João Mendes Ribeiro (Coimbra,1960) is a Portuguese architect. He graduated in 1986 from the University of Porto and in 2009 he earned a PhD from the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Architectural Design (since 1991). In 1990 he founded his own practice. His work has been awarded prizes such as Highly Commended for the AR Emerging Architecture Award 2000, Premis FAD d’Arquitectura i Interiorisme 2004 and 2016, Gold Medal for Best Stage Design at the Prague Quadrennial 2007, BIAU Award 2012 and 2016, RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016. Shortlisted for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2001 and 2015 and finalist for the RIBA International Prize 2016.