Founded in 2010 by Mafalda Melo, MMARQ is an architectural practice based in Lisbon.

Our path is made by the accumulated experience of critical thinking about each project, its specificities and interaction with its various actors.

We do not follow a single language. Each new project is a new beginning. However, there are constant basic premises of ethics, rigour and knowledge of the regulatory context in our approach to each new challenge.


Architectural projects.

Project coordination.

Construction supervision.

Safety against fire risks, developing projects and self-protection measures for all risk categories for buildings and premises.

Consulting in the area of tourist developments.

Consulting in the area of fire safety in buildings and premises.

Interior architecture.



Mafalda Melo

Degree in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (FAUTL), Lisbon, 1990.

Worked in architectural practices in Portugal, 1988-2010.

Taught Descriptive Geometry to the 12th grade, Pedro Nunes High School, Lisbon, 1992.

Foundation of Mafalda Melo Arquitectos, Lda, 2010.

Professional Training Course in Pedagogical Training for Trainers, Lisbon, 2011.

Course “Recognition of Project Designers 3rd and 4th category of Fire Risk”, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), Lisbon, 2011.

ARICA Training Course: 2019. Method for fire safety assessment in existing buildings, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), Lisbon, 2020.