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A Career that Began at Louis Vuitton

Born in Hong Kong, with a multicultural Chinese and Portuguese background, Nuno moved at the age of six to Montreal, where he developed a passion for design and studied architecture at McGill University. He joined Louis Vuitton in Paris upon completing his studies and created new designs for the brand’s boutiques.

Nuno working with colleagues at Louis Vuitton Headquarters, Paris, 2011

Having gained expertise in luxury design, Nuno returned to Hong Kong to connect with his roots and practice architecture in a new context. He worked at several international architecture firms and then joined Graff Diamonds to oversee new store designs and constructions in China, Japan, and the United States.

In 2018, Nuno launched his private practice with Maxime Decaudin, a French architect and an educator at the University of Hong Kong, and developed an approach to providing thoughtful and inventive designs for a wide range of spaces. Nuno brings sensitivity to spaces that often go overlooked and applies a rigour and a sophistication to projects across scales. He is dedicated to defining sensible and inventive attitudes for the way we live, work, and learn. 

Among other honours, in 2020, his design for HKU's Li Ka Shing Medical School Lobby won the World Architecture Award and received international and local attention.

Nuno is an Associate of the American Institute of Architects and served as Secretary in 2022. He holds a Masters of Architecture from McGill University.


Below is a selection of Nuno's professional experience and completed projects:

Louis Vuitton

Nuno designed five boutiques in China for the brand with store locations in Shanghai, Chongqing, Kunming and Nanjing.


Nuno designed eight boutiques internationally for the brand with store locations in Beijing, Macau, Yokohama, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Houston and Greenwich.

K11 Musea

Working at Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), Nuno was involved in the interior design of the K11 Musea project. 

Guangzhou CTF

Working at Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), Nuno was involved in the interior design of the public lobby spaces in the new CTF Tower in Guangzhou. 

21 Mosque St. 

Working at Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), Nuno was involved in the interior design of a new residential building located in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. 

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