Walter Rossa

  • Walter Rossa, Caracas, 1962. Architect by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1985), Master in History of Art by Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1991), PhD and Aggregate (postdoctoral degree) in Architecture by Universidade de Coimbra (2001 and 2013).

    Full Professor at the Departamento de Arquitectura and Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the Universidade de Coimbra. Among other academic commitments he creates and coordinates the PhD Program on Heritages of Portuguese Influence from the universities of Coimbra, Bologna, Federal Fluminense, Paris Ouest, Eduardo Mondlane and Algarve ( He teaches courses of Town and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Urban Heritage and Urban History. He has been visiting professor at the universities Federal da Bahía, Federal Fluminense, Pablo de Olavide, MEIA (Mindelo), Porto, Algarve, Eduardo Mondlane and Lúrio. Under his supervision have already been finished 21 Master and 12 PhD theses.

    Besides activity as a practice architect and town planner, he has dedicated his academic and scientific career to research on theory and history of architecture and urbanism, especially on the domains of town planning and design, culture of territory, and heritage of the Iberian universe. About that he has made conferences and courses in Brazil, Cabo Verde, China, Guatemala.