Nuno Almeida has amassed extensive experience in leading large-scale international designs of high complexity (both in terms of their geometrical/design complexity and political/strategic complexity). His experience extends from conceptual design (including several winning design concepts and competitions), through to detailed design development and construction documentation. In all phases, he plays an active role in both the internal design creation, optimization and buildability, and in the external management of private and public clients, public entities, contractors, and consultants. In addition, Nuno also manages the contractual, commercial and financial aspects of most projects with which he has been involved.
Apart from the external and internal roles related to the design and management of projects at UNStudio, Nuno also actively participated in the studio’s balanced growth, from a 20-something-employee design practice, to a 120-plus-employee architectural company, while maintaining both the design ambition and the quality that had first brought UNStudio to the forefront of the architectural discourse. During this time, Nuno performed a number of key roles ranging from early organizational changes for the Quality Certification ISO 9001 in 2001, to the implementation of Research & Development programs and Knowledge Management strategies, that allowed their adaptation to ever-larger projects, cutting-edge geometries and industry technological advances.
Independently and representing UNStudio, Nuno Almeida has lectured and taught at several universities and congresses.