In 1968, Miguel Arruda completed a Degree in Sculpture at Escola Superior de Belas Artes. In 1989, he finished an Architecture Degree at the Faculty of Architecture of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. Mr. Arruda was a university professor at Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, where he taught until he took over the management of the institution, between 2004 and 2008.
He developed works in Sculpture, Design and Architecture, which were published and shown in Portugal and abroad. He also received various national and international awards and nominations, among which we highlight, in 2015, the Good Design and, in 2016, the Red Dot Design Award and the A’Design Award attributed to the SPHERICAL chair. In architecture, in 2010, he was nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe award and, more recently, the Vila Franca de Xira Library conquered the 2016 Iconic Awards.