Pedro Ressano Garcia, 1967 is an architect and planner who lived and worked in various cities - Rio de Janeiro, Oporto, Barcelona, San Francisco and Lisbon. He shares his time between architectural practice in his office, teaching and research.
In his office in Lisbon, theory and practice are combined in projects of architecture, urban design and the development of studies and ideas that give value to each cultural reality. They are widely published in books, magazines and international conferences. Garcia has been collaborating as tutor for ISOCARP in Asia and Europe.
He began teaching at University of California, Berkeley, in 1996. At present, he is an Associate Professor at ULHT, Lisbon, and a visiting teacher and keynote speaker at several International Seminars and Conferences.
His research focuses on the transformation of port cities and waterfront regeneration. Since 2010 he coordinates the European Workshop on Waterfront Urban Design, funded by EU, that hosts experts from several countries to discuss port city synergies.
Author of the book Tagus Platform – Back to the River, Lisbon’s waterfront and the 21st Century, he has been awarded several grants from prestigious institutions, such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2010 received the Pancho Guedes Architecture Award.