Filipe Saraiva was born in França, in 1972, and lives in Portugal since 1977.
Between 1998 and 1992 he attended the course of Art and Design at Escola Secundária Domingues Sequeira in Leiria.
He started a degree in architecture at Faculdade da Universidade do Porto (FAUP), where he studied between 1991 and 1996 but ended up finished his degree at Faculdade de Architecture da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAULT), in 1998. Since 1999 he is member of the Architects Portuguese order (OAP).
Between 1900 and 2001, he collaborated with several architecture offices simultaneously with the liberal activity, where he developed some of his projects.
In 2001, he created his own studio, "Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos", where he coordinates a multidisciplinary team that counts with the collaboration from many others architects.
Of the multiple works that he carried out, both nationally and internationally, the most outstanding are: the first prize in the national drawing competition with the theme "Europa sem Fronteiras", in 1990; the first in the national design contest, structural, with the theme "Lipton - ao serviço design" in collaboration with the sculptor Miguel Rondon in 1998; space design of the Samsung Festival at the Gare Marítima de Alcântara, in 2001; São Sebastião Church (Ourém, 2003); Miltrade Building (Leiria, 2005), published in the magazine Architecture Ibérica # 33; Efficient House by National Geographic Chanel / EDP (Lisbon, 1st Edition 2008 and 2nd Edition 2010), finalist of the International Competition promoted by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, in 2010, with the theme "A House in Luanda: Pátio and Pavillion"; first place in the International Competition for the School of Hospitality and Tourism of Fátima project (2014 to 2016).