Marcela Navarrete

Costa Rican architect and designer based in Germany

This website portrays part of my life, part of my work in architecture and graphic design, my way of thinking and most of the process for each part. Feel free to continue reading and welcome!

I am Marcela Navarrete, an architect with interdisciplinary experience in graphic design, problem-solving and message optimization. My interests in architecture go from territorial development to restoration and heritage, out of that I´m a learner and I´m eager to learn any new technologies.
My previous work experiences have taught me to do more than one thing at once, which I now thrive for in every opportunity I have.
I like to think in more than one possible solution when facing new challenges that make me more aware of the power of interdisciplinary work.


Ciudad Anónima

Thesis project for the bachelor of architecture. It aims to bring back the sense of belonging of the citizens by restoring several historical buildings and giving them a stronger paper in the daily life of the people.


High density residential buildings with shared laundry and work spaces.
COOP-CARPIO is the union between 2 existing references: German Großwohnsiedlunge and coop-housing.

Ozul Office Center

Contained on 9 levels: Ozul tries to get integrated into the context referencing itself to its current typologies so it can be appropriated in the future by the residents of the area.
Fuses form, function and morphological values of the site to get a satisfactory integration of a building that will be the first of its class in the area.


Project for the design and optimization of a hospital. Work in collaboration with other 3 colleagues, this project takes into consideration all kinds of medical gas pipes, water, lights, ventilation, pneumatic tubes, elevators, fire extinguishing systems, evacuation routes, all the machines related, in plan, 3D and details.



  • Conservatorio de Castella, Costa Rica
  • School + High School
  • Technical level in Art
  • Veritas University, Costa Rica
  • Bachelor of Architecture


  • Veritas University, Costa Rica Teaching assistant professor
  • McKinsey&Company Business Presentation Designer – Priority grade

Publications + Others

  • Joining the Architects Chamber of Costa Rica
  • Ciudad Anónima, Habitar Magazine #94 Architects Association of Costa Rica
  • Biennale Costa Rica, participation in the category of “Restoration and heritage”



Great team management, Problem-solving oriented. Good at team working but also an independent worker. Fast learner


  • Spanish – Native
  • English – C1 (TOEFLibt 103)
  • German- A2



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