Nuno Soares is an architect and urban planner based in Macau since 2003, spreading his practice through architectural design, teaching, and research. He is the coordinator of the Architecture Programmes at the University of Saint Joseph, in Macau, a frequent speaker, lecturer and juror internationally.
Nuno is a member of the Steering Committee of the Education Commission of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the UNESCO-UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education, the Immediate Past Vice President of ARCASIA Zone C and currently the Coordinator of the Cities and Territories Working Group of the Congress of Portuguese Speaking Architects (CIALP). He’s a Director of the Architects Association of Macau (AAM) and a Member of the Council of Architecture, Engineering and Urbanism of Macau SAR (CAEU).
He founded and directs the Macau-based CURB – Center for Architecture and Urbanism, a non-profit that promotes research, education, production and dissemination of knowledge in architecture and urbanism, taking local issues to a global audience.
As principal of his own office URBAN PRACTICE, he develops projects ranging from the urban scale, to architecture and design, both in Macau and abroad. His work has been exhibited at the UABB Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Shenzhen), Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and Venice Biennale of Architecture.