Isabel Martins is an architect, with a PhD in History of Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, with a postgraduate degree in Pedagogical Aggregation from Universidade Agostinho Neto and a specialization in “Planificazione Urbana e Territoriale nei paesi in via de sviluppo – Requalificazione Urbana”, from Tolentini University in Venice.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering at Universidade Agostinho Neto. She coordinated the Curricular Reform of the Architecture Course at the University and collaborated in several research projects focused on the protection of historical, cultural and architectural heritage, among them the Project "Mbanza Kongo, Cidade a desenterrar para preservar", to elevate the city to Heritage of the Humanity, promoted by UNESCO; “Observatório da Chicala", the result of a partnership between the Department of Architecture at Universidade Agostinho Neto and the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design of London Metropolitan University.
She has been organizing and participating in several congresses and seminars, as well as publishing papers and scientific articles. She was a member of the Commission for the Requalification of "Bairros Operários" and "Sambizanga", in Luanda. She has held various academic positions over the last 30 years - Head of the Department of Architecture at Universidade Agostinho Neto, Pedagogical Coordinator of the Architecture Course, among others. She was also part of PhD and Masters dissertation juries.
She collaborates in the Africa Habitat Project as a partner institution, DA-FE-UAN in Luanda.
Territorial planning; Historic heritage; History of architecture; Teaching systems.