Born and raised in Costa Rica, Maricruz holds a Masters degree in Architecture & Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London, UK (known for alumni such as Zaha Hadid & Rem Koolhaas), a BFA in Interior Design, a USGBC LEED® AP Legacy (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and a Certified Interior and Lighting Designer for Yachts from the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, USA. She worked as architect in Houston, Texas. The project Crane Worldwide (property of Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros) is among the most relevant. For this project, Maricruz was head Interior Designer and in charge of the office-floor plans for the 300,000 s.f. building which included a gym, basketball court, and a restaurant.
Her work has also received national and international awards, such as the Best Research Project at the 2012 International Architecture Biennale, San Jose, Costa Rica. She served in 2017 as the Director of Peninsula Fine Arts by Klaus Steinmetz, the most exclusive, high-end, Latin American contemporary art gallery in the country, located at the Four Seasons Resort, Península Papagayo.
These experiences has given her the skills to work in complex problem-solving scenarios, under very high-demands of excellence, performance and quality for the most rigorous clients. She started working professionally with yachts and sea-side constructions several years ago, when she realized the need for a professional to be able to deliver a high-design/high-performance, land and water-based projects.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: ECO-LUXURY
We strongly believe in the importance of taking care of our context while delivering a superb-quality design. After all, what would yachting be without the marvelous wonders our world has to offer? Enjoy. Preserve. Protect. Repeat.
Our Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility makes sure that the vendors, providers and contractors we work with, are aligned to our values of professionalism, integrity and sustainability. For extra special, commissioned jobs, we work with local artisans as much as possible, reducing our carbon footprint. We use only FSC certified wood for our designs, and directly support rural entrepreneurship and local ONGs, such as the Association for the Conservancy of the Environment of Playas del Coco which works on environmental education with the local public school and promotes best environmental practices and Social and Environmental Responsibility with private enterprises.
The product brands we use, speak of the quality behind all the jobs we do: Gore® Tenara® Tread, Spradling® Vinyls, Sunbrella® Fabrics, Serge Ferrari® tops, YKK® zippers to name a few. All our jobs have one year guarantee for the confection, because we are sure our tailors are the best in the country.