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Growth Machine

The workforce is the most valuable asset at S+A. For this reason, the studio has various and systematic projects in order to attract and retain the best staff. Such strategy also translates into a permanent investment in developing talent and skill update.

Your future starts today


People are the most important asset at S+A. For that reason, we are always happy to welcome young talents showing determination, proactivity, and motivation to join our team and boost the quality and creativity of our work. At S+A, the internships open doors to the job market, provide a unique experience and a deep knowledge in the practice of architecture, taking part of the creative and innovative environment of S+A.

At S+A, the internship is a 12 month program that meets the requirements of the Professional Association of Architects (Ordem dos Arquitetos, in Portugal) and each trainee is accompanied by a mentor. From day one, the young architects are integrated in project teams where they participate with their technical and creative skills. In this context, they rapidly acquire practical knowledge and experience. Internships take place at S+A’s headquarters in Lisbon.

The studio practice is complemented by training sessions, talks and seminars delivered by S+Academy. Throughout the year, the trainees attend sessions given by invited specialists on topics such as sustainability, professional ethics, legislation, art and culture and personal skills.

For students

Merit Scholarships

S+A supports the financial stability of students, contributing to their academic performance and success, by awarding S+A Merit Scholarships. These grants offer funding for the conclusion of the degree in architecture, so the student may have the best possible conditions to develop the required skills and talent for an integration into professional life.

Furthermore, S+A Merit Scholarships are intended to students registering in the 4th or 5th year of their master’s degree in architecture. After completing their degree, these new architects may enroll in the S+A Internship Program. The amount allocated by the Scholarships is managed by the students themselves, who can use it to satisfy their academic or personal needs.

Applications are running until August 16th and should be sent to More information and applying conditions are available in the S+A Scholarship Regulation here.

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Programme at S+A supports architecture students with project guidance and portfolio advisement to achieve better academic results. Mentorship is a talent booster that brings the practice into education, providing the student with a unique insight into the profession and also helping build a network for the future. The program consists of 40 hours of personalized mentoring, access to 20 hours of S+Academy training events, and 20 hours of sessions with S+A mentors throughout the academic year.

Who can take part? Architecture students, in the third or fourth year of their course, who study and live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, are eligible.

How to apply? E-mail (subject: Mentoring Program) to receive detailed information about calendar and access conditions.

Applications are running until August 16th. More information and applying conditions are available in the S+A Mentoring Program Regulation and here.

Open days

S+A opens the doors of its headquarters in Lisbon and welcomes visitors to the studio. A unique opportunity to get in touch with S+A’s work environment, a glimpse on how a large multinational team develop projects for the entire world, in all areas of specialty in multiple sectors. You may talk to architects, who share their vision and experience on S+A projects. You can also learn about the Integrated Internship Program, the Merit Scholarships, the Lab@S+A and the S+Academy programs. Open days end with a coffee break for networking between visitors and the studio staff.


Link to the future

S+Academy builds bridges between academic and work contexts, for which several collaborations with architecture schools are established. The purpose is to connect with students at an early stage, to raise awareness to career paths and market trends. Furthermore, S+Academy participates in several university networking events between students and companies.

Teachers and researchers are frequently invited to participate in S+Academy sessions, sharing their knowledge and contributing with valuable training content.

S+A Offices around the world

Portugal, Lisbon | Headquarters
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Avenida Infante Santo, 69 a-c,
1350-177 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 213 939 340

Portugal, Funchal | Office
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Rua 31 de Janeiro, 12E, 6º Y,
9050-011 Funchal, Portugal

+351 291 215 090

Algeria, Oran | Office
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Rue Beni Hendel Nº03 (ex Vaucluse), Résidence Albert 1er,
Bureau Nº 34, 1er étage, Hai Oussama,
Oran 31000, Algérie

+213 412 48 139

Brazil, São Paulo | Office
São Paulo
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Rua Helena 275, 7º Andar CJ 73,
Vila Olímpia, São Paulo / SP
CEP 04552 050, Brasil

+55 11 3842 7279

Colombia, Bogotá | Office
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Carrera 13 nº94A-44,
Oficina 406 Bogotá, Colombia

+ 57 (1) 745 79 68/9

Kazakhstan, Astana | Office
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18 Dostyq street, Moscow Business Center
11th Floor, Office 36.2,
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan

+7 7172 72 95 96
+7 701 910 06 31

Singapore, Singapore | Office
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133 Cecil Street, Nº16-01 Keck Seng Tower,
Singapore 069535

+65 987 279 82

Switzerland, Lausanne | Office
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Avenue d'Ouchy 66,
1006 Lausanne, Suisse

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City | Office
Ho Chi Minh City
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2/F, 8 Duong so 66, The Sun Thao Dien,
District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

+84 28 3620 2481

United States of America, Los Angeles | Office
Los Angeles
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475 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey,
CA 90292, United States of America

+1 310 439 3757

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