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).

Fernando de Castello-Branco

Director - International Division

Fernando de Castello-Branco
Fernando Nuno Botelho de Castello-Branco, architect, was born in Rio de Janeiro on the 14th of November, 1959.
Undergradute studies from Universidade Santa Úrsula in Rio de Janeiro (1981),
Graduate (Master os Science) studies in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, U.S.A..
Internship at the architecture practice of arch. Sérgio Bernardes (1978 till 1981).
In his masters degree thesis ‘Upgrading of Substandard Settlements in Developing Countries’ he used as case study the hillside neighborhood of of ‘Casal Ventoso’ in Lisbon to seek low cost sanitation solutions and the urban requalification of that slum settlement in the 80’s.
Architect in the Municipality of Lisbon in the Rehabilitation of Substandard Areas (1983 till 1988).
Founding partner of GRAPHOS Architects since 1986 where he remained until 2012. In intellectual co-authorship he was responsible for a significant number of projects and buildings in Portugal, Angola and Algeria.
Property Appraiser since 2002 granted by ESAI –Escola Superior de Actividades Imobiliárias, in Lisbon.
Administrator of FULL CIRCLE – Soluções Imobiliárias Integradas S.A., company devoted to procurement and set up of real estate businesses (2002 till 2007).
Invited by EXPRESSO / SOJORNAL to lead and coordinate the design competition for the new headoffice building the said group would eventually build on Rotunda da Bela Vista in Lisbon, later the decision to build the company’s headquarters moved to Porto Salvo (2002 till 2003).
Fórum Montijo and Montijo Retail Park are one of many design commissions in co-authorship with architect Paulo Prazeres de Sá, the shopping was part of a final shortlist for award winning design granted by the ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers (2004).
Manique Village, a residential condominium nearby Lisbon, in co-authorship, was part of the final winning shortlist of the ‘Real Estate Oscars’ of magazine IMOBILIÀRIA (2006).
Sesimbra Bay, a touristic development in Sesimbra, in co-authorship, was included in the final award winning shortlist of the ‘Real Estate Oscars’ of magazine IMOBILIÀRIA (2011).
Associate Director for the International Division – Nuno Leónidas Arquitectos (2013)

Paulo Aguiar

Director Asia and Middle East General Manager and Partner of NLATimor

Duarte Tenera

Director - Creative Department

Duarte Nuno Azevedo Vicente Ramos Tenera, was born on the 6th of October 1967.
Graduated in Architecture by the “Universidade   Lusíada de Lisboa”, in 1991
Professional Experience
With NUNO LEÓNIDAS – Arquitectos Associados, Lda. (since 1991):

    Epul – “Encosta do Mosteiro” – Lisbon  
    Estoril Praia – Masterplan – Estoril  
    Azinor – Hotel Torre Vasco da Gama – 5* Hotel   - Lisbon
    Sana Park Malhoa Hotel – 4* Hotel - Lisbon  
    Marlagos – “Marina Club” Aparthotel 4* - Lagos,   Algarve
    Marlagos – Tourist Flats - Lagos, Algarve  
    Epul – “Encosta do Mosteiro” – Lisbon  
    Estoril Praia – Housing Complex – Estoril   
    Marlagos – Condominium – Lagos, Algarve  
    Neocivil – Apartments – Plot 14 – Lagos,   Algarve
    Neocivil – Apartments – Plots 10/11, 12/13,15/16   – Lagos, Algarve
    Housing, Retail and Offices - Montijo  
    Norfin – “Office Park Expo” – Offices Complex   – Parque das Nações,Lisbon
    IIES and INATEL – Head Office – Parque das   Nações, Lisbon
    “Galerias S. Bento” – Leisure Center – Railway   Station S. Bento – Oporto
    Vasp – New Facilities – Talaíde   
    Refer – Railway Station – Guarda  
    Estoril Praia – Sports Complex – Estoril  
    Refer – Railway Stations Tunes/Faro – Algarve   - Competition

Patrick Pessoa

Director of international projects department

Alexandre Patrick Fernandes Esteves Rodrigues Pessoa, architect, was born in Reading (Berkshire, United Kingdom) on the 15th of March 1975

Academic Background:

Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Architectural Studies (AAS) na Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), London, UK (2004);

Diploma in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture (FA), Lisbon Technical University (UTL), Lisbon (2000).

Profissional Activity:

Architect in NLA – Nuno Leónidas Associated Architects, Lda., Lisbon, since 2005

Architect in NLA Timor – – Urbanismo, Arquitectura e Engenharia, since 2016

Architect in DALAN – Engenharia, Estudos e Projectos (NLA Projects) between 2009 and 2016

External Researcher at the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon Technical University), Lisboa (2004);

Architect in CVDB – Cristina Veríssimo e Diogo Burnay, Associated Architects Lda., Lisbon (2001-2002);

Trainee Architect in Rocco Design Limited, Architects & Engineers (RDL), Hong Kong (2000);

Research Activities:

Co-author of the ‘long paper’ (with Prof. Teresa Valssassina Heitor and Prof. Ana Tostões) “Inside-Out and Outside-In: when setting and content interact” (investigation on how spatial properties of the Gulbenkian Foudation’s temporary art gallery interact with Gormley's work and correspond to his intention of bringing space together with the content so a narrative is created), presented at the 5th Space Syntax Symposium, Delft, Netherlands (2005).

Attends to the 4º Space Syntax Symposium in London, UK (2003).


Sebastião Sanchez

Project Manager

Ana Oliveira

Project Manager

Dina Oliveira

Project Manager

José Lopez

Project Manager

Marta Bravo

Project Manager

Fernando Oliveira

Project Manager

Pilar Valadares

Senior Architect

Isabel Cunha

Senior Architect

Ágata Fontes

Senior Architect

Teresa Afonso

Rita Nogueira

Tiago Martins

Joana Gabriel

Maria Inês Gonçalves

Sérgio Guedes

José Pina Managem


Tatiana Pires dos Santos


Madalena Silva


Sofia Lopes


Sandro Ferraz


José Mestre


Jorge Alves


Pedro Leónidas


Luis Moreira

CAD Designer

Ricardo Martins

Quantity Surveyor

Irene Barreto

Administrative Director

Cristina Duarte


Flávia Mendonça