Sastudio is a Porto based creative studio that operates at the intersection of the architecture realm with social entrepreneurship.
Focusing on impact driven projects with the mindset that we can leverage architecture for problem-solving at wide scales, we search for solutions that often push beyond the practice’s usual challenges.
We acknowledge the responsibility of the profession in reshaping a future where spaces contribute to life betterment, and we believe that through forward-thinking and creativity, design can be a strategic tool to translate needs in smart solutions, fostering sustainable environments and creating societal value.
With a holistic and innovative approach, we are constantly reinventing our process and strive to continuously challenge the most conventional ideas by not settling for the present day solutions, always looking for the added value of each project to its context and all its stakeholders.
TEAM AND PAST COLLABORATORS
Tiago Sá, founder | MArch from FAUP, Porto and MBArch from IE School, Madrid. Prior to founding sastudio, has worked at BIG| Bjarke Ingels Group, in between the New York and Copenhagen offices, where has led the teams for the proposal of the Aarhus School of Architecture, housing projects in Toronto and Zurich, the winning project for a station, bridge and public space in the outskirts of Paris, ‘Gare Pont de Bondy’; and for the concept design of the recently opened restaurant and urban farm for the acclaimed ‘Noma’ in Copenhagen.
Has worked with Kengo Kuma in cultural, educational and infrastructure projects, was project leader for the winning design for the urban regenerator project for another upcoming station ‘Gare Saint-Denis Pleyel’ in Paris.
Parallelly has always been involved in initiatives dedicated to working with NGO’s, for public interest design and social impact architecture. In 2017, founds sastudio, and has since been collaborating with like-minded partners in order to expand the studio’s mission.
Rodolfo Capeto Coelho (PT), Francisco Calado (PT), Clara Lobo (BR), Inna Ivanova (BG), Lukas Kalivoda (CZ)
Guillermo Varela (SP), Alvaro Maestro (SP), Andriy Shulyachuk (PT), Aþena Aradóttir (IS), Margrét Halla Valdimarsdóttir (IS), Magdalena Fronska (PL), Tereza Konasova (CZ), Petra Lálová (CZ), Carlos Gomes (PT), Matheus Soares Alves (BR), Marta Molins Lain (SP), Mariana Barbieri Cardoso (PT), Luiz Felipe Brandão (BR), Larissa Lira (BR), Paula Máximo (BR), Barbora Říhová (CZ), Augusto Zamperlini (BR), Alberto Cumerlato (IT), Filipo Lorenzi (IT), Jack Rodat (USA), Grace McEniry (USA)