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EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA
Eduardo Souto de Moura (b. 1952, Oporto) graduated in architecture from the Oporto Fine Arts School in 1980. In 1974, he collaborated with Noé Dinis’ architectural practice, and from 1974 to 1979 he worked with the seminal architect Álvaro Siza. From 1981 to 1991, he was assistant professor at his alma mater and later began working as a professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Oporto. Souto de Moura has been visiting professor at several architecture schools, such as Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, ETH Zurich and Lausanne, and has taken part in various seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad.
He established his own firm in 1980, whose work has been featured in various publications and exhibitions. Nominated seven times for the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, his work has won several prizes, such as the SECIL Architecture Prize – for Casa da Artes in 1992, Braga Municipal Stadium in 2004 and Casa das Histórias Paula Rego Museum in 2010. In 2011, Souto de Moura was distinguished with the prestigious Pritzker Prize and in 2013 received the Wolf Prize.