Frederico Valsassina is a notable and respected Portuguese architect, born in Lisbon in 1955. He graduated in architecture at the Escola de Belas Artes de Lisboa in July 1979. With a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge, Valsassina has collaborated with several other architectural studios, both national and international, setting up his own studio in 1986.
He has undertaken many prestigious rehabilitation projects, including Palácio dos Condes de Murça, Palácio Contador-Mor, and the residential building located in Av. da República no.37. All three were honoured with a National Award for Urban Rehabilitation.
His studio has worked in various fields, and at different scales. For example: Herdade do Freixo Winery, in Alentejo; Alcântara’s ETAR wastewater treatment in partnership with Manuel Aires Mateus and João Nunes; and the new Hospital CUF Tejo, in Lisbon, currently under construction. Valsassina’s works have been published in Portugal and abroad