We are a client focused design studio

the studio


Educated and trained as architects and designers, STUDIOSC is a small creative driven team that works collaboratively on all of our commissions. Our focus is on ground up residential and commercial development, adaptive re-use, and extensive interior renovations amongst other design challenges that are brought our way. We breathe new life to old buildings for our adaptive re-use projects, while respecting their context and character. We give a sense of scale and proportion to larger ground up developments, applying a rigid thought about how materials and light can affect the both the exterior experience and interior environments. We listen closely to our clients and push our creative limits on interior renovations, keeping within budgets and exceeding expectations. We are a client focused design studio.

Leadership


Stephen Conte

Principal, Assoc. AIA

A New York native, Stephen founded STUDIOSC after working in the architecture and design industry since 2002. After graduating with a professional degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Stephen worked first as a designer on transportation architecture projects ranging from subway and train stations to the west side highway intrepid pedestrian bridge. After switching firms, Stephen became a senior project manager working on high end residential and commercial development throughout New York City specializing in adaptive re-use of existing warehouses and ground up development projects.

Carolina Escobar

Principal

Carolina, an interior designer from Medellin Colombia, graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin with a degree in Architecture in 2002 and has been working in architecture and interior design studios since. Carolina has extensive experience in New York and Medellin with high end residential and commercial projects and has an specific expertise in residential buildings, creating modern and functional solutions which she develops utilizing novel materials, finishes, and architectural elements for the urban client. A native Spanish speaker, Carolina is also fluent in English and was a senior project manager at a highly successful interior design office in New York City since 2007 before joining STUDIOSC in 2013.


Team


Irene Blazquez

Irene was born and raised in La Rioja, Spain. She graduated from ETSAUN (Superior Technical University School Of Architecture) in 2006. After working in Spain on several residential and commercial projects Irene moved to New York in 2012 and continued her pursuit of architecture and design abroad. Irene joined STUDIOSC at the beginning of 2014, adding a unique perspective and skill set for residential projects and commercial interiors. Irene also is a passionate photographer who exhibits regularly in galleries throughout New York city.

Sayoko Takahashi

Sayoko was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She trained as an architectural interior designer and graduated from Parson School of Design with a BFA in Architectural Design, and previously studied architectural design and ceramic design in Japan. Her professional experience began in interior design in New York, working as a designer at several interior design offices. She has been working on high-end residential projects and commercial projects as her focus. Sayoko combines timeless details and modern functional design to each projects need, and has an acute attention to detailing ensuring flawless execution to each of her projects.

Chris Teeter

Project Architect

Chris Teeter arrived in New York City in 2002 after completing his professional degree in architecture from the University of Kansas, which included three semesters atTechnische Universitat Dortmund, Germany. He worked at various sized firms on many project types until returning to school to earn his Masters degree in Architecture at University of Pensylvannia in 2006. Since, Chris has consulted for many firms specializing in construction drawings and technical detailing for creative design proposals. Chris taught for 3 years at Parsons Newschool of Design (2010-2013) and is a licensed architect currently in: NJ, NY.

Jovie Lin

Jovie is an interior and exhibition designer from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She graduated from Chung Yuan Christian University with a professional degree in Interior Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology with a master degree in Exhibition Design. Before Jovie joined STUDIOSC at the end of 2014, she has worked and participated in numerous projects ranging from museums, visitor centers, tradeshow booths, set designs to hospitality spaces and was dedicated to transforming brand strategy to storytelling and environmental designs. Her experience and knowledge in exhibition design and hospitality space design gave her unique perspective to consider the correlations between people and environments.

Anika Niescierewicz

Anika was born in New Jersey however she grew up and studied in Bialystok, Poland. She graduated from Bialystok Technical University with two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Interior Design and the second in Architecture and Urban Planning. In 2015 she moved to New York City and started her architecture career at Studiosc. She has a lot of passion for design, art and fashion. Every project she lays her hands on is approached with tremendous passion and creativity.

Aukje Goossens

Aukje was born and raised in the Netherlands. Her professional experience started in in Spain, where she worked on the design of international high end residential and office high-rise projects. The interest in the large scale projects became the motivation for obtaining an MSc degree in both Architecture and Structural Design from the University of Technology in Eindhoven. Thereafter, Aukje pursed the start of her professional career in New York, joining STUDIOSC in 2016.

Angela Hou

Bachelor Interior Design
Masters in Exhibition Design, F.I.T.

Angela was born and raised in Tainan, Taiwan. She is an interior designer and exhibition designer with a BFA in Interior Design in Taiwan, and recently graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with Master’s degree in Exhibition Design in 2015. Before Angela moved to NY, she worked as a designer at Architectural Firm in Taiwan for three years. She had experiences about residential, commercial, and public space design projects. Angela experienced a breakthrough while studying Exhibition Design at FIT. By focusing on visitor experience, developing a concept through storytelling, and executing an idea through the prototype, she was able to rethink the relationship between user and environment more thoroughly as she works on residential and commercial interiors.

an international team