José Mateus is the Chairman of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Graduated in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL). Founded, together with Nuno Mateus, ARX Portugal Arquitectos. Mateus was also President of the Southern Regional Assembly of the Portuguese Architects Guild, as well as vice-president of the direction of the same regional section between 2005-2007. He was a guest professor at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, thought at Escola Técnica Superior d’ Arquitectura of the Universitat Internacional da Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC), in Barcelona; at Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) and at Escola Superior de Artes Decorativas de Lisboa (ESAD).