laboratory of investigation
in architecture
and design


Architecture and design Research Laboratory

The LIAD – Architecture and Design Research Laboratory, is an organic structure of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, incorporated under the Statute of the ESAP.

It is a center for studies that aims to develop and frame research activities, whether artistic, scientific or of technological development in the disciplinary fields of Architecture, Building and Urban Planning, supporting the development of academical research.

It promotes collaboration with the activities developed under the courses and organizational research units of the ESAP, also seeking to establish a dynamic relationship with the outside world, through protocols of service and collaboration with other institutions.

It promotes the disclosure of the results of research activity, organizing events of scientific, cultural and artistic nature, as well as other kind of similar initiatives.

What we do


Applied research projects

Research & Technological Development projects applied to specific cases.

Fundamental research projects

Scientific and Academic Research Projects.


Articles published with the results of research activities.