President of the Order of Architects of Portugal and member of the Board of Experts of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since 2018.
José Manuel Pedreirinho, graduated from ESBAL, Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa (1976), and PhD from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Seville, Spain. In January 2017 was elected president of the Order of Architects of Portugal. Since 1979 he has been collaborating with several national and international newspapers and magazines, and author of several books on theory and history of Portuguese Architecture of the 20th Century, namely “História do Prémio Valmor” (1987), “Dicionário dos Arquitectos Portugueses e activos em Portugal”, (1998). Co-author of the “Dicionário da História de Lisboa” (1994) and of “Siza não construído” (2011) in addition to other participations in several publications.
He has been teaching since 1985 at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Universidade Lusíada do Porto, and at the Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra, where he was Director of the Architecture Department and Director of the School until 2014. Jury in numerous architectural competitions, as well as jury in academic Master's and Doctoral examinations and dissertations theses.