Born in Porto in 1952, Eduardo Souto de Moura received his degree in architecture from the Porto School of Fine Arts in 1980. In 1974 he collaborated with the architectural practice of Noé Dinis; between 1975 and 1979 he collaborated with Álvaro Siza; and between 1979 and 1980 with Fernandes de Sá. From 1981 to 1991, he was an assistant professor at his alma mater, and later began to teach as professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. Souto de Moura opened his own office in 1980. He has been visiting professor at the architecture schools of Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, ETH Zurich, Lausanne and Mantova, and has participated in several seminars and lectures both in Portugal and abroad. In 2011 he received the prestigious Pritzker Prize and in 2013 the Wolf Prize.