Sofia Paez

Sofia Paez

Providence, RI, US

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Certified Architect in Costa Rica since 2017 where I have worked on building my own studio called XS Studios giving me the opportunity to work immersive in different types of projects, getting experience in every step of the design and construction process. Recently finish a master's degree in adaptive reuse, a subject for which I feel a lot of passion, as a designer I feel very inclined to create spaces that are not only pleasant for the user but also friendly with the environment, and I hope to contribute with a different point of view in each project.



XS Studio, San José Costa Rica, SV, Lead Designer

Owner of the small studio in San Jose, Costa Rica. Doing new construction, renovation projects, stage and interior design, construction management, brand design and illustration.

Jan 2018 - Jul 2020


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Adaptive Reuse

The curriculum supports students in developing strategies that account for the importance of social and environmental responsibility, while expanding upon the architect’s understanding of reuse as a product of both practice and theory.

The 1+ year Master of Arts in Adaptive Reuse is a post-professional immersion into altering and intervening existing structures. Studies begin in with an immersive 7-week summer session with a focus on adaptive reuse through both a design and travel program based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sep 2020 - Aug 2021

Universidad Veritas, San José Costa Rica, SV, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Aug 2016


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