Teresa Novais graduated in Architecture in 1991 by the Faculty of Architecture of Oporto University. From 1988 to 1990 she worked in London manly with Foster Associates. Back in Portugal, she worked with Eduardo Souto Moura from 1991 to 1996. She collaborated sporadically with Álvaro Siza.
In 1991 she started project activity with Jorge Carvalho under the name aNC arquitectos. From aNC’s projects, the most relevant are the Primary School in Matosinhos, 6 Centres of Support and Maintenance in Highways in Portuga. Currently, aNC is designing a series of projects related with the rehabilitation of the Porto city centre. aNC was local atelier in Casa da Música, a Rem Koolhaas - OMA project in Porto. aNC’s projects have been published in countless specialized national and international publications. Their work was awarded in 2014 at the 9th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, with P.A.U.M.A. award in 2006, and the Silver medal in the European Architecture Award “Luigi Consenza” 2002. The office has been invited to present its work in Portugal, Spain, France, England, Germany, Ireland, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Argelia and Argentina.
Teresa Novais was the President of the Board of Directors of the Architects Order between 2008/2010 and was in charge of Cultural Affairs between 2005/2007. She taught design Studio at the Architecture and Arts Faculty of Lusíada University in Porto between 1994/2015. She was guest critique at different Portuguese universities as well at University College Dublin and Limerick School, Ireland.
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