Brazil Team

  • Partners

  • Nuno Leónidas


    Nuno Maria Figueira Rodrigues Leónidas, architect, born in in Funchal the 31st March 1954.
    Graduated Architect in "Santa Úrsula" University, Rio de Janeiro (1979)
    Post-Graduated in Urban Planning, "Santa Úrsula" University, Rio de Janeiro (1980)
    Attended the course "town planning in six Italian cities", by Leonardo Benévolo, USU, Rio de Janeiro (1980).
    Technical Manager of "Sopal do Brazil, Ltda.", Rio de Janeiro (1975, 1976).
    Technical and Financial Manager of "VERTIGO - Projectos e Construções, Ltda".(1977-1978).
    Architect in CECAN, Rio de Janeiro(1978, 1979).
    1st prize in the Klabin University Architecture Award for a Children´s Cumunitary Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1977).
    1st prize in a competition promoted by the National Housing Bank - BNH, for a social interest housing project, Brazil (1979).
    Teacher in the 2nd and 3rd University Extension Courses on Architecture and Environmental Applied Solar Energy In Mário Pinotti Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, and in the 1st Conference Cycle about Applied Solar Energy Architecture (1980).
    Office in Lisbon (1980-83).
    Teacher in the 1st Post-Graduation Course PG2 in Environmental
    Architecture in "Escola Superior de Belas-Artes" in Lisbon(1983).
    Member of the Council of Delegates of the Portuguese Architects Association (1987-95).
    Member of the South Regional Directive Council of the Portuguese Architects Association (1996-98).
    General Manager and Founder Partner in Nuno Leónidas - Arquitectos Associados, Lda. (Since 1983).

  • Vasco Leónidas

    Vice President

    Vasco Maria Figueira Rodrigues Leónidas, architect, born in Lisbon, the 20th of January 1964.
    Graduated in Architecture by "Universidade Técnica de Lisboa" University.
    Attended the following courses:

    Course of Project Security, in the Portuguese Association of Architects (1992);
    Environmental Protection, Municipal Building Permit and Territory Management Course (1993);
    SAAE basic Course in ARRIS CAD.

    Teacher in the European Founds Sponsored CAD course "Unix Environment CAD".
    Works in "NUNO LEÓNIDAS - Arquitectos Associados, Lda" since 1980.
    Member of "Grupo de Trabalho da Encomenda"(1992) and Professional Practices Workgroup from the Portugese Association of Architects (1997, 1998).
    He represented the Architects Order in the jury for the International competition for the Science University Library of the "Universidade Nova de Lisboa"(1998).
    Member of the South Admission Council of the Architects order (1999-2001)
    Vice President of the South Region Delegate Council (1999-2001).
    Member of the Council of Delegates of the Portuguese Architects Order (2002-2004).
    Currently is project Manager and Partner of NUNO LEÓNIDAS - Arquitectos Associados, Lda..(since 1989).

  • José Costa Pina


    José Costa Pina, architect, born in Lisbon April 13th 1955.
    Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Santa Ursula in Rio de Janeiro (1982).
    Completed his post-graduation in Theory of Architecture at the Lusiada University in Lisbon (1987).
    Received his Masters Degree at Lusofona’s University of Humanities and Technology in Lisbon (2006).
    Currently taking his PhD in Urbanism at the School of Architecture in Lisbon’s “Universidade Técnica”(2011).
    Partner of the “Fábrica Arquitectura, Lda”, an office in Rio that in the eighties marked the “carioca” architecture with innovative architectural and organizational ideas, especially with the project that  created a  New Image for the Brazilian Oil Company – PETROBRAS. (Brazil, 1983 to 1989)
    Managing partner of the Firm “José Costa Pina e Ricardo Silva Pinto – Arquitectos e Consultores, Lda”, (1990-2000).
    Managing partner of “José Costa Pina, Arquitectura Unipessoal Lda”, held own architectural office in Lisbon developing projects in the areas of tourism, housing and others. (2000-2001)
    Partner in “NLA, Arquitectura e Planejamento Lda.”, operating in Brasil ( from 2011)
     “Cineclube Estação Botafogo” – Prize in the “Interior Architecture” category in the XXIV Annual  IAB-RJ Awards. (1986)
     “Casa dos Barcos”  in the Francisca Island, Angra dos Reis – Honorable Mention in the category: “Space for Social Interaction” – XXVII Annual IAB-RJ Awards (1989)
    National Award for Innovation in the PNIDH Housing Domain, from the Ministry of Descentralization, Housing  and Urban Planning , Brasil, award for housing in rural areas and housing in urban areas. (2010)
    Architectural Project teacher at the University of Santa Ursula in Rio de Janeiro (1987/88)
    Theory of Architecture teacher at the University Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro (1987 to 1989)
    Lecturer  of the university extension course “Arquitectura Popular Portuguesa” in several institutions in Brazil;
    Member of the Regional Engineering, Architectural and Agronomy Council in Rio de Janeiro CREA/RJ (since 1982)
    Member of the Architects’ Institute of Brazil – IAB/RJ, integrating the Deliberative Council of IAB/RJ in the Biennials 86/87 and 88/89 (since 1982)
    Member of the Portuguese Architects’ Order. (since 1982)

  • Ângelo de Castro

    Director - New Business

    Ângelo de Castro is anarchitect, illustrator and painter. Born in 1951 in Uba, Minas Gerais, Brazil . He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidade Santa Ursula in Rio de Janeiro.
    Based in Portugal since 1988, divides her time between Portugal, Angola and Brazil.
    In 1995 he became a member of the "ASAI - The American Society of Architectural Ilustrators and has since been awarded nine "Awards of Excellence" with his illustrations and paintings. Didca In to paint and travel free time to reflect and see new trends of contemporary architecture.
    ADeCArquitectura Independent Studio is led by architect Angelo Castro. The Studio is dedicated to conceptual studies (concept design) and urban design (master plan) in various segments of Architecture, Urbanism and Design. Is equipped with the necessary technical and technological means to effectively develop their activity means.
    "We pay special attention to local culture, scale and the social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability in order to express a creative and functional architecture.
    ADeCArquitectura explores both traditional and digital techniques in the drawings and is committed to offering unique and special results to our clients."
    "In our offices, we are engaged in producing projects with high design quality and sensitivity. We work closely with employees and regular partners able to develop projects in architecture and engineering specialties, forming work teams homogeneous and interactive."