Founded in 2015, Campos Studio is an interdisciplinary design studio located in Vancouver British Columbia’s Strathcona neighborhood. Steered by a compact group of individuals, the studio maintains a vast body of work—including a variety of projects in architecture, public art, branding and product design.
Javier Campos earned his Architecture Degree from the University of British Columbia after having completed an undergraduate degree in Art History. Previously he was at Acton Ostry Architects where, as lead designer, his projects were widely published and garnered numerous awards — including Canadian Architect and Lieutenant Governor Medals in Architecture. His work adopted a green agenda early and has included off the grid projects since 2001. He became LEED certified in 2004. Javier is also involved in Public Art and has won several competitions with Artist Elspeth Pratt in Vancouver. Javier served on the board of the Contemporary Art Gallery for six years and as well being the current president of the Heritage Vancouver Society, where he established an award winning outreach series on issues around Heritage.
Czarina studied architecture at the Macintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow and the University of Westminster, London where she received her registration as an Architect in 2010. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2014 Czarina worked as a project architect in London, on a variety of performing arts and residential buildings. Czarina has experience on projects of diverse scale and budget which include heritage and new builds in Canada, UK and internationally.
Czarina left Bing Thom Architects in 2015 to join Campos Studio and enjoys working on small-scale unique projects across British Columbia. In her spare time Czarina takes pleasure in exploring culture, nature and design
Malen was raised in a small Argentine village, deeply rooted in 'Pampa' culture. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires and after three years of practice in Argentina, she decided to look for new opportunities abroad. Her work covers mostly commercial, residential and curatorial programs. What she enjoys most is designing customized architecture, understanding that each client is unique.
Surrounded by artists since childhood and obsessed with vernacular spaces, her varied background and growing interests in photography, textiles, arts and nature provide her with a constantly expanding set of words to talk on what is essential to architecture - "the user, its movement, its feeling and senses; the space, its volume, its scale and textures."
Arnold is interested in how design can influence how people think, feel, and behave. Holding a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, he is currently completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of British Columbia.
His first project at Campos Studio was coordinating the Venice Design 2018 exhibition which was displayed during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Juan David is a Panamanian studying architecture at Isthmus University in Panama City. Drawn to Vancouver for its unique urban context, he is particularly interested in architecture at an urban scale.
An architectural traveler, an avid reader, a film buff, a contemporary art admirer, a foodie - overall, he is a lover of good content and creativity.
Past Collaborators/ Ashley Gesner, Jacquelyn Bobbi Bortolussi, Tom Chung, Sarah Cree, Paul Crowley, Matias T. Grez, Michael Lis, Jan Stretzlig, Alex Vanderlee, Thomas Yuan, David Zeiben, Regan Appleton