Architect and urban planner based in Macau since 2003, he spreads his practice
through architectural design, teaching and research.
He studied in Lisbon and Milan having graduated in Architecture and Urban
Planning by the Lisbon Faculty of Architecture, with a Post-graduation in
Architectural Theory, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Urbanism,he is currently a
PhD candidate in Urbanism, writing his thesis about the phenomena of urban
space appropriation in Macau.
Senior Lecturer at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, Adjunct Assistant
Professor at the CUHK School of Architecture in Hong Kong, and a frequent
speaker and juror internationally. He founded and directs the Macau based CURB
· Center for Architecture and Urbanism.
Currently the Chairman of Arcasia Committee of Architectural Education, he’s also
a Director of the Architects Association of Macau, the Coordinator of the Cities
and Territories Working Group of the Congress of Portuguese Speaking
Architects (CIALP), a Member of the UIA Education Commission and of the
UNESCO-UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education.
As principal of his own office URBAN PRACTICE, he develops projects ranging
from the urban scale, to architecture and design, both in Macau and abroad.
Winner of the competition for design and curatorship of the Macau Pavilion at the
2013 SZHK Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Shenzhen) and selected to
participate at 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture with the installation “The
Added Layer” in the Macau pavilion.