Luís Rebelo de Andrade graduated with distinction in 1986 the architectural course from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, while working and developing major projects with Intergaup, a national and international awarded Portuguese architectural practice.
In 1988 he opens his own company, and starts developing the project for the English Embassy in Lisbon, and the Casa do Artista, a public building for the retiring artists, that earns him an important role on the Portuguese architectural panorama.
During his career he earns several awards for his achievements in architecture and design, among which are the most innovative Portuguese project in 2007 and the best rehabilitation project in the city of Beja, Portugal
The Aquapura Douro Hotel&Spa was considered the best hotel in Portugal in 2008, and one of the 100 best hotels in the world, by several national and international publications.
He emphasizes sustainable building and site development as fundamental to innovative and imaginative design.
Is currently working, among other relevant projects, on a 1000 hectares master plan for a new city in Montenegro, near the Adriatic Sea, that involves a key responsibility on the sustainability scene, being considered by the Montenegro government a priority and pioneering projects.
Two essential components have always dominated the work developed by RA \\ Architectural and Design Studio: the client and respect for the scenery.
As a matter of fact, the efficiency of this atelier is continuously expressed in the conciliation of both components. Architecture is a multi-subject activity in which technical sophistication and cost management are essential. Yet, architecture is simultaneously an art, and this must never be forgotten.
Our capacity to join together all of these attributes as well as to perform in accordance to the principal of good professionalism has resulted in over a decade of fully accomplished projects.
In a moment of such rapid and intense globalization, where the true basis of our activity are so often forgotten, we strive to further implement and strengthen our presence. Thus, we’ve extended the activities of RA \\ Architectural and Design Studio to the areas of Urban Planning and Real Estate Promotion. These significant and growing variants of activities have been developed either alone or with a number of strategic partners.