Urban planner and architect known for creating the layout of Brasilia, the federal government capital of Brazil. He was known for the Brazilian pavilion highlighted on the 1939 NY World’s Good and Rio’s Ministry of Education and Wellness. He graduated in the National College of Great Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1924. He dabbled within the eclectic in early stages, but resolved into Modernism in 1929. He produced a partnership using the famed Gregori Warchavchik in 1930. His dad, Joaquim Ribeiro da Costa, was a naval engineer, who was raised in Salvador, Bahia. His mom, Alina Ferreira da Costa, hailed from Manaus. He and Robert Moses both became renowned metropolitan planners.