Beatriz Castiglione has a master degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Porto, Portugal. Part of her academic career, she was based at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in Brazil, under a mobility program. In 2014 she became a research fellow at CIBIO – Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, in Porto, where she did research on the subject of urban allotments. In 2015 she worked in Ecuador and Brazil, where she was involved in several landscape architecture projects at different scales.
Since graduating, Beatriz has focused on urban landscape, designing inclusive cities and the effects of contact with nature and good public spaces for citizens’ well being. Since August 2016, she has been working at the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs (ANCV) on the Fifth Facade Project (PQAP) and is also responsible for the management and promotion of the association.