FOUNDING DIRECTORS
Amélia

Amélia Brandão Costa studied architecture at Universidade Lusíada do Porto. She also studied at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and Design at Domus Academy in Milano. She has a post-graduation in Real Estate Management from Instituto de Artes e Ciências do Porto.
Before establishing her own office in 2007 with Rodrigo da Costa Lima she learned from João Pedro Serôdio, Isabel Furtado, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
Her works and writings have been awarded, published, and presented in lectures and exhibitions. She is founder and editor of Indexnewspaper - which makes part of MOMA NY Library Collection - and has been awarded and exhibited worldwide. She published several articles and edited many books. She was also correspondent of the Swiss architecture magazine Faces.
She has been guest critic, lecturer and jury at different architecture schools such as Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Architectural Association, Akademie der Bildenden Künst München, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, ETH Zürich, FAUP, KU Leuven, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami School of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, Royal College of Art and Yale School of Architecture.
Amélia is Founding Director of Porto Academy.
She is Member of the Portuguese Architects Association Board since 2020.

Rodrigo

Rodrigo da Costa Lima studied architecture at Universidade Lusíada do Porto.
Before establishing his own office in 2007 with Amélia Brandão Costa, he learned from João Pedro Serôdio, Isabel Furtado, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
His works and writings have been published and presented in lectures and exhibitions. He is founder and editor of Indexnewspaper - which makes part of MOMA NY Library Collection - and has been awarded and exhibited worldwide. He published several articles and edited many books.
He has been guest critic, lecturer and jury at different architecture schools worldwide such as Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Architectural Association, Akademie der Bildenden Künst München, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, ETH Zürich, FAUP, KU Leuven, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami School of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, Royal College of Art and Yale School of Architecture.
Rodrigo is Founding Director of Porto Academy.



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