Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1963 and graduates as an architect in F.A./U.T.L., Lisbon Portugal in 1986.
Collaboration with architect Gonçalo Byrne since 1983.
Collaboration with architect Francisco Aires Mateus since 1988.
Teacher in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, in 2002 and 2005; Fakulteta za Arhitekturo, Universa v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2003/2004; Accademia di Architectura, Mendrízio, Switzerland, since 2001; Universidade Autónoma, Lisbon, since 1998; Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, since 1997
Invited for several seminars and conferences in: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.