André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes holds a PhD in architecture at Minho University (2018), a master's in urban planning at Minho University (2003), a licentiate degree in architecture by ESAP (1999), and a licentiate degree in civil engineering at Minho University (1992).
He has won several national and international awards, prizes and honors such as the International Prize for Young Architects at the XIV International Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires, International Committee of Architecture Critics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2013; was shortlisted for World Architecture News (WAN) in 2010 for commercial buildings, and again in 2011 for culture and civil buildings; won 1st prize in Archdaily Awards “Building of the year” in “Religious Architecture” Category; was nominated for Portuguese Secil Prize (Architecture) in 2010; was shortlisted for World Architectural Festival in Barcelona in 2009; and won Honorable Mention of Portuguese Secil Prize (Civil Engineering) in 2005.
He has lectured in several national and international conferences such as Mesturas III – Architecture International Meetings, Portugal and Galicia, 2017; ArchSummit, National Architects Association, Oporto, 2016; Open Assembly, Bergen Achitectural School, 2015; International Architecture Seminar, OASRN, Braga, 2014; Basic Housing, Oporto, 2014; XIV Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013; PLURIS International Congress, Brazil, 2010; World Architecture Festival, Barcelona, 2009
He has exposed his work in several exhibitions such as “Informal City, Strategy of Inclusion”, National Architects Association, Oporto, 2016; “Habitar Portugal 2006-2008”, National Architects Association, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009; "Habitar Portugal 2003-2005”, National Architects Association, Cascais, Portugal, 2006; VI International Biennial of Architecture in S. Paulo, Brazil, General Exhibition Architects, 2005; V International Biennial of Architecture in S. Paulo, Brazil, General Exhibition Architects, 2003.
Has also been on the organizing committee of many seminars and workshops such as Workshop “The City and the Urban”, Plano B Galleria, Oporto, 2016; 3rd Workshop of Rio Bom “City and the right to Housing”, ESAH Auditorium, Oporto, 2016; Seminar “Antopology of Spaces / Theories and practices”, Palácio da Bolsa, Oporto, 2014; International Seminar “Basic Housing”, Minho University, Braga, 2014; Seminar “Urban Exclusion / City Right”, Oporto, Lisbon, Coimbra, 2014.
He has been published as an editor and author for many articles in national and international magazines.