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About us

Core Concept comes to be by gathering experienced technical staff, willing to have their own project. We are a young, highly qualified, versatile and dynamic team able to meet all our Clients’ wishes and needs.

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Core Concept has facilities built from scratch to develop its activity with all software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Robot, Cype and other calculation software) and physical tools, in compliance with Safety, Hygiene and Health Protection at Work regulations.

With a permanent staff of 16 technicians, Core Concept has all the needed skills for each project, relying on the contribution of external consultants in specific projects.

Artur Castro
Founding Partner and General Manager

(2008), Roadways specialization, and Masters in Business Management (MBA) from Hult International Business School – Boston MA (2012), performs the roles of General Manager of CORE CONCEPT, together with the financial and commercial management.

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Pedro Almeida
Construction Coordinator

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2010), Hydraulic specialization, coordinates the fields of construction, encompassing the project of hydraulic networks, gas, acoustics, thermal and fire safety. Employee since 2016 and Partner since 2017.

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António Guedes
Foundations and Structures Coordinator

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2011), Structures specialization, coordinates the field of structural engineering. Employee since 2016 and Partner since 2017.

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Francisca Silva
Architect

MSc in Architecture from FAUP. Draughtswoman from Colégio de Gaia (2015). Performs architectural activities and coordinates this field, having joined the team in 2020.

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Sara Rodrigues
Architect

Completing the MSc in Architecture from FAUP. Junior architect and employee since 2021.

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Miguel Costeira
Arquiteto

MSc in Architecture from FAUP (2021). Junior architect, performs architectural activities. Employee since 2022.

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Joana Castro
Landscape Architect

MSc in Landscape Architecture from FCUP (2012), responsible and Project Manager in the field of landscape and exterior works. Joined the team in 2016.

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Rúben Santos
Landscape Architect and Urban Planner

BSc in Landscape Architecture from FCUP (2018) and MSc in Regional and Urban Planning by UA (2021). Performs tasks of sustainable urban planning. Employee since 2021.

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Miguel Maia
Environmental Engineer and Urban Planner

BSc in Environmental Engineering from UFP (2013) and MSc in Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning from UNL (2018). Performs tasks on environmental subjects and sustainable urban planning, having joined the team in 2021.

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Tiago Alves
Draughtsman

With over 20 years of experience, performs tasks of design and CAD of Hydraulic networks, having joined the team in 2018.

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Ana Botelho
Civil Engineer
Constructions

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2018), Construction specialization, and expert in Fire Safety Engineering (2019), performs tasks of technical engineering design. Joined the team in 2018.

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Sofia Vieira
Civil Engineer
Constructions

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2015), Geotechnical specialization, performs tasks of technical engineering design. Member of the team since 2019.

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Teresa Azeredo
Civil Engineer
Foundations and Structures

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2020), Structures specialization, performs tasks of technical engineering design. Joined the team in 2020.

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Mateus Arruda
Civil Engineer
Foundations and Structures

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2021), Structures specialization, performs tasks of technical engineering design. Joined the team in 2021.

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Ana Sousa
Civil Engineer
Roadways

MSc in Civil Engineering from FEUP (2022), Roadways specialization, performs tasks of technical engineering design. Joined the team in 2022.

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Daniela Salgado
Administrative assistant

Draughtswoman from Colégio de Gaia (2017) and Works/Construction Supervisor from CICCOPN (2019), performs administrative assistance and office management. Member of the team since 2019.

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