Nuno Brandão Costa (Porto 1970) graduated from Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto (FAUP) in 1994, where he has also taught Project 4 since 2001 and from where he received his PhD in 2013.
He did his internship with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, in 1992 and 1993, and worked with José Fernando Gonçalves & Paulo Providência in Porto, from 1993 to 1998.
In 2004, he won the Revelation and Merit Award from Jornal Expresso/SIC – 12 anos. Nuno´s work was included in the Portuguese representation in the 8th Venice Biennale International Exhibition in 2004, the São Paulo Architecture Biennale in 2005, Portugal Now at Cornell University, New York in 2007, Tradition is innovation in Tokyo in 2011, and the Milan Architecture Triennale in 2004 and 2014.
He was a nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2008 and he was awarded the Secil Prize 2008, the Vale da Gândara Prize 2010/2011 and was a nominee for the BSI – Swiss Architectural Award 2012.
He was a guest teacher at ETSA in Universidad de Navarra, in Taller Barozzi in the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de Girona and at the EHL Campus in Lausanne. He was coordinator and teacher in Advanced Studies in Architectural Design (EAPA) 2014/2015 in FAUP.