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Rute Morais Peixoto is a licensed OASRN architect from Porto (PT), based in Helsinki (FI).

She has a Master degree from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto (2015), having also studied in the Fakulteta za Arhitekturo in Ljubljana. Her thesis obtained distinction of excellence.


Rute worked with Eduardo Souto de Moura, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Fala Atelier and Eero Lundén. She was a summer school teacher at FAUP in 2012 and currently teaches building design at Aalto University.

Rute's practice is highly focused on the sensorial and perceptive experience. She enjoys working closely with clients and partners to deliver personalized and unique designs. 

Her multidisciplinary approach includes building design, interior design, furniture design, illustration and music, having composed and performed songs to be featured in indie video games.



09.22 - present

01.22 - present

06.19 - sabbatical

07.18 - present

06.16 - 06.18

08.15 - 05.16

01.14 - 07.15

02.14 - 03.14

07.12 - 08.12

aalto university, teacher

state artist grantee

lundén architecture company

morais peixoto atelier

fala atelier


souto moura arquitectos

álvaro siza vieira arquitecto

faculty of architecture of porto, teacher

awards & exhibitions









artist working grant, 3 years

arts promotion centre finland (taike)

artist working grant, 1 year 

arts promotion centre finland (taike)


conference “portugal versus the rest of the world”, zagreb (HR)

in dizajn - festival modernog doma


interview “the architecture of live uncertainty” 

serralves foundation + são paulo biennial


lecture about master’s thesis for the “scientific session - dissertations of excellence”

science and technology week 2015

collective exhibition “architectural video games”, ljubljana (SI)

dessa gallery, bikofe, university of ljubljana

1st prize “logo for the urbanism department”

with Lovro Jelenko, Monika Šafářová, Ricardo Tomé

faculty of architecture of ljubljana

academic merit scholarship

belmiro de azevedo foundation

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