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Team

Our team is comprised of highly talented individuals who each bring exceptional skills to Coeval Studio. We work hard as a collaborative team with one vision in mind: to create unforgettable experiences through strong concepts, interiors, space design, and branding.

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John Paul Valverde

Creative Director

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Influences: Vibrant spaces, Scandinavian design using pure natural materials, Hillstone Group, geometric uses of materials. The overwhelming energy, smell, movement, grit, and unforgettable power of these amazing cities: Mexico, Paris, Buenos Aires, Moscow and New York City.

People: Tom Ford, Mark Cuban, Ricardo Legorreta, Julius Shulman

Interests: Watching my 7 year old grow, restaurants, 3-day mini vacations, hip-hop and classical music, cook books, photography, Sunday dinner with family

Miguel Vicens

Creative Director

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Influences: Space and feel, contemporary architecture, modern art, simple lines, the creative use of materials.

Architects: Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid

Interests: Family and friends, art, computers and tech, cycling, radio control multi rotors, re-inventing the wheel

Gregory Hagmann

Project Architect

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Influences: Pitsou and Kedem, Frank Israel, Morphosis, Frank Lloyd Wright

Interests: Modern design and deconstructivism architecture

Alex Hardgrave

Project Manager

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Influences: Simple & understated design, tiny living, natural materials, classic yet modern spaces

People: Ilse Crawford, Susan Peterson, Steve Jobs, Obi Wan Kenobi

Interests: Family, rock climbing, hiking, camping, Star Wars and gear

Alondra Canchola

Design Intern

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People: Iris Apfel, Kelly Wearstler, Barry McGee, GATS, Donald Glover and Erica Abi Wrigh

Interests: performing arts, fashion, nature, the beach, hiking, cooking, art, drawing, photography, slacklining, Interior Design, architecture, coffee, and pizza

Karis Bishop

Space Designer

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Influences: how we can create architecture that is relevant to daily life and tries to address social and political shifts.

People: Amale Andraos/ Dan Wood of WORKac, Andres Jaque, Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), James Corner, Rem Koolhaas (OMA)

Interests: drawing, documentaries, reading, restaurants, music, cooking, graphic design, furniture design, photography, architecture

Edric Gonzalez

Space Designer

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Influences: I’m inspired by things that dwell between the meticulous simplicity of function and the rawness of human intuition.

People: Enric Miralles & Carme Pinós, Thom Mayne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis I. Kahn, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Murcutt, Renzo Piano, Zygmunt Bauman, Konstantin Grcic and Tom Kundig.

Interest: art and design exhibitions, live music, digital fabrication, and furniture design

Nhu Hue

Interior Designer

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Influences: Bauhaus, brutalism, art, fashion, Nordic, Japanese, Furniture, and Australian design

People: Mies, Richard Serra, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Keith Haring

Interests: traveling, baking, going to shows, making and building things

Carlos Garza

Space Designer

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Influences: architectural theory, Mexican and Chicano culture/aesthetics/design, brutalism, technology, materiality, Gesamtkunstwerk

People/Practices: Herzog & De Meuron, Michel Rojkind, MVRDV, Alvaro Siza, OMA, SANAA, Ricardo Bofill, Tatiana Bilbao, Kokkugia, Snohetta

Interests: art & design, photography, podcasts, music, film, family

Adaiah Flores

Interior Designer

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Influences: minimalism, Pacific Northwest architecture & design, Scandinavian Design, use of natural materials, details

People: Charles and Ray Eames, Olson Kundig, Marc Johns, Jessica Helgerson

Interests: coffee, cooking, supporting local businesses, podcasts, handmade things, instrumental music

Edgar Gabaldon

Space Designer

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Influences: Although I do admire every country for their own diversity and individuality, my design influence mainly comes from my Mexican culture. I love the colors, the textures, the music, and the food. Design is not just about the color palette of an interior or exterior of a space, it’s about the experience. It’s a way of life.

People: Ricardo Legorreta, Santiago Calatrava, Richard Meier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thom Mayne, & Louis Kahn

Interests: I can’t say that my only interests are architecture and design, but then I would be lying. The more I see, the more I learn, the more I want. I want to see new ideas, concepts, what’s the next big thing, but seeing your own idea come to life, that’s just an incredible moment. I do enjoy running and listening to music. They both help me liberate my mind. Last but not least, there’s brunching. Nothing like grabbing a few mimosas, great food, & enjoying it with friends and family.