João Barros Matos (Lisbon, 1967) graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (FAUTL) in 1990. He holds a Master’s degree in Architectural Heritage Conservation (2002) from the University of Évora and a PhD in Architecture (2012) from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Seville (ETSAS). Since 2001 he is Lecturer on architectural projects at the Department of Architecture of the University of Évora and, since 2013, Director of the Master in Architecture course at the University of Évora. Specialized in conservation and rehabilitation interventions in heritage, he worked for the General-Directorate for Buildings and National Monuments (DGEMN) from 1996 to 2004. Some of his architectural works have been awarded, published or selected to integrate exhibitions, namely the Estalagem da Casa Branca in Funchal, in co-authorship with João Favila, which was awarded the Municipal Prize of Architecture (Funchal) and nominated for both the Mies van der Rohe Award (Barcelona) and the Secil Prize (Lisbon) in 2001.