Ana da Costa
Designer · Lisbon, 1960
Ana Cottinelli Telmo Monteiro da Costa.
Graduated in Architecture from the Lisbon Escola Superior de Belas Artes in 1983.
Graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley in 1985.
In 1987, completed the Marketing Fundamentals course at the School of Business Administration at the University of California Extension in San Francisco.
Between 1983 and 1985, worked as Teaching Assistant to the first year Architecture course at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley where she received the Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award.
During her years in California (1983 to 1989) she collaborated with the Sandy & Babcock Architecture Office in San Francisco and later as principal architect at the Bluepeter Design office in San Francisco where she was responsible for several projects, including the first exhibition stands for PIXAR and NEXT computers stand. She was also marketing director for the office until 1988.
Returning to Portugal in 1988, where she established her own practice developing projects for exhibitions and the renovation of Palácio de São Vicente. In the same year she is invited as Assistant to the Architecture course at Lusíada University, Lisbon.
Joined Atelier Daciano da Costa in 1991, as principal architect, working with her father on several projects including the interiors of the Belém Cultural Centre, the Cimpor Centre in Maputo, the design and urban furniture of the Central Axis of Alto do Lumiar, the Crowne Plaza hotel in Madeira, and the Casa da Música furniture in Porto, among others.
Subsequently combined her professional and academic activity as Assistant Guest Lecturer at the Lisbon Technical University Faculty of Architecture, where she teaches until 1999.
From 2005 onwards, heads up the Atelier Daciano da Costa, continuing with the "way of working in architecture" inherited from her father, Daciano da Costa. This resulted in the production of interior design and architectural projects, in particular the project for the Terreiro do Paço Interface in Lisbon, the AREA stores, the Banco Espírito Santo Agencies in Lisbon and Altura, the Ivens 31 housing project in Lisbon and the Espaço Amoreiras Business Center.
In 2011 opened an office in São Paulo, developing architecture and interior design projects, such as Odebrecht's headquarters in São Paulo, the remodeling of the Urca Business Center in Rio de Janeiro for Odebrecht Oil and Gas and several office and housing projects on behalf of Engeform, Bratke Collet and IdeaZarvos.