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About

Benjamin Garcia Saxe set up his own practice in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2004, with the aim of exploring our relationship with the natural environment through architecture. Since then, Studio Saxe has grown into an award-winning international practice made up of a multidisciplinary team, creating buildings and spaces by blending technological innovation with handcrafted techniques to form truly sustainable designs. Founded on the belief that buildings must connect to their landscape – whether a tropical paradise or a concrete jungle – Studio Saxe brings a global attitude to solve local problems. Ideas and techniques from around the world can be harnessed to benefit communities, both at home and abroad. Local traditions and identities are explored and developed, ensuring a process whereby we learn from the past and build for the future.

The dedicated architects and designers at Studio Saxe uncover new design solutions for every project, treating each building as an opportunity to improve methods and approaches, responding to specific places. Working alongside clients and collaborators, the studio continually seeks new forms and functions that blur the boundaries between natural habitats and inhabited space.

Team

Benjamin G. Saxe

Founder & Design Director

Erika Escalante

Co-founder & Managing Director

Frederik Dolmans

Senior Project Architect

Gustavo Chinchilla

Senior Project Architect

Sebastián Pasapera

Project Architect

Arthur Micheron

Project Architect

Iker Luna

Project Architect

Mario Jinesta

Project Architect

Osael Barrantes

Project Architect

Juan Céspedes

Architect - Technical Architecture Coordinator

Elías Porras

BIM Coordinator Architect

José Martín Seoane

Architect

Andrea Sancho

Architect

David Hernandez

Architect

Angie Quesada

Architect

Josué Ulate

Architect

Pablo Calderón

Architect

Roberto Castillo

Architect

Diego Castro

Technical Draftman

Mónica Hernández

Construction Coordination Architect

Jorge Mojica

Construction Coordination Architect

Adriana Alvarado

Construction Coordination Architect

Fernanda Valverde

Head of Interior Design

Suzanne Chan

Interior Design Architect

Karla Hernandez

Interior Design Project Coordinator

Isabel Solis

Interior Design Project Coordinator

Fiorella Garro

Interiors Technical Design

Brenda Chaves

Head of Landscape Design

Maria Jesus Romero

Landscape Draftman

Allan Carmona

Head of Development

Esteban Castro

Construction Coordinator

Allan Muñoz

Administrative Project Coordinator

Fernando Escalante

Practice Coordinator

Damaris Márquez

Practice Administrator

Franklin Jiménez

Administrative Assistant

Diana Chaves

Administrative Assistant

Josue Escalante

Head of PR & Communications

Jason Fallas

PR & Communication