About me

My name is Zico Lopes, an architect with expertise in the field of architecture, interior design, built environment and photography, born on the Cape Verde Islands.

Growing up in this part of the city made me realize, that in order gain your own space you need to create it with the resources the city has to offer.

At the age of four I moved to the Netherlands to alight in Rotterdam-West. Growing up in this part of the city made me realize, that in order gain your own space you need to create it with the resources the city has to offer. After finishing high school I attempt Technical University in Delft to study architecture.

Detroit, Michigan

In 2008, after receiving my Bachelor of Architecture degree, I exchanged the Netherlands for the USA to attempt a pre-graduation studio at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and to master my English, due to my international aspirations. During this period I researched ways to improve poor neighbourhoods in the Detroit region by using architecture and urban planning as a tools to increase the life quality and gaining more neighbourhood involvement, by creating informal interaction moments for the people of Brightmoor.