Rui Furtado was born in Porto in 1959 and graduated in Civil Engineering from FEUP, Porto University in 1982. He is a Member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (Association of Engineers) and a specialist in structures. In 2012 he lectured in Analysis of Structures at the Architecture Course of Saint Joseph’s University in Macau. Rui currently lectures at Lusófona University in Porto and manages afaconsult, a firm where he focuses on the integration of structures as a way of enhancing final result of architecture. Some examples of his work: Braga Municipal Stadium; Casa da Música, Porto; New Coach Museum, Lisbon; MUDAC – Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, Lausanne; MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.