RAR.STUDIO is a Lisbon-based architectural practice, founded by Rita Aguiar Rodrigues in 2015, designing and producing places and objects, research and critical thinking.

Transversal to the nature of the exercise, the scale of intervention or the respective client typology, the studio’s work inherently involves the design of solutions deploying sensitive, critical and responsive perspectives on the context and the contingencies prevailing.

The design process is determined by the principles of client collaboration, mediation with the supervisory entities and assembling and coordinating teams incorporating the necessary range of technical and specialist skills, knowledge and experience.

Through joint reflection, the studio ensures broad reaching, efficient and precise project development.


Rita Aguiar Rodrigues, M. Arch, OA
Founder and Director
rita aguiar rodrigues
Rita graduated from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (DA/UAL) in 2009.
She collaborated with Pedro Reis Arquitecto (2009-10 Lisbon, PT), MMBB Arquitetos (2010-11 São Paulo, BR) and ateliermob (2011-15 Lisbon, PT).
Rita was Assistant Professor at the International MA Program ASG - Architektur.Studium.Generale. from Brandenburg University of Technology and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2012); tutor at the Architecture Intervention Laboratories “Noutra Costa” (2012) and “In Situ” (2013/2016) from the Center for the Study of Architecture, City and Territory of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa; and Assistant Professor at Estúdio Vertical #2 “Stones Are Alive”, coordinated by João Luís Carrilho da Graça, from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2020).
Inês Chambel Borges, M. Arch, OA
Project Leader
Inês graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa in 2018.
She joined RAR.STUDIO in 2019.
Gitte Vandersteen, M. Arch
Gitte graduated from Universiteit Antwerpen in 2019.
She collaborated with OM/AR architecten (2020-2021 Antwerp, BE), before joining RAR.STUDIO in 2022.
Previously – Ana Ponce Suero, Edward Zammit, Francisco Costa, Ioulia Metzidaki, Jaime Rubio Campuzano, Mariana Simões, Marta Morais Miranda, Samuele D'Eramo, Tali Liberman Caldas


Av. General Roçadas n.° 69, R/C Dir.
1170 − 156 Lisboa, Portugal

T. (+351) 218 131 057

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RAR.STUDIO is currently looking for new team members:

. Master’s degree in Architecture;
. Proficient in Portuguese;
. Fluent in written and spoken English;
. Excellent command of ArchiCAD or AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite;
. IEFP internship eligibility;
. Immediate availability.

. Master’s degree in Architecture;
. Min. 3 years of professional experience;
. P
roficient in Portuguese;
. Fluent in written and spoken English;
. E
xcellent command of ArchiCAD or AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite;
. Immediate availability.

Please send your application, until March 31, with CV and portfolio in PDF format
(max. 10MB), using name and job title as subject line, to


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