Architectural degree Lisbon School Fine Arts, 1966, Doctor of Philosophy, 1974. Postgraduate Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Individual practice architecture, Lisbon, since 1963. Faculty Lisbon School Fine Arts, since 1970. Owner, operator firm Tomas Taveira-Projects, Urban and Regional Studies, since 1972.
Professor Lisbon School Architecture, since 1974.
Director projects and buildings Television adviser. Chairman Commission Ministry Public Works Housing and Planning for New Urban Law, 1976-1978.
Member Governmental Commission New Urban and Architectural Studies, 1976.
Member Governmental Commission New Urban and Architectural Studies, 1976. Served with armed forces, 1961-1963. Member International Federation Housing and Planning, Portuguese.
Clubs: Tennis International, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Literary.
Married Amarilis de Jesus Cristina, March 27, 1965. Children– Silvia, Ricardo.