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S+A: Compliance Program

S+A recently celebrated 25 years of activity. In the current year of 2022, we continued to develop a set of programs and actions, positioning S+A as a leading company and national reference, and with an international scale.


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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Villa Portela Book

Villa Portela, in Leiria, a rehabilitation project carried out by S+A, used as a House of Arts, was recently presented in book form. With the authorship of Francisco Queiroz, Ricardo Charters-d´Azevedo and Miguel Saraiva, the book translates an important documental, human and historic support related to Villa Portela, providing greater longevity to the collective memory.

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S+A Lunch

At the beginning of another 25 year cycle of S+A activity, Miguel Saraiva gathered the Saraiva+Associados employees in a moment of union, joy and relaxation, reinforcing the team spirit. The lunch took place at the Clássico Beach Bar By Olivier, in Costa da Caparica.

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The Concept in Architecture

António Cabral de Meirelles • Project Director and Architect   “Three are the abstract elements that may exist in any form of art and that may, therefore, stand out in it: the logical order of the whole in its parts, the objective knowledge of the matter it informs and the excess in it of an […]

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