Juan Sotoparra

Juan Sotoparra

Castlebar, IE



I have 10 years design and procurement experience in the irish environment and five combined in Venezuela
and Italy  and have been involved in projects on the residential, leisure and commercial sector, from inception to completion. 

My approach to each project  is informed by its singularity and a careful consideration to site, context and client programatic
expectations  keeping an strong communication with all parties involved.

I steer for balance of sustainability, economy, performance, durability and permanence throught out where a supple human-nature-building interface
is a most relevant design paradigm and warranty of architecture permanence and capacity to adapt.

I have a hands on approach as a self builder, and a keen interest of the dynamics of building work and materials.
I had trained and practice as an artist as an existencial endeavor and I have accumulated extensive knowledge of traditional and digital mediums
to comunicate and express ideas to clients and peers

From my combined experience working in developed countries and emerging economies I have refined a critical approach to technology, a pragmatic side,
a "can do" problem solving stance and a passion for simplicity, without loosing the yearn of aesthetic expression or sight of the ultimate principles of my practice.

I feel comfortable working alone or as a part of a team, on and off studio.

A sociable and adaptable individual, I have a natural fluency to communicate verbally and graphically at all levels

I am commited family man, film aficionado, sporty outdoor enthusiast, engaged community supporter and part time activist

Please consider me as a member of your team


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