Lopes da Costa

José António Lopes da Costa
Architect D.P.L.G.

He was born in 1959, in Ovar.
He took a degree in Architecture by Unité Pédagogique d'Archilecture de Bardeaux, in 1984.
He made his internship in Rio de Janeiro at Atelier Sérgio Bernardes and Associates. Started his activity, in 1984. Collaborated with the architect Manuel Fernandes de Sá, in the elaboration of the Municipal Master Plan of Santa Maria da Feira and in the coordination of the Municipal Master Plan of Vale de Cambra. 
He founded the Atelier d’Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa, Lda. (now known as Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa) in Ovar, in 1989, where he carries on business, having won the 1st prize in various contests, the 3rd prize in the competition for the new City Hall of Vale de Cambra and the 2nd prize in the contests for the House of Arts in Ovar and the Academy of Music in São João da Madeira, both with Tiago Meireles. Also received the Januário Godinho Architecture Award, wilh the House Joõo Sintra Coelho in Ovor, with Rui Ventura. He developed the Detailed Plan for the Aveiro Sports Park and also developed the landscaping proiect of the surrounding area of Aveiro Stadium for Euro 2004. He elaborated projects in dierent places all over Portugal, in Italy, Mozambique, Angola amang others. 
Between 2006 and 2011 he was part of the direction of NAAV (Core Architects of Aveiro). Participated in several group exhibitions and has works published in various journals. Also includes the publication of a monograph on the work of the Atelier.

Tiago de Albuquerque Barbosa Meireles
Architect F.A.U.P. 

He was born in 1966, in Porto.
Architect from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, in 1991.
He has been working at Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa since 1988, and has participated in several projects in co-authorship, some of them awarded.
Alongside he is developing some projects in individual name. He has Works published in various journals.
Traveler and amateur photographer, he has some of his photographs in exhibitions and private collections.

Joana Jorge Pinho
Architect E.S.A.P.

She was born in Braga, in 1982. 
Architect of the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, in 2008.
She has been working at Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa since 2016.

Maria Alexandra Tigre
Secretary – degree in modern languages and literatures F.L.U.P.

She was born in Porto in 1968. 
In 1989 she graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures in English and German Studies, at Faculdade de Letras of Oporto University.
Since January 1999, she has worked as a secretary at Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes daCosta.
She has cooperated with several institutions as a teacher of Training Courses of English, Italian and Portuguese for Foreigners.

Afonso Tigre Lopes da Costa

He was born in Porto in 1988. 
Architect of the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Lusíada do Porto, in 2014, having been in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2010/2011.
He worked at Atelier Lopes da Costa between 2014 to 2017.
He collaborated for a year at Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai Arquitectos Lda., with a project in partnership with Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. He also collaborated as an architect at MASS Lab.
He has been working at Atelier d'Arquitectura Lopes da Costa since 2019.

Other collaborators since 1985

Ana Sofia Coutinho, António Campello, Armando Teixeira, Eliana Sousa, Fernado Maia, Filipe Ribeiro, Hélder Ventura, Helena Rente, Jorge Rosa, José Mota, Leandro Ribeiro, Luís Rodrigues, Luís Santos, Manuel Melo, Manuel Miranda, Marco Macedo, Marta Carvalho, Patrícia Alvarez, Pedro Rocha, Rita Barreira Gonçalves, Rosa Oliveira, Rui Santos, Rui Ventura, Santos Godinho, Sérgio Almeida, Xavier Almeida.