My name is Eric Rodrigues and I am a licensed Architect, member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), the Ordem dos Arquitectos (Portugal), and a proud member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
My love for architecture started at a very young age as I was always trying to find ways to build new structures with pretty much anything I could find.
I was born in the city of Toronto but as a child moved to Portugal with my parents and settled in the beautiful city of Porto, in the north of the country. Growing up in Portugal definitely shaped my future as I became even more interested in architecture as a profession by observing the work of masters like Alvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Fernando Tavora, Carrilho da Graça & Gonçalo Byrne. I was fascinated by their simplicity and poetry. I then studied architecture in Porto at Universidade Lusíada – Faculdade de Arquitectura & Artes and followed my dream of becoming an Architect.
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with one of my greatest professors and now friend, Fernando Pinheiro at a43 architecture after my second-year studio term. That was my first exposure to architecture as a profession, and after graduating in 2009 and completing my Internship at Balonas & Menano, I applied for membership at the Portuguese Architects Association (Ordem dos Arquitectos).
After completing the exams and courses, I became a fully licensed Architect.