Born in São Paulo in 1944. From 1964 to 1969 studied at FAUUSP (Architecture and Urban Planning School of the University of São Paulo), from which he obtained a doctor's degree in 2005. He is Professor at FAUUSP since 1972.
He was awarded with many prizes with special highlight to National Brazilian Institut of Architects in 1991, Vilanova Artigas Foundation Prize in 1991 and São Paulo International Architecture Biennale 1993 and 1997