ARX Portugal, Founded in 1991 by Nuno Mateus e José Mateus. In 1993, ARX was the subject of the exhibition "Real Reality" which opened the cycle of Exhibitions of Architecture of CCB. Since then it has participated in numerous exhibitions. Highlights the Exhibition "ARX - Arquivo / Archive" at the Centro Cultural de Belém, inserted under the celebrations of its 20 years.
Nuno Mateus, graduated in Architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura / Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1984 and completed in 1987 the "Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design" at Columbia University in New York. Together with José Mateus, founded in 1991 ARX Portugal Arquitectos. Ph.D. in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitetura / Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL), 2013. Guest Associate Professor at Faculdade de Arquitetura / Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Was Director of the Department of Architecture of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa between 2004 and 2007. Lecturer in several conferences on the work of ARX Portugal in Portugal and in several institutions around the world. Worked previously with Peter Eisenman in New York (1987-1991) and Daniel Libeskind in Berlin (1991).
José Mateus, graduated in Architecture from Faculdade de Arquitectura / Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1986. Together with Nuno Mateus, founded in 1991 ARX Portugal Arquitectos. Guest Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), in Lisbon. Ph.D. candidate in Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). President of the Director's Board of Lisbon Architecture Triennale, was also Executive Director of the events Trienal 2007 and Trienal 2010. Is also currently a member of Babel’s Editorial Board and a member of the Experts Group of the advisory board to the Art in the Lisbon’s Public Space. Was President of the Southern Regional Assembly of the Ordem dos Arquitectos (2008-2010), as well as Vice President of the Direction of the same Regional Section (2005-2007). Was Author/Coordinator of the magazine Linha (Architecture, Design and Landscape) of the weekly newspaper Expresso. Was also author/coordinator of the two television series Tempo & Traço for SIC Notícias Channel. Lecturer in Portugal and in several institutuions around the world. He took part of the jury of the Architecture Prize of São Paulo Biennial in 2003, Europan Spain 2007, ArchiFad 2011 and Experts Board to European Prize for Urban Public Space 2012.