Atelier Zinho Antunes is an architectural practice founded in the 1950s, by the architect Francisco Zinho Antunes, whose work continues to be used as a reference among Portuguese architects.

From its inception to the present day, the company has maintained its identity, while at the same time developing a very specific culture suitable for each new period, adapting, renewing itself and enabling ongoing development.

Zinho Antunes approach is guided by a strong degree of involvement with its clients / projects and by a real capacity to realise their dreams and ambitions.

Know-How, expertise, creativity and innovation are the cornerstones of Zinho Antunes practice and together with professional skills, these guide the development of their work.

The activity of Zinho Antunes includes Housing, Commercial, Services, Tourism and Industrial projects, both completed and ongoing, at national level and overseas, in Africa.

Over the years it has received a number of awards, including the best residential building 2009 – Sky Restelo, Lisbon.

During almost 70 years of existence, the practice has undertaken projects at all stages: preliminary studies, planning permission, execution and monitoring of work on site, and encompassing many different types including: new work/buildings, expansion, remodeling, rehabilitation, renovation, etc.


José Afonso Zinho Antunes

Born in Lisbon in 1962
Degree in Architecture at ESBAL, UTL in 1987
Member of The Order of Architects since 1987
Collaborated with his father, founder of this studio, since 1980
Responsible for the management of the studio since 2000
Worked for The General Directorate of Tourism (currently Turismo de Portugal) between 1989 and 1994
Worked for The Lisbon City Hall between 1995 and 2000



José Afonso Zinho Antunes


João Azevedo

Born in Lisbon, in 1975
Degree at Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon in 2000
Member of The Order of Architects since 2000

Alina Muresan

Born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1975
Degree in Architecture at UAUIM University, Bucharest in 1999
Member of the Romanian Architects’ Association since 2001
Member of The Order of Architects since 2011

Rita Zinho Person

Born in Grenoble, France, in 1990
Degree in Architecture at the ENSA University in Marseille, France in 2015
Order of Architects in Lyon, France, 2017

Marta Wlodarczyk

Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1986
Bachelor Degree in Architecture at the University in Brighton, England in 2010
Professional Diploma in Architecture at London Metropolitan University, England in 2014

Gisela Antunes

Born in Lisbon in 1983
Degree in Architecture at the Lusíada University of Lisbon in 2008
Member of The Order of Architects since 2011

Ricardo Cabral

Born in Ponta Delgada in 1990
“Preparatórios” in Architecture at UAE University of the Azores, in 2008 – 2010
Degree in Architecture at ISCTE University in Lisbon, 2010 – 2015
Member of The Order of Architects since 2018

Management | Administration:

Rui Vaz

Born in Lisbon in 1962
Degree in Business Management, at Instituto Superior de Economia (now ISEG), in 1986