Marielle De Pena Mateo
Hola! I'm Marielle, and I joined Studio+ in 2016. Before Florida, I lived in New England, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic (where I was born).
I recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Master of Architecture after completing a Bachelor in Environmental Design at the University of Puerto Rico. I enjoy many things in life, like traveling, seeing inspirational architecture, wine tasting, and all matters of tropic life—beach, music, dancing, sunsets.
During my time in the academy, I discovered my passion for furniture design and making. Working in the wood shop has become my happy place, and it's something that I get to share with my fiance, Christian. Together we have Mambo, that super energetic and handsome puppy on the left. They, together with my family, complement who I am.
I believe architecture is a thing that we all get to share, which is why it should be thoughtful and capable of challenging the perception of its users. I like using my technical skills to enhance projects and deliver appealing presentations.