Diogo Real


BArch, MArch, ARB

Diogo joined HTA in April 2018 and has since been working as an architect on a build to rent scheme in London Borough of Ealing comprising of approximately 250 units.

Prior to joining HTA, Diogo worked for Jan Kattein Architects where he led several innovative community-based and urban development projects for various local authorities. These projects involved coordination between the GLA, local businesses, residents, construction companies, makers and other designers. Each project endeavoured to strengthen the identity, safety and local economy of the surrounding area. Working through all stages, Diogo gained experience in the delivery of high impact physical improvements on restricted budgets. He was also involved in several other projects across the private residential sector, including the Whitecross Street housing project for Peabody.

Diogo studied at the Porto School of Architecture and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. His Master’s Thesis entitled “Time, City and Architecture: from Mat-building to Mat-urbanism” was awarded a distinction in Porto.

Significant projects Diogo has worked on include:

Project architect on the Market Place Sutton Regeneration Project, LB Sutton.
Diogo worked with local shopkeepers, residents, the local market and other designers to propose a series of interventions to enliven the northern end of Sutton High Street.

Through events and workshops local traders and residents were able to contribute to the design development. In the end, a comprehensive package of works delivered shop front improvements, facade colour schemes, alleyway paving and lighting, gable murals, public furniture, tree planting & three entrepreneurs’ kiosks.

Architectural Assistant on the Stamford Hill Area Action Plan Evidence Base, LB Hackney, which was awarded a London Planning Award 2015-2016.
Diogo was involved on-site surveying and feasibility studies through the use of innovative housing typologies for over 80 sites across Stamford Hill. This piece of work is now being implemented into Hackney's planning documentation.