Claudia Taborda studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Évora and holds an MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the QUT School of Design, lecturing on the history of landscape and leading design studios. Her research interest centres broadly on the contemporary landscape project and its relation to architecture, investigating at present the interpretation of site and landscape in the architectural works of Álvaro Siza.
She has lectured in Europe, USA and China in landscape architecture and architecture programs, and has practiced in Portugal, at Global arquitectura paisagista, Lisbon, and in China at standardarchitecture, Beijing. From 2001-2003 she was the Director of Serralves Park in Oporto, Portugal.
She was the curator of LISBOSCOPIO for the Portuguese Official Representation at the 10th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale (2006); she co-curated the exhibition Places and Transitoriness: space, thinking, re-action (2007), and the conference Architecture [IN] ]OUT[ Politics (2010), both for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Her writings have appeared in magazines and catalogues internationally.