Based in Portugal since 2002, Cavaleiro works as a principal architect at an international level. He is an expert in architecture and urbanism, having earned a degree in architecture from FAUP (Oporto University) and a postgraduate in Project Planning and Urban Environment in FAUP / FEUP (Oporto University).
Cavaleiro is a guest speaker in conferences and seminars throughout Europe, including Portugal, Italy and Spain. He has also authored several articles published in specialised journals. Since 1998, he has been a teacher in the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a coordinator of the Environment Design degree since May 2013.