Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor
Ricardo Camacho holds an Advanced Master’s Degree at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, with grant from Luso-American Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and a Master degree in Architecture (TU Lisbon), Erasmus Grant for Planning and Urbanism at the Politecnico di Milano. Principal research scholar, between fall 2011 and spring 2013 for the project “Resilient Coastal Environments”, a comparative study between the coastal territories of Portugal and Croatia with a grant from European Union for building technology and territorial management developed at Northeastern University, School of Architecture. In parallel he is been Assistant Instructor and Guest Critic at Kuwait University UngraduateArchitecture Program, Urban Design and Architecture Studios from spring 2011.
Since fall 2014 Ricardo is research associate at Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya Kuwait where he co-produced an exhibition and two volumes publication ‘Kuwait Modern Architecture’ which features the local building production between 1949-89.
As an architect since 2003, Ricardo has worked in Germany, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, UK, USA, Morocco, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. Principal of Casa Granturismo, he led collaborations with world renowned practices such as Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, Fernando Romero, Angelo Bucci, Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič, Hrvoje Njiric, Sasa Randic and is author of several building and urban design projects in Portugal and Kuwait. After extending his practice in to Kuwait in 2009, Ricardo accomplished the reconversion of a significant section of Kuwait City Green Belt (Al Shaheed Park phases I and II for the Amiri Diwan) as lead architect and still developing his practice in this country.
In 2004 he was awarded at the Ibero-American Biennale in Lima, Peru as part of the collective Emitflesti. Latter, in 2007 awarded with the prize for Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Rotary Club in Portugal, in 2009 nominated for the PAYS.MED.URBAN, the Mediterranean prize for urban development and in 2016 was one of the finalist of Archdaily Building of the Year for the category of Civic& Public Buildings with the Al Shaheed Park.
During those years Ricardo was curator of several international seminars on Architecture, Building Conservation, Preservation and Tourism and co-author of “Habitar Portugal 2006/2009.” In 2012 he was nominated deputy curator for Kuwait first participation in the Venice Biennale of Architecture.