Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972 – 2016) obtained his degree in architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon and also holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich. He has been a guest professor at the University of Coimbra and Carleton University in Ottawa and was deputy director of the Jornal Arquitectos magazine. His book publications include Melancholy and Architecture. On Aldo Rossi (Park Books, 2015). Together with Patrícia Barbas, Diogo founded the Barbas Lopes Arquitectos architectural firm, which collaborated with Gonçalo Byrne on the conversion of the Thalia Theatre in Lisbon. Amongst other ongoing projects, the studio is currently working on the design of a 17-storey building in the centre of Lisbon. The firm’s work was nominated for the Icon Awards 2012, Designs of the Year 2013 and Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.