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Luis Santos

Senior Architect


From my experience in detail design, I have become much more aware of the need for a clear architectural concept, more than the building itself.


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University of Porto, Master Degree in Architecture, 2003



During his education Luis became interested in Nordic Architecture, being a visiting student of AHO and researcher in Contemporary Finnish Architecture, finishing his degree in architecture with a thesis on this subject.  In 2001 he joined NSW as a trainee.

In 2002 together with Joao Carneiro and Ricardo Prata, Luis started Sala 5 studio in Porto, delivering international competitions, having projects selected and awarded.

After completing his education, Luis has worked in Espinho with CNLL and in London with Foster & Partners.  In 2006 Luis was reemployed in NSW. Luis has been involved in a number of different scale projects, where he has been able to demonstrate unique detail design skills.

Luis has also been a valuable member of several architecture competition teams at NSW.

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