Edwlne Neto

  • 2014 Dartmouth YALI Fellow

  • Founder, Eneto Architects

  • Sao Tome and Principe

Edwlne Neto is an architect and business owner.  He has over four years of experience studying Cubatas, which are Sao Tome and Principe traditional houses.  He is the founder of Eneto Architects and co-founder of Intercon-International Constructions, which employs over 40 local youth.  His architectural practice focuses on designing with local and alternative materials to help improve the living conditions of people in rural areas.  Edwlne holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), where he focused on maximizing the use and strategic flexibility of traditional architecture of Sao Tome.  After completion of the Washington Fellowship program, he plans to improve technical support provided to local builders and launch a project to replace wood with alternative local material for the constructions of Cubatas.