ARISTA is a planning, urban design, architecture and landscape firm that focuses on design within complex urban environments. Our work covers a wide range of scales, from large scale master plans for mixed-use developments and city planning public policy to detail-oriented architecture projects..

We approach projects with an emphasis on process and work closely with the client. We start by understanding the client’s vision and the different forces that influence the project. We align this forces throughout the design process in order to best benefit the project. We develop solutions and ideas coherent with the client’s vision and the context of the project, making room for innovation and bringing creativity to the final product. As it is often the case, for our work on complex urban projects we regularly assemble and lead an interdisciplinary team of experts on the different fields called by the project´s scope.

ARISTA is led by its two founding partners, Maria Elosua and Jaime Ortiz.

– Conceptualizing and development of real estate projects
– Development of city planning public policy
– Urban design
– Architectural and landscape projects