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Architect and Designer

Lourenço Vaz Pinto

Lourenço is a Portuguese architect and designer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he is currently working at UNStudio and doing freelance work.

With a BSc in Architecture+Urbanism from the Lisbon School of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) he has acquired both a traditional theoretical background as well radical technological techniques that allow him to rethink architecture and design with the future in mind.

Having worked previously at Fragmentos de Arquitectura in Lisbon, Grimshaw Architects in New York and now UNStudio in Amsterdam, Lourenço has a wide breadth of experience in different types of projects, from region to scale, having worked on projects in the U.S. Europe and the Middle East, from residential to airports.

Studio Blnk serves as an incubator where his competition based work and design work come together, the studio serves as a theory guideline, believing in architecture as beautiful background and functional foreground. The studio spans client based residential projects to competition based entries, such as the Home competition 2020 where Studio Blnk received the Director's Award.




Southern California Institute of Architecture - 2018-2020
Master of Architecture II

The program engages on edge methods of representation while focusing on finding the next architectural theories

Lisbon School of Architecture - 2015-2018

Bachelor of Architecture + Urbanism The program was delivered with a real world approach giving tools and techniques for the workplace.

Embassy CES Oxford Headington - 2015

Certificate of English, A+

Porto School of Architecture - 2014

Architecture 1 month program.


UNStudio - 2021-2022

Architectural Designer at UNStudio, Amsterdam office, worked in regions from Saudi Arabia to Germany. Concept design, competition design and concept validation.

Projects include Neom Bay Airport, Neom Ski Residences, NIC Innovation Campus, Riyadh Gates, Tower X, Wurth Headquarters and more. 

Grimshaw Architects - 2019

Architecture Design Intern at Grimshaw Architects New York office, worked from concept design to 3d modeling and rendering, projects include La Guardia Airport Entrance Hall, and the JFK Airport masterplan.

Freelance - 2017-2019

Beach House - Project for a small house directly on the beach, concept, details, contractors.Saboia Residences - Five stories, ten apartments building, full architecture and drawing set.

Fragmentos de Arquitectura - 2017-2018

Part time Junior Architect (while finishing Bsc)Managed several apartment renovations, from conceptual to details and contractors.

Fragmentos de Arquitectura - 2017

Architecture Intern during the 2017 summer, general CAD work, Modeling large portions of Lisbon for an Urban Proposal.


FV 100 Year Illustration - 2021

Published at FV Illustration magazine - showing multiple projects on the future of housing.

Teachers Assistant at SCI_Arc - 2019-2020

TA for Maxi Spina and Randy Jefferson during the 2019 Fall Semester for the 3rd year undergraduate class, Material and Tectonics.

Underscore Publication - 2019

Published at the Magazine Underscore - Money Versions with the Home Competition Entry, 224 House.

Pandopopulus AI Future of Housing - 2019

Prize winner with an artificial intelligence based housing project to develop affordable housing solutions.

Paris Affordable Housing Challenge - 2019

2nd Prize winner with the entry “Urban Infill”.


Unicef Volunteer - 2018

Member of the Unicef Lisbon Youth Group, after the work done as National Junior Representative, started helping Unicef Portugal create their youth group.

CISV International - 2013-2018

Portuguese National Junior Representative
Elected by the members of CISV Portugal to represente the youth movement natianally and internationally. Attended several conferences.

Chairman of the Village Program Committee

Organised several camps a year with over a hundred, eleven-year-olds and thirty plus adults to give training to the children on peace education.

International J.B. Conference - 2016

International Junior Branch Conference in Columbia, organized the conference in Colombia with more than 150 attendees plus guest speakers on youth involvement in our societies.



Houdini, Rhino, Grasshopper, Blender

Archicad, Revit, ZBrush, Maya, Unity


AutoCad, Photoshop

Illustrator, InDesign


Vray, Lumion, Twinmotion

Arnold, Mantra, Keyshot

Model Making

3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Resin

CNC Routing, Spray Painting

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