Architecture and engineering are related but distinct fields. They rely on different skills and different approaches.
Luis trained as an architect before turning his attention towards structural engineering. He has always been curious about understanding how things work and how the forces of nature impact on the built environment. His combined skillset gives him a rare appreciation for design details as well as structural necessity.
He says that engineering requires a mix of critical thinking, creativity, and innovation – all qualities Luis possesses and enjoys exploring.
Luis is a good problem solver and an effective communicator, both of which are hugely beneficial for the successful project delivery. He has worked on exciting and design-driven projects in the UK and around the world, including permanent and temporary structures, in a wide variety of structural materials (concrete, steel, timber, masonry, stone, glass, fabric and inflatable structures, as well as fibre-reinforced polymer).
Always researching better ways of working and designing, Luis is very interested in improved uses of timber, and in digital fabrication and the possibilities it unlocks for efficient and bespoke structures.
Outside of work, he’s a dab hand in the kitchen, a lover of learning languages. His perfect night out? Going to the cinema with friends.