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Joao Pinelo Silva

  • Ph.D. M.Sc. Lic. Arch. E.D.A.C.
  • Assistant Professor Architecture
  • University of Bahrain
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Recent publications

  • Solar radiation and street temperature as function of street orientation. An analysis of the status quo and simulation of future scenarios towards sustainability in Bahrain

    • Silva J
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  • Hippocampal Neurons: Simulating the Spatial Structure of a Complex Maze

    • Javadi A
    • Emo B
    • Zisch F
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor Architecture

University of Bahrain

September 2013 - Present

Visiting Lecturer

Northumbria University

February 2012 - December 2012(10 months)

Guest Lecturer

University College London

December 2010 - January 2012(a year)


University College London

October 2007 - December 2010(3 years)


Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Arquitectura

September 1999 - August 2006(7 years)


Ph.D. Architecture

University College London

September 2006 - December 2010(4 years)

M.Sc. Built Environment Evaluation for Sustainability

University of Salford

September 2002 - September 2003(a year)

Licenciatura Architecture and Planning (APUT)

Universidade Lisboa

September 1996 - July 2000(4 years)


I am Assistant Professor at the University of Bahrain. I am a registered architect and urban planner. I earned a Ph.D. in architecture with an emphasis on spatial cognition and urban design from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), and hold an M.Sc. in built environment evaluation for sustainability from Salford University and a Lic. Architecture of Urban and Territorial Planning (equiv. to B.A. urban planning and an M.Arch. architecture) from the Technical University of Lisbon. I am certified in Evidence-Based Design (EDAC). I worked as an architect and planner and as a consultant for urban redevelopment. I co-founded a tech company in Berkeley California and founded Optimal Spatial Strategies Ltd in London. I taught geographic information systems for urban analysis for over 15 years, and was a Guest Lecturer on Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition in the Masters Program in Advanced Architectural Studies at University College London. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Co-authors (28)

  • Sónia Lamela