Hugo graduated in architecture in Oporto (ESAP), Portugal. Received his Ph.D. degree in Architecture and graphic expression from ETSAV (Valencia – Spain), sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). M.Sc  in Graphic Expression (ETSAV)

He is currently residing in Valencia, Spain, lecturing ( associate professor/lecturer) at the Superior Technical Architecture University of this city, (ETSAV) teaching courses on Architectural Form Analysis and landscape representation (Bachelor and Master degrees) .

He was instructor in Urban sketching workshops in NYC, Oporto and Valencia.

Visiting Researcher Scholar at American Academy of Art – Chicago, The Parsons SCE, New York City, Università degli Studi di Salerno and Sapienza – Università di Roma.

“Coup de couer”  international travel book award at Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage for his first published book “NYC – graphic chronicles”.

Finalist at the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (2016 and 2017)

Winner of the “Sketch 4 Freedom” Contest – Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park – NYC

Author of several published papers and lectures on graphic expression, architectural survey and drawing in divers Universities in USA, Europe and Middle East.

As an architect, worked, among other offices, at Santiago Calatrava (Valencia), Périphériques (Paris), MVRDV (Rotterdam/Paris) and QA Associates(Valencia), overlapping these activities with professional personal projects related to architecture, 3d laser survey, urban sketching and illustration.

His Urban Sketching drawings have been shown in Solo Exhibitions at New York , Valencia and Madrid and Collective Exhibitions at Venice, Valence,  Ferrara, Clermont Ferrand and Dallas (where he was finalist at the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition)

He worked as Storyboard artist at “We the animals” featured movie (Directed by the Emmy nominated Jeremiah Zagar, produced by Public Record, NYC).”NEXT Innovator Award” at  Sundance Film Festival 2018.

Since October 2010 he has been sketching every day and blogging about the performed drawings.

Published articles on research indexed magazines:

Nueva York: relatos gráficos

Conversando con… Frank D.K. Ching

Conversando con…OSCAR NIEMEYER

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My lecture (2000 sketches) at Chicago Urban sketchers Symposium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv-pVsz1ngk

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Arquitecto portugués, Graduado en Oporto, Portugal  (ESAP). Master y Doctorado en Expresión Gráfica en Valencia (ETSAV-UPV). Docente en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, impartiendo asignaturas relacionadas con la expresión gráfica.

“Visiting Scholar” en American Academy of Art – Chicago, The Parsons SCE, NYC, Università di Salerno y Università La Sapienza, Roma.

Autor de numerosos artículos y conferencias, en diversas Universidades, sobre la expresión gráfica y dibujo y su relación con arquitectura. Conferencias en Francia, Italia, Portugal, Rumania, España y Turquía.

Premio “Coup de couer”  libro de viaje Internacional en el  Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage por su primer libro publicado: “NYC – diarios gráficos”.

Finalista en los prémios Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition – Dallas (2016 y 2017).

Colaboró, entre otros, con Périphériques (Paris), MVRDV (Rotterdam / Paris), QA Associates (Valencia) y Santiago Calatrava (Valencia), complementando estas actividades con proyectos personales.

Expuso sus dibujos en exposiciones individuales y colectivas en Nueva York, Valencia, Madrid, Ferrara, Venecia y Clermont-Ferrand y Dallas.

Artista invitado para la realización del Storyboard de la película We the animals, dirigida por Jeremiah Zagar y producida por Public Record, NYC. Premiada en el Festival de Sundance 2018.

Desde 2010 dibuja diariamente.

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Selección de artículos publicados en revistas indexadas:

Nueva York: relatos gráficos

Conversando con… Frank D.K. Ching

Conversando con…OSCAR NIEMEYER


Arquiteto português, Licenciatura ESAP, Porto, Portugal,  Master e Doutoramento em Expressão Gráfica Arquitetónica em Valência, Espanha (ETSAV-UPV). Docente na Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, das disciplinas Análisis de Formas Arquitectónicas e  Paisagem Urbana – Desenho à mão alçada.

Autor de numerosos artigos e conferências, em diversas Universidades, sobre expressão gráfica e desenho e a sua relacão com a arquitetura. Conferências em Franca, Itália, Portugal, Roménia, Espanha e Turquia. Como arquiteto, colaborou, entre outros, com Périphériques (Paris), MVRDV (Rotterdam / Paris), QA Associates (Valencia) y Santiago Calatrava (Valencia), complementando estas atividades com projetos pessoais.

Autor do “Storyboard” para o filme “We the animals”, dirigido por Jeremiah Zagar, premiado no festival de Sundance 2018.

Finalista do prémio Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition – Dallas (2016 e 2017).

Prémio “Coup de couer”  Caderno de viagem Internacional no  Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage pelo primeiro livro publicado: “NYC – diarios gráficos”.

Primeiro Prémio  “Sketch 4 Freedom” Contest – NYC.

Professor visitante em Sapienza – Università di Roma, Università di Salerno, Parsons New School, NYCAmerican Academy of Art – Chicago.


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  1. Hi! I’m an Italian urban sketcher and I appreciate your work. all my best! Margot

    • Thanks a lot for your nice words and your support!

  2. Just came upon your blog today, and I must say that I am so inspired! Hoping all is well over there in Valencia!

    • Thanks a lot Cecilia! I am glad for your inspiration!

  3. T. Kelly Wilson said:

    I am an architect and visual artist – please see my work on instagram tkellyw is my name on Instagram. I am starting a new graduate degree in architecture for Indiana University in Columbus, IN (home to a rare collection of modern buildings) where drawing and painting will be primary in our curricula model – in fact, there will be a full visual art studio requirement that will accompany every year (all 3) and be parallel to arch design studio. I invite you to visit us in Columbus, IN – and Id like to stay in touch it seems we have much in common as I too had been teaching drawing and seeing to students at RISD, Harvard GSD, Columbia, Yale and MIT for many years. I thought I was the last of them…. but glad to find you exit

    • Hello,
      Thanks a lot for contacting me.
      Your words were a nice surprise, it is rewarding to know we share common concerns, living so far way. I am already following your Instagram account (your oil painting are fantastic!).
      That new graduate degree looks exciting; I would love to visit your University. I am struggling hard at my university to keep drawing alive!
      I am looking forward to hear from you soon!
      All the best

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