Massoud Mangholi

Massoud Mangholi BA Ind. Design (Hons)

Principal, Managing Partner

  • Façade Consultant
  • Facade System Design & Engineering
  • Façade Component Product & Logistic Design
  • Industrial & Architectural Design
  • Thermal Modeling Engineering
  • AFRC Certified Simulator

An industry leader in façade consultation, engineering, design, system development, project management, documentation, fabrication and installation. 24 years’ track record in on−time on−budget project delivery from Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Singapore. Massoud has established design, drafting, glazing procedures and factory layout optimisation capabilities for consulting engineers, fabricators and façade contractors. He is responsible for a successful transition of companies into fully capable façade contractors, from window manufacturers to unitized curtain wall and façade manufacturers.

Massoud expertise in design and developments together with material science and selection has been the forefront of where ideas transform into smart engineering. The principles of a good façade are based on combining the objectives to produce a thermally comfortable façade for the end user, a structurally functional design for the builder, a practical engineered assembly for the fabricator, and an aesthetically pleasing facade for the architect. These are the manifestations on which Massoud is running his company ‘CGS Façade Group’.

Career Highlights


Introduced to façade industry in Hong Kong, lived and worked in a local company.


Came back to Sydney, worked for Permasteelisa, expanded design knowledge


Established curtain wall division design capabilities for Micos Group


Principal system designer for Austech Façades; designed all projects; documented a large number of façade systems including curtain wall, window wall, windows and sliding doors; author of office and factory manual for façade documentation, fabrication, logistics and site management


Contracted by other consultants to educate and elevate their in-house engineers’ knowledge and experience into façade design and engineering


Principal and managing partner of CGS Façade Engineering



Curtain wall, window wall, metal cladding, stick system, double skin façade, skylight, frameless, natural stone, concrete pre−cast, glass fibre reinforced concrete (GRC)


Aluminium extrusion design, architectural hardware, aluminium and steel cast−in, spider patch fitting, steel structure, special door, spiral stair, steel stillage, panel lifting clamps, safety edge protection system


Shop fitting, internal glazing, office work desk layout


3D rendering product presentation, shop drawing, production drawing, material procurement, material sizing and ordering, factory optimisation layout, factory inspection and reports, product inspection and report, façade mock−up testing


Façade engineering, sustainable design, pressure equalisation system, membrane application, rain screen system, complex geometric forms, material science, BMU and access methodology, glazing training, design workshop, as built design review, site reports and remedial assessments

Education & Training


Professional Training Course in Project Management
Sydney Institute of Technology, Sydney Australia

1989 − 1993 

BA (Hons), Major − Industrial Design
Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia


CEED Scholarship (Cooperative Education for Enterprise Development)


AFRC Training course for thermal engineering modeling simulation qualification