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Born: Coimbra, Portugal
The architect Jose Forjaz has worked in Sub-Saharian Africa since the early 1960s and after serving as National Director of housing for seven years , was that Country’s Secretary of State for physical planning. He has also designed in Swaziland, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. Forjaz searches to make an architecture that is not merely Eurocentric, but which finds reasons for its forms within the local culture.
Diploma in Architecture with distinction
Fine Arts School of Oporto, Portugal 1966
Master of Science in Architecture, Columbia, University, New York, U.S.1968
Professional Membership and Registration
Licensed to practice architecture in Portugal, Mozambique, South Africa.
Member of the South African Council For Architect 1990
Member of the South African Institute of Architect 1969
Member of the Associação dos Arquitectos Portugueses 1991