Born in Castelo Branco (Portugal), in 1961, has graduated in Architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1984.
In 1987 obtained a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design at Columbia University in New York.
Was Director of Architecture Department, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, from 2004 until 2007
Currently teaching Design Studio in FAUTL and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, also followed in the past several Architectural thesis projects in ESAP (Porto) and was visiting professor in Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC), Barcelona (Spain).
Has worked among others with Peter Eisenman in New York from 1987 until 1991 and with Daniel Libeskind in Berlim in 1991
In 1991, together with José Paulo Mateus, he founded ARX Portugal Arquitectos.
The office work is wide spread from private to public commissions in Portugal and abroad as well as several international competitions. Some of its major projects are built and a few are currently under construction.