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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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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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S+A recognized with SME Excellence 2022 Award

It is with great joy that we share that S+A was recognized with the SME Excellence 2022 Award! This recognition reflects our team’s compromise and dedication in delivering excellence on all our specialized services. Furthermore, achieving this certification reinforces our continuous compromise with quality, innovation, and trust from our clients. We thank all the team […]

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S+A commitment to sustainability – APPC 1st congress

The theme of sustainability in construction took center stage at the 1st Congress of the Portuguese Association of Designers and Consultants, where Architect Miguel Saraiva participated in the panel. It is crucial for architecture and engineering firms to deepen their knowledge of sustainable practices. At S+A, we are committed to exclusively executing certified projects in […]

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