Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja

Fala Atelier
February 19, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Spotlight Award + Lecture

Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This lecture is available for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Watch the lecture, download the pdf, and submit for credit.

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Join us at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the 2020 Spotlight Award + Lecture with Fala Atelier.

Founded in 2013 in Porto, Portugal, Fala Atelier is led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja. The studio prides itself in taking lightness and joy very seriously, a quality reflected in the playfulness and graphic nature of their orderly yet provocative drawings.

The firm’s work has been exhibited at the architecture biennials in Venice and Chicago, the Serralves Foundation, and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, and in single exhibitions in Panama, Italy, Macedonia, France, and Portugal.

Fala’s work has been widely published in international media platforms, including DomusEngawaBaumeisterZeppellinPlot, and The Architectural Review


Fala has published “01,” a collection of early projects, and the international architecture magazine 2G is publishing a monographic issue on Fala’s work.

The Spotlight Award recognizes the work of exceptionally gifted national and international architects in the early stages of their professional career who have demonstrated design excellence and curiosity through their body of work.

Learn more about the Spotlight Award and view a list of past awardees here.

The Spotlight Award + Lecture is made possible through the generous support of Rice Design Alliance members. Additional support for RDA is provided by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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