Studio Completiva Inc. is a twelve-person firm, founded in 1995, on the belief that architecture is the fulfillment of human vision. The firm’s Latin name translates as studio, “a study in zealous fashion; to learn,” and completiva, “to fill, to complete, to make whole.” We believe the role of an architectural firm is to translate human aspirations into built realities. Architecture celebrates the marriage of human need and desire.
Studio Completiva specializes in challenging commissions undertaken by committed clients. We actively seek out complex projects requiring an innovative solution and approach. The firm focuses on unique projects of various scales. By combining thoroughness with insight, judgment and skill, we produce superior creative work, informed by the complexities of each project. Through exhaustive investigations and collaborations, we synthesize a single-most appropriate design solution.
As a small firm, Studio Completiva’s unique strengths lie in flexibility, innovation, and dedication to its practice. These strengths are not only clearly exemplified in the firm’s work but also in its relationships with clients and consultants. The hallmark of the firm is personalized service.
The firm’s success results directly from the high quality and unsurpassed commitment of the staff. The firm is committed to environmentally and ecologically sensitive designs and offers a full range of architectural services, including, feasibility studies, findings and recommendation reports, visual analysis, master planning, architectural/interior design, cost estimation and research/writing and education.
Yong Cho has 20 years of design and construction administration. As an architect, he embraces the opportunity to create innovative architecture through informed, in-depth and rigorous process. As in any art form, Yong believes that the best design solution is only found through many iterations or "takes". He has repeatedly succeeded in designing elegant, signature buildings based on simplicity and integrity. He has been involved in a wide array of projects from residential to international, institutional projects. Yong strives to combine responsible architecture and social concerns with design. He has strong interest in indigenous architecture and has traveled, researched and written about Asian and Native American Architecture. Prior to becoming an architect he pursued sculpture, painting and writing. He does attempt to get out to the river with a fly-rod and aspires to learn gliding.
Catherine offers a unique ability to combine theoretical understanding and practical implementation. She has an exceptional capacity to approach a project conceptually and to guide the design process from the beginning stages to the smallest details. In addition to her knowledge and skill base, Catherine brings to the project a commitment as well as a gift in understanding the client’s needs, desires and aspirations. She has a discerning ability to listen, formulate questions and integrate information. The projects she has worked on include residential and institutional work with an emphasis on feng shui integration and environmental sustainability.
Kevin has over 14 years of experience with institutional, educational, commercial and residential projects. He holds an Associate of Sciences Degree, Architectural Drafting, Denver Institute of Technology. He has been involved with all aspects of architectural design and has lead project teams as a project manager interfacing with owners, consultants and contractors. His expertise includes project management, design and fine detailing. Recently, he has been involved with generation of innovative details for a cost-effective, exterior rain-screen systems. During his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and chases after eclipses around the globe.