José Martins graduated at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and has a Master degree in Architecture and Urban Culture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In 2012 he won the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee's Scholarship for a research project about emergent offices in Tokyo. He was assistant tutor at Porto Academy in 2013. From 2011 to 2013 José was President of Portuguese Architectural Association in Braga. He worked with Frits van Dongen in the De Architekten Cie in Amsterdam before establishing his own office in 2013. He regularly publishes his works and writings in Portugal and abroad. From 2016-18 he was Art Director at the Brazilian product design company called ALMA.