Luis Gerardo Goncalves Key

Luis Gerardo Goncalves Key

Aveiro (Aveiro) Portugal


An Industrial Designer, professional, specialist in Aluminum and Steel Frame, Cladding Faces, with 16 years of experience. Working at Design Team Leader..

Areas of interest: Architecture, Industrial Design, Technology

I´am a Thermal Mechanics, I have experienced in 3D Mechanical Design of advanced metallurgy and metalworking in the high-end civil engineering and construction sector. I have experience of having worked in several multicultural environments on mega-projects that have required expertise in design, manufacture, and construction to meet sustainability targets.

For these projects, I used my skills in managing 3D Parametric Design Training (SolidWorks tool) to ensure that deliverables were met on time and under budget. I also established project controls for the cost of materials used in the construction design, as well as for project reporting and employee relations. I have strong analytic skills, and I am driven by results. Both personal characteristics have helped me to improve processes and to lead project teams to higher performance and improved productivity through continuous improvement.

I have experience in the following segments of the aluminum and steel industry: industrial Design and Civil works, focusing mainly on 3D Design of Rainscreen Cladding, ACP/ACM Cladding, Canopies, Mechanical Louvers, Balustrades, Solar Shading, Metal Folding, Steel Support, Steel and Aluminum Frames, and Material Optimization.

I am knowledgeable in process control and modelling, and have led design teams in 3D software, architectural design, implementation, and customer delivery.
I have been involved in some of the most prestigious projects in Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Poland; Middle East: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain; Africa: Republic of Angola, and South America: Brazil.

I have trained and mentored other designers and have been involved in major international projects.