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Josh Chaves is an architect graduated  with honors from the Veritas University in 2017. Where some of his collegue works were selected to compete at the National Biennals of Costa Rica.


From the moment he graduated his vision was focused on the design of residential homes. He had the opportunite to worked with design firms as Jaime Roullion and Studio Saxe. Part of those experiences evolved by giving consultancy for builders, architects and interior designers.


From 2022 he moved to Nosara and runs his own personal works over diferent parts of Costa Rica. His vision of architecture is related to understand where and how the capacity of design can bring us to the best result. In 2023 he founds PJ, as a space for sharing his works.


“Architecture means a constance response to our sorroundings, how good we response to them, makes something of what we can start considere beautiful" - Josh.



2009 Technical Drawing / Advance Course

2014 Atelier assitance - Vertical Housing Workshop [tercer cuatrimestre] 2014 Atelier assitance - Basic unit of Design

2015 Atelier assitance - Vertical Housing Workshop [tercer cuatrimestre] 2011-2016 Véritas University - Architecture School Bachelor

International Competitions

2015 Concordia lighthouse competition [Matterbetter]

2018 Military Museum - [Young Architects competition]


National Competitions


2016- Agua Caliente School project selected for the International Biennal of Architecture [Costa Rica], Veritas University.

2017 Best Architecture Thesis of the Year - Project [RE-] Véritas University - Architecture School

2017 Graduation Project [RE-] Selected for the National Congress of Architecture. Veritas University.


Work Experience


2015 Colaboration of Santa Ana project - PARQ firm

2017 Junior Architect - JRA Jaime Rouillon Arquitectura

2017 - 2021 Project Architect / Senior Architect- Studio Saxe

2021 -2022 Chief Architect - Nosara Design

2021-2022 Interior Consultant - Nosara Design

2021-2022 - Design Consultant at DBIO builders

2022- Colaboration on Design & Interiors  - Patti Rossatti

2022- Colaboration on Project Design - Sebastian Verners Architecture

2023- Founder and Design Director -  Portfolio Josh


Best Architecture Thesis of the Year - Project [RE-] Véritas University - Architecture School 2017

Agua Caliente School project - Internaltional Biennal of Architecture. Costa Rica 2016

Graduation Project [RE-] National Congress of Architecture. Costa Rica 2017

Professional Affiliations

2017 - Registered Architect at CFIA | # A- 31720 | San José, Costa Rica.


Nosara, Guanacaste architect - Costa Rica architect
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