Bernardo da Gama Figueirinhas is an architect graduated at Lusiada University in Lisbon, Portugal 2003. As a student he had as tutors some well recognized architects, namely António Carrilho da Graça, Inês Lobo and Manuel Aires Mateus, on his graduation year.
Joined Enric Miralles studio, E.M.B.T. Arquitectes Associates, in 2004 (Barcelona), worked on Santa Catarina Market, Mare Nostrum Tower and Hamburg New Port's masterplan. Also took part in several competitions and architectural exibitions at Catalan universities, as well as at Forum da Cultura in Barcelona and at the Bienale di Arquitectura di Venezia 2004.
Became a qualified architect by OASRS in Portugal, 2005 and at ARB in UK, 2007.
After working in smaller practices such as Stanton Williams, joined Foster+Partners in 2008 and later David Chipperfield Architects in 2011 in their London offices. For over 10 years he was involved in a number of high profile projects, as a design team member, developing through to completion: Citic Bank tower in Hanghzu, China, Haramain Rail Stations in Saudi Arabia, Worli Towers in Mumbai, India and De Vere Gardens in Knightsbridge, central London.
Challenged by the opportunities of a growing economy in Mozambique, started his own studio in 2013.