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The world of architecture and design is a harmonious blend of creativity and practicality, a marriage of art and science. As an experienced architect and designer, it is my passion to transform your vision into a tangible reality. I understand the importance of creating a space that not only looks good, but also functions efficiently. Through careful planning and attention to detail, I can help you achieve a space that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also meets your practical needs.

A well-designed home can reduce stress and improve productivity, while a well-designed workspace can foster creativity and collaboration. By working together, we can create a space that positively influences your daily life.

My expertise in architecture and design extends beyond just the technical aspects. I am constantly staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies, while also drawing inspiration from my own experiences and travels. This ensures that each project I undertake is unique and tailored to fit your specific needs and preferences.

But it’s not just about creating a beautiful space. As an advocate for sustainable design, I strive to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient elements into my designs. Not only does this benefit the environment, but it also helps save on long-term costs.

So let’s connect and discuss how we can bring your ideas to life. Together, we can create a space that not only reflects who you are, but also enhances your daily life. Let’s turn your dreams into reality and create a space that you will love for years to come. Contact me today and let’s get started on your journey to the space of your dreams.,

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Client Reviews

Lauren Karp
Lauren Karp
2024-02-14
We worked with Maria on several major projects at our home. She assisted with kitchen design, bathroom design, and selection of materials, furniture, window treatments, lighting and paint colors and more. Maria is creative and solution oriented. She made it easy to communicate and was extremely responsive. She gave us expert advice and our property went from being a house to truly being a home. We give her our highest recommendation.
Lukas Raszka
Lukas Raszka
2024-01-11
Amazing experience with this company!! Maria designed and realized our house and everything looks amazing! If you don't have time to furnish your house she will take care of it. She has a great ideas Highly recommended
sam s
sam s
2023-04-13
Maria was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She guaranteed the quality of her work and took responsibility after it has been completed to fix any minor issues we had. she went above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with every detail.
Graciela Ugalde
Graciela Ugalde
2023-02-17
Buenas..! Estoy muy agradecida con la arquitecta María Laura Chaves, por todo su apoyo brindado en el proyecto de construcción de mi casa; desde el diseño de la misma hasta finalizarla. Siempre atenta y colaboradora. Gracias una vez más, te Dios continué bendiciendo hoy y siempre.
Irina Koundelova
Irina Koundelova
2023-01-29
Maria facilitated the order of custom made furniture for living room, bedrooms, patio and dining area. She was flexible to accommodate our ideas and the design style that we wanted. She also gave good suggestions for choice of fabrics (Sunbrella) for the living room sofa and patio seating lounges. She also suggested good stores like Monrry in San Jose, and others where we purchased our home decor. Maria facilitated the furniture delivery and helped us use the same transport for home deco (for an extra fee) which was making the process easier. We were mostly impressed with Maria's wood manufacturer - Luis. Luis has our 5-stars! He and his team did an impeccable job! Our furniture is high quality, done to perfection. We would hire Maria again for that reason. Overall we are happy with the process and the end result.
Lee Mercer
Lee Mercer
2023-01-26
Our project was to build a new restaurant. Maria was great from beginning to end of the project, from architectural design, all permitting administrative procedures, to planning and managing the entire construction project, to managing all subcontractors, all custom furniture, design, and help negotiate pricing in all aspects, excellent project management, and we were able to complete the entire construction project in record time. She was available at all hours for suggestions, and questions, regarding the project. She goes into battle on your behalf! Great Job Maria!
Jeff Duchesneau
Jeff Duchesneau
2022-07-27
Amazing designer on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Full service, fairly priced, fully bilingual. She has done multiple projects for Marina Pez Vela, including their new Guest Center. She is equally talented in both corporate and private home work. Highly recommended.
Michael Calhoun
Michael Calhoun
2022-05-31
We have worked with Maria and Aurea Designs over several large projects, and it has been a fantastic experience. She is extremely detail oriented and very attentive to our needs. She always supports her clients and "goes to bat" when any issues arise. We also lover her taste, modern but comfortable. We would absolutely recommend her and will be using Aurea Designs for all our future projects.
Timothy Stone
Timothy Stone
2022-05-31
Living in the US I simply didn’t have the time to oversee the remodeling and decoration of my recently purchased Casita is Quepos Manuel Antonio. I interviewed several people and Maria was a standout! She did the most professional presentation of her ideas for the kitchen remodel and decorations for my new place and I was blown away. She took great care in providing the best of everything within my budget. Her taste and professionalism resulted in a beautifully appointed home for me in Costa Rica. The whole process was stress free and the results were remarkable. Her talents as an architect and designer were tested in many ways; overseeing new drainage channels around the house, correcting mistakes in wiring and grading and then providing a beautifully furnished show place for me to call home. Maria was a God send! I’m so pleased with the results and also pleased to now call her my friend. I’d give her 10 stars for this review if that were possible. Thank you Maria!

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