Eduardo Souto de Moura was born in 1952 in Porto, Portugal. He studied architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Porto, and taught there from 1981 to 1991. He later took up work as a professor at the University of Porto’s Faculty of Architecture. Eduardo Souto de Moura founded his own practice in 1980. He has been a visiting professor at the architectural schools of Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, ETH Zurich, Lausanne and Mantova. He has participated in numerous seminars and given many lectures, both in Portugal and abroad. His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions. In 2011 he received the Pritzker Prize, and in 2013 the Wolf Prize.