architectural schools in Portugal and in the UK. His latest teaching position has been at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury (2008-2013).
His doctorate research, undertaken at the Birkbeck College University of London, explores the role of Portuguese architectural magazines in shaping Portuguese architectural discourse and its built environment.
He has been a fellow of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2013-2017) and a researcher at the R&D Project: The Site of Discourse at the Instituto de Histo?ria de Arte (FCSH/UNL) and DINAMIA’CET(ISCTE/IUL).
In September 2015 and within the R&D project, he co-organised the international conference and exhibition “Thinking ArchitectureThrough Publications” held at the Museum of Banco de Portugal and MUDE - Design Museum.
Pedro Castelo is a founder member of the European Society for Periodical Research - ESPrit, a multidisciplinary consortium of scholars dedicate to to the study of periodicals. His research Interests are: Periodical Research, Media Theory, Architectural History, Modernism, Cultural and Social Networks, Political and Economical History.