Graduated in Architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura / Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1986. Together with Nuno Mateus, founded in 1991 ARX Portugal Arquitectos.

Mateus has worked as a Professor at several different universities until 2014.

President of the Director's Board of Lisbon Architecture Triennale, was also Executive Director of the events Trienal 2007 and Trienal 2010. Member of Babel publishers’s Editorial Board and a member of the Experts Group of the advisory board to the Art in the Lisbon’s Public Space. Was President of the Southern Regional Assembly of the Ordem dos Arquitectos (2008-2010), as well as Vice President of the Direction of the same Regional Section (2005-2007).

Was Author/Coordinator of the magazine Linha (Architecture, Design and Landscape) of the weekly newspaper Expresso (2003-2006). Was also author/coordinator of the two television series Tempo & Traço for SIC Notícias Channel (2001-2003).

Lecturer in Portugal and in several institutuions around the world. He took part, among many others,  of the jury of the Architecture Prize of São Paulo Biennial in 2003, Europan Spain 2007, ArchiFad 2011 and Experts Board to European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012 and 2013.


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