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World Talks 2023

Alejandro Aravena, the renowned Pritzker Prize-winning Chilean architect, is the guest speaker at S+Academy World Talks 2023, which takes place in the S+A auditorium, in Lisbon, on July 17.


A Hotel and a Station

In the context of the appropriation and enhancement of Santa Apolónia Station, which has been the stage for events of great importance, we understand that the preservation of the exterior of the building is essential. The integration of the new elements on the façade must be precise and judicious, a reflection of a moderate intervention.


People-centred design

Because we understand the impact of architecture on contemporary society, our proposals are shaped by bioclimatic principles which improve the overall performance of built environments.

Practice / About

Collective Intelligence

The studio understands architecture as a collaborative, interdisciplinary exercise, in which quality drives growth. With more than one hundred collaborators working at its creative hub in Lisbon, S+A stands out for its openness to the world, its ability to adapt to different markets and to respond to the challenges arising in a constantly changing society.

Services / Architecture and Urban Design

By going beyond mere aesthetic and functional concerns and creating efficient spaces with unique features, we pave the way for new experiences and connections.


Designing a cathedral or a new criminal investigation building are very different exercises, although both are equally stimulating. We rise to these challenges by designing proposals able to fully satisfy our client’s needs.

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S+Academy | More room to grow

A pioneering platform that fosters knowledge and innovation, open to society and rooted in the audacious mindset of S+A.   João Estopa • S+Academy In 2022 Saraiva+Associados launched S+Academy, a learning & development platform designed to respond to a constant demand for knowledge and skill update. For some time, the CEO and Founder Miguel Saraiva, […]

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UNLOCKER is the S+Academy Podcast powered by Saraiva+Associados. Two special guests share their views on the transformation and sustainability of cities, the economic, social and cultural trends intersecting with Architecture, Design and Urban Planning. All episodes are available in audio and video that you can access directly on through this page, or on Spotify and […]

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The US Housing Market

The Promise of Our Cities Curtis Scharfenaker • AIA, Senior Partner and Architect It is no secret that the US is facing a housing crisis of unprecedented magnitude. The US needs to produce six million housing units per year to meet the annual demand. A four-fold increase to what is currently being produced, and 80% […]

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