In 1984, Mr. Ferreira enrolled for an architecture degree in Escola Superior Artística do Porto. At the same time, he developed works in the equipment design area. In 1992, along with Architect Fernando Seara, he founded Zute Arquitectos Lda, which provided architecture projects and equipment design. This partnership ended in 1997. Having completed his architecture degree in 1998, he worked as a freelancer. Continuing his previous activities, individually or within a partnership, between 1999 and 2006 he also taught equipment design at A.R.C.A.-E.T.A.C, in Coimbra.