Principal – Founder, Carazo Arquitectura
Rodrigo Carazo, born in Costa Rica in 1978, founded Carazo Arquitectura in 2005 where he is principal of design.
He has lived in very direct connection to natural environments; this has molded his perception of space, guiding him as an architect with a practice evolving from single family residences to medium and large scale residential, commercial and mixed use biophilic projects.
Since his beginnings in the profession his work has been closely related to sustainable design as well as the exploration and reinterpretation of spatial programmatic relationships; in a natural process his work has focused towards Biophilic Design which is the main driving force in his studio today, where projects are developed through a personal design methodology focusing on site responsiveness as well as integration of Layered Biophilic Design which focuses on having a possitive effect on perception and wellbeing by integrating layers of natural elements in different situations of proximity; immediate/interior, secondary/façade and roof, tertiary/site, and so on.
He is currently president of the Sustainable Construction Committee of the Costarican Construction Chamber as well as local board member of the Costarican Chapter of the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, where he has also become a Global Leader actively participating in the promotion of innovative building and urban design topics focused on biophilia, vertical urbanism and symbiotic relationships between nature and cities.