Fernando Tavora (Architect) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Fernando Luís Cardoso de Meneses de Tavares e Távora, ComSE, simply known as Fernando Távora, was a renowned Portuguese architect and professor.

About Fernando Tavora

Portuguese architect who received the Gold Medal of the City of Porto and the Comenda da Ordem Militar de Santiago e Espada.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Porto School of Fine Arts in 1952. His work would be exhibited at such organizations as the Smithsonian Institution, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Venice Biennial.


He taught architecture at the University of Coimbra and at the University of Porto.

Family Life

He was the sixth of seven children born to José Ferrão de Tavares e Távora and his wife, Maria José Lobo de Sousa Machado Cardoso de Meneses. His mother bequeathed the House of Covilhã to him.


He and Frank Lloyd Wright were fellow architects.

Information related to Fernando Távora

  • Portuguese architecture – Portuguese architecture is an aspect of Portuguese culture that refers to both the architecture of present-day Portugal’s territory in Continental Portugal, the Azores and Madeira, as well as the architectural heritage/patrimony of Portuguese architects and styles throughout the world…
  • Recipients of the Order of Saint James of the Sword
  • University of Coimbra faculty
  • 20th-century Portuguese architects
  • University of Porto faculty
  • Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne members
  • Portuguese architects
  • Architecture educators
  • 21st-century architects
  • University of Porto alumni

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