Born in Porto on the 2nd of February of 1939, Alexandre Alves Costa graduated on ESBAP in 1956.
He became Professor Emeritus at FAUP and he is still teaching at FCTUC. He is also an honorary member of OA.
He published several books and texts, and he is considered one of the most influential architects in Portuguese architecture.
Since 1970 he runs, together with Sérgio Fernandez, "atelier 15" with whom he won several awards.