Our Group



About us


Our group

We partner on the entire lifecycle of your project

Welcome to José Ferraz & Associados (JFA), where we embark on a transformative journey to design world-class solutions that contribute to a better life. As a leading Portuguese firm, we stand as a beacon of excellence, guiding projects through their entire lifecycle with a commitment to innovation, professionalism, and sustainability.

our essence

The Essence of JFA

Our foundation rests on principles of rigor, professionalism, innovation, and quality.

Founding Principles: Established in 2002 by our visionary CEO, José Miguel Real Branco Gomes Ferraz, JFA was built upon a dream of creating an industry-leading firm dedicated to delivering a better world. Our foundation rests on principles of rigor, professionalism, innovation, and quality.


Global Presence: While headquartered in Oporto with a branch in Lisbon, our influence extends globally. With subsidiaries and representations in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North Africa, JFA has become a symbol of Portuguese expertise reaching far beyond its borders.

Our Multidisciplinary Expertise

Comprehensive Services: With over two decades of experience, JFA offers a complete range of architectural and engineering-related consultancy services. From consulting and master planning to design, architecture, engineering, construction, project management, Supervision and asset management, we cover the entire spectrum of project needs.


Innovation Hub: At JFA, our consultants are more than experts; they are disruptors and innovators. Armed with extensive sector-specific experience and cutting-edge tools, they transform infrastructure to create better and more sustainable living environments.

JFA in Numbers


years in the industry, JFA stands as one of Portugal's most accomplished providers of professional consultancy and support services.


in-house staff and a global workforce exceeding 500 employees. Our diversity in skills and expertise enables us to tackle projects on a global scale.


projects delivered worldwide.
Our extensive network allows us to resource projects along the entire value chain, across every aspect of the built environment, in every region.


offices in 13 countries, we operate in over 37 countries across 6 continents, including the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

JFA In Portugal: Leading the European Design and Project Management Scene

As a premier European design and project management consultancy, JFA Portugal is dedicated to excellence. Our diverse team of architects, engineers, designers, and project managers possesses the knowledge and expertise to handle technically challenging and time-sensitive projects.

JFA Worldwide

Global Excellence Since 2005

JFA International, the global arm of JFA, has been committed to worldwide expansion since 2005. With a history spanning over 21 years, our team of approximately 500 professionals across 12 offices worldwide has successfully delivered projects in 37 countries across 4 continents.


Diversity in Approach: Our diverse approach focuses on local delivery, collaborating closely with local clients and partners while leveraging the full strength of our skills and expertise on a global scale.

The Heart of JFA

People-Centric Excellence

500 People Strong: At JFA, we take pride in being a close-knit family of 500 professionals who, every day, imagine, create, and achieve concrete solutions. Our collective strength lies in putting deep technical expertise at the service of our community.


Solving Real Problems for Real People: Regardless of our specialism or location, our greatest pride stems from working together to solve real problems for real people. We are united in our commitment to fighting climate change and improving living environments.

1,000+ Projects

A Legacy of Excellence

Project Excellence: With an impressive portfolio of over 1000 projects delivered and managed worldwide, JFA has left an indelible mark on the built environment. Each project reflects our unwavering commitment to innovative, value-centric, and sustainable solutions.


Shaping the Future: Our projects go beyond infrastructure; they shape the future of communities and regions, addressing real-world challenges with ingenuity and expertise. Join us at JFA, where every project is an opportunity to create a lasting impact and a better life.

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