Maria Camila Verastegui

Maria Camila Verastegui

New York, NY, US

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My name is Maria Camila Verastegui, I have been living in New York City for 5 years. I have been trained as an architect and I  completed my master’s degree in Interior Design at Parsons the New School. I hope to find my place in a multi-disciplinary firm, where I can work as an interior designer but also have the opportunity to collaborate in other disciplines like graphic design, furniture and branding. 

 I have experience on working in small and big scales projects, from landscape to furniture design. While much of my experience has been in architecture design, I appreciate and fully understand the interior design work and fully requirement of the details. 

 In every single project I have worked on, I have fully developed the smallest details of the components that build up the whole project. I have a deep sensitivity with materials and with low environmental impact. I fully appreciate and concern of how materials and details play an important role in the design of any project no matter it scales, well everything should be design in human scale. 

After a couple of years being in the interior design field, I have developed a great sensitivity to color and textures, as well as graphic design. 

I have attached my resume and the link for my online portfolio, where you can find an overview of my skills and interest.   


Christian Lahoude Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Architect

Responsible for the design of numerous stores around the world for Jimmy Choo, Harrys of London and Sam Edelman. Involved in the creative process for two Concept Evolutions for Jimmy Choo. Supportive team member for the material selection and graphic representation. Responsible for Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents for different high end retail stores. Renderings, 3D modeling, Graphics and Presentations.

Jul 2019 - current

Christian Lahoude Studio, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Supportive team member in the development of multiple high end retail projects in the studio. In charge of drawings and 3d development as well as Brand Design and Concept Design for numerous clients. Involved in the design of fixtures, furniture and spatial layouts. Material research and exploration, Visual Merchandize analysis and categorization. Color Studies, Graphic illustrations, Presentations, Rendering, Diagrams for graphics needs per clients brand identity needs.

Jul 2018 - Jul 2019

Contexto Urbano, Bogotá, CO, Project Architect

Responsible for the design and coordination of a housing project in Bogota, Colombia, under supervision of a principal. The project consists in the
development of an apartment building with specific requirements such as the design of: different type of apartments for different profiles of users (big and small families, bachelors, among others), innovative facade, social areas (rooftop, gym), parking basements, interior completion and design technical systems of the building: plumbing, electrical and ventilation.

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Contexto Urbano, Bogotá, CO, Junior Architect

Responsible of the development of the ecological and sustainable design of an urbanism project in Córdoba, Monteria.
Support in the development of the design of common areas in a housing project and elaboration of a rolling skate court in Medellín, Colombia.
Architecture illustrator of the Housing area and responsible for facades, construction and finishing details and design of interior and exteriors spaces.
Support in different projects of areas of the company.

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015


The New School, New York City, Masters, Master of Fine Arts Interior Design

Aug 2016 - May 2018

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Oct 2014

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