José Miguel Rodrigues was born in Porto in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in 1994. He holds a Master's and a PhD from the same school (1998 and 2000). He is co-author of the New Aldeia da Luz project (1995-2002) and, since 1998, he has been a professor at FAUP. In 2013 he published his PhD thesis "The Ordered and Accessible World of the Forms of Architecture" and since 2011 he has been developing a post-doctoral project entitled "The relationship between theory and practice in Giorgio Grassi: affinities and oppositions", a project for the translation into Portuguese of the author's written work. He has translated, as part of the editorial project Giorgio Grassi, opera omnia, sic: "Leon Batista Alberti and Roman Architecture" and "Selected Writings 1965-2015". He was a member of the Board of Directors of FIMS and Director of the Integrated Master's Degree course in Architecture at FAUP (2009-2018). He is currently Director of the FAUP research centre (the CEAU-FAUP) and Associate Professor at the same school, teaching: History of Modern Architecture (in the Masters) and Thesis Project (in the PDA).