Sara Tavares Costa (Nampula, Mozambique 1973) graduated from the University of Porto (FAUP, 1997) with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Architecture and possesses the Expert Degree in Gardening and Landscaping, obtained from the Higher Technical School of Agronomic Engineering in Sevilla (ETSIAS, 2012). Working towards her doctorate, she has obtained her Certificate of Research Proficiency from the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Sevilla, Department of Architectural Constructions, in its program of Architectural and Urban Rehabilitation (1998- 2001), being Honorary Assistant of Projects in 2007.
Pablo Fernández Díaz-Fierros (Madrid, 1973) graduated in 2002 with a Degree in Architecture from the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Sevilla (ETSAS) and obtained the Master´s degree in Architecture and Historic Heritage from the University of Seville in collaboration with the Andalusian Institute of Historic Heritage (IAPH, 2014). Currently, he is developing his doctoral thesis at the ETSAS under the research line “Analysis and Communication of Architecture”.
After collaborating for years in Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra’s studio, Pablo and Sara established Costa Fierros Arquitectos in 2003, located in Seville. Since its inception, the office has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from the constructions projects and restorations to the urban public space. In 2011 they obtained the “Málaga Architectural Award” in the restoration category and in 2009 they are selected by ‘Fundación de Arquitectura Contemporánea’ (Contemporary Architectural Foundation) as one of the eight young-Andalusians’ architect offices which was considered to be contributing new experiences in housing and contemporary city design.