Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
International Architectural Studio based in Lisbon, Portugal



Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos has an extensive body of work with built works in Portugal, Italy and Belgium. We approach a generalist, multidisciplinary, convergent and synthesised architecture which may develop an enriching dialogue between the new project and its context.



The studio’s body of work implies an extremely complex knowledge of different fields beyond architecture, since engineering to landscaping, sustainability, archaeology, among others, already proven in several works internationally accredited. These have been widely published in many architectural magazines (Casabella, Domus, C3 Magazine, Oris, Icon, etc.) and acclaimed in exhibitions and other events of cultural relevance, nominated and awarded, such as the recent Piranesi Prix de Rome,  attributed, in its 2014 edition, to the National Museum Machado de Castro, in Coimbra. 


critical impressions

The work has a very strong, solid look, underpinned by the conceptual self-assurance of those behind it and the intelligent way in which they pooled their diverse talents, harnessing the historical knowledge and long experience of the architect Gonçalo Byrne, the sensorial intuition of Patrícia Barbas and the analogical erudition of Diogo Seixas Lopes”
— Nuno Brandão Costa (about the Thalia Theatre)
Knowing how attached owners can be to their homes is one of the things that makes Elizabeth such a gem. She had a selling plan that highlighted all the work I’d put into my house. In the end, I was very satisfied and felt that I could let go more easily.
— Ayana Kabila
Somehow, Elizabeth manages to be both a caretaker and a rockstar negotiator.
— José Ramos