José Mateus

Partner – ARX Portugal

Born in Castelo Branco, Portugal, 1963.

BA in Architecture from FAUTL (1986), lives and works in Lisbon.

He founded with Nuno Mateus the studio ARX Portugal (1991), in which he held more than a hundred projects and contests. His work included several exhibitions, having been approached in numerous articles, subject of monographs and recognized through several prizes.

He is an associate and chairman of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial Board. He was Executive Director of the Triennale (2007-2010).

He was vice-president of the Southern Regional Council of the Order of Architects (2005-2007) and president of the Southern Regional Assembly (2008-2010).
He was an associate professor at IST Lisboa, ESAD Lisbon lecturer at ISCTE and invited lecturer at ESA at Univ. International of Catalonia. He was a doctoral student in the Doctorate in Architecture Program at IST.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Babel group.

He was the author of the semiannual magazine Linha (Expresso) and the television series Tempo & Traço (Sic-Notícias) focused on the themes of architecture, design, landscape and visual arts.

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