ADA - Atelier de Arquitectura was established in 1993 as Atelier of Architecture and Urbanism by Arq. Jorge Cardoso Teixeira, based in the city of Trofa.

More recently, the company transferred its social Headquarters to Vila Nova de Famalicão, where it acquired a larger, new space, responding to growing needs that the search for new markets has enabled.

The Company has been focused on providing Architecture and Urban Planning services, having yet come to play some specialized areas within the architecture of the universe, including the development of projects in the field of media and communications, administrative buildings, hotels and tourism, health services, industry, commercial enterprises, collective and public housing.

At the level of individual housing, ADA achieve expertise in disciplines such as Home Automation, structures for roofs and facades in structural glass, fixed and mobile. It has also developed several projects in design furniture and urban equipment.


Whether you own land or are still looking, we'll send out our team to advise you on the benefits and challenges of each site and how best to deliver your project based on an in-depth site review.

Our architects will work with you to review your budget and finalize the project layout to create conceptual plans. Based on these plans, we can provide a project estimate and timeline.

Every state and local administration can be different when it comes to regulations. Our architects will verify the feasibility of the project so it's designed and built to meet local requirements.

After approval of the project, we start the supervision of the project construction, so the initial plans are respected until the work is completed.


Architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. Often, conflicting requirements must be resolved. The practise of Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimation and construction administration.

Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment, including air and water and infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation and distribution networks. Urban planning guides and ensures the orderly development of settlements and satellite communities which commute into and out of urban areas.

Interior Design implies that there is more of an emphasis on planning, functional design and effective use of space involved in this profession, as compared to interior decorating. An interior designer can undertake projects that include arranging the basic layout of spaces within a building as well as projects that require an understanding of technical issues such as acoustics, lighting, temperature, etc.




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